The Charm of Brass Tacks Sandwiches

Update: They now have a website!

Last week, I was charmed by a sandwich. True story.

softly opening


I stopped by the soft opening of Brass Tack Sandwiches, located on the corner of N Fremont & N Vancouver, and I continue to look back, wistfully. This new deli has creative vegan, vegetarian and omni options, including housemade vegan salami, ham, beanballs, turkey, cold salads & slaws, daily soups, housemade beverages and coming soon – pickles! Both my friend and I ordered the Velveeta Underground, featuring agave smoked seitan ham (yup, I just wrote that) and smoked oat cashew cheese (and that!) and other goodness in between one of Fleur de Lis’ ciabatta rolls. Dare I say, this sandwich was artisan. There’s a build-your-own option amongst other unique named signature vegan sandwiches, too. Here’s the menu.

This adorable combination was served on a cafeteria style lunch try. Add the mug of soup; cue instant charm & nostalgia.

The soup of the day: Cream of Mushroom sprinkled with fresh chives. So great.

Purple Cabbage & Dill Slaw

Behold, The Velveeta Underground

Brass Tacks & the return of Susie

I’m stoked about returning & trying the Captain Nemo, a white beanball & marinara sub, on my next visit.  And believe it: I learned after the fact that this shop was a freaking Kickstarter project come to life! Impressive.

Bonus points for being on my bus line!

Note: They have both vegan and carnivorous versions of their meats – make sure you order the right thing, yo.

5 thoughts on “The Charm of Brass Tacks Sandwiches

  1. Thanks for the review! I’m excited to stop in soon too, and noticed they looked open yesterday. In other news, I’m starting to think you might live next door to me. They’re on my bus line too!

  2. Oh my God will somebody get me back to Northern America IMMEDIATELY! Jess, I am going to repeat your words..agave smoked seitan ham! tra la! – these people are brass tacks are thinking way out of the box! I want it ALL! and oh how I miss Virgils Zero cherry soda. Thank God for blogging…thanks for sharing.

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