eat all the smith & deli sandwiches – #29 – back to the beginning – home alone

eat all the smith & deli sandwiches – #29 – back to the beginning – home alone

Here it is, day 29 and I’ve eaten all the sandwiches that I wanted to try. There was one day left to post a sandwich before the wrap up tomorrow, so I decided to go back to where it all began – the Home Alone.

I’ve never actually eaten the real Home Alone sandwich, because on the frenzy of opening day back in June, they’d run out of rolls and seitan turkey. I had my original one on turkish bread with chicken salad. I have that one scored as 11/10 – putting it at the top of my list of sandwiches.

So in the interests of science I ate the REAL Home Alone. The real sandwich ingredients are seitan turkey, stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, mashed potato and gravy on a roll.

I am happy to report that it almost lives up to the first one I ate. I probably prefer the first one by a half a point, but that’s being picky. It is possible that I just remember it more fondly because it was my first love.

In any case, there is a nice symmetry that my first and last sandwiches are both the same and the Home Alone, in either guise, still remains my favourite. I am going to score it the same.

As someone commented, it is like Christmas Dinner in a sandwich.


Smith & Deli
111 Moor St
Fitzroy, 3065


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8 thoughts on “eat all the smith & deli sandwiches – #29 – back to the beginning – home alone”

  • I just wanted to say how I have loved your sandwich reviews of Smith & Deli and allowing us to live vicariously through you. I have absolutely loved your honesty and your passion for food. I haven’t made comments in the past but wanted to say thank you for the past 29 days, I have looked forward to your email arriving in my inbox and reading what you have to say. I’ve been to Smith & Deli twice and both times purchased the vanilla slice. I’m looking forward to trying some of those sandwiches now. Once again thanks so very much

  • I want to say thank you too, Rosalie! I was the person who said hi while you were buying this sandwich and I’m sad to see it over too, but I’ve loved all the posts. Thanks a bunch. (And I adored my sandwich too, even when I got cranberry sauce on my stockings.)

  • I’ve really enjoyed your Mofo theme 😀 I’m inspired to try some of the sandwiches I have put towards the bottom of my must-try list. I feel like you need a theme song on the final day!

  • Thank you so much for taking on this challenge, which has helped me narrow down what sandwich I will have in my limited time in Melbourne next week. Home Alone wins it (though Hail Seitan is a second choice if I have time and room… I know your thoughts on that one.. hee).

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