Portland Sandwich Company

Portland Sandwich Company Reuben

Portland Sandwich Company Reuben

Never heard of it, have ya?   PSC makes sandwiches for gas stations, mini marts, vending, and offices.   There’s usually a company or two like this in every city, they compete with national brands of the same ilk like “Deli Express.”

I’ve written about ‘gas station sandwiches’ on an occasion or two.   That’s my phrase for them, it’s not a trade label.
I generally stay away from the “salad varieties”  (tuna, egg), but the meat and cheese ones seem harmless.  Pretty much my favorite is Deli Express’ muffaletta.  They take a little poetic license with the original recipe, but I like it just the same.
Today I was perusing the cooler at my favorite Chinatown mini mart, and spotted Portland Sandwich Company’s version of a “Reuben.’  $3.49.
I took it back to the office and dissected it.  The label lists 64 separate ingredients that make up the corned beef, swiss, bread, and thousand island dressing (which I scrapped off).   Two of the more interesting ones were “saurekraut” (sic), and “raisin juice.”  Hmmmm.
Anyway, it wasn’t so bad.  The bread wasn’t soggy from the kraut, which I anticipated, and the meat was passable, much more so than the press/chopped/form ham or turkey one usually gets.
The food carts of Portland are great, but remember there are other small businesses in the food arena too.  If you get a chance, support the Portland Sandwich Company.
Portland Sandwich Company Reuben

Portland Sandwich Company Reuben