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Rusty's Sandwich Parlour

A sustainably-focused sandwich bar to delight carnivores and vegans alike.
By Libby Curran
November 20, 2020
By Libby Curran
November 20, 2020

An ode to everyone's favourite two-handed feed, East Brunswick Sandwich Parlour is the inner north's new go-to for delicious things stuffed between bread. Or more specifically, for hefty ciabattas featuring a diverse range of creative fillings.

The venture comes from the same minds behind Green Acre Pizza Bar and boasts a similar commitment to sustainability. That's evident in its largely homespun fitout of recycled materials, as well as the menu's thoughtful ingredient list.

Here, carnivores and plant-based diners are catered to in equal measure — you'll find the likes of a vegan beetroot reuben with Russian dressing ($13) celebrated with as much fanfare as the signature Cubano starring 12-hour orange-braised free-range pork ($16). There's also a spicy school prawn and avocado number ($16), a vegan salami sanga with plant-based fior di latte ($13), and even a breakfast option teaming cheesy omelette with chilli jam ($12). Gluten-free alternatives are available for most of the sandwiches and you can whack a side of chips onto any order for an easy $4.

To match the eats, you'll find ethical blends and single origins from These Days Coffee Roasting — another project from co-owner Phil Gijsbers — along with a nostalgic lineup of cold drinks that includes classic cans of Pasito.

Images: Jake Roden

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