Nowadays, and especially in a college town, it's so hard to find a place to stop for lunch that is fast, healthy, near campus and won't break the bank. Lucky for us, Sourdough & Co. hits all the marks. The place itself is an eye-catcher, and plenty of seating with wooden tables and chairs makes this the perfect place to take a mid-school day break. Here are all the things you need to know about Sourdough & Co.

Soups and Salads

The best way that I could describe this place is to say that it's an amped up version of Subway. The menu has three categories: sandwiches, soup of the day and gourmet salads. The soup menu usually includes the clam chowder staple as well as a special that changes depending on the day of the week. It was cream of potato the day that I went. The salad menu is slightly limited but very fresh. They offer a Greek salad with Kalamata olives, red onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and feta cheese, and an Italian salad with mozzarella, artichokes, bell peppers and salami. 


The sandwiches, Sourdough & Co.'s star players, are the real deal. They offer a variety of deli meats and several cheeses to choose from, have their own specialty house spread and include lettuce, tomatoes, onions and mustard. The best part is that you can choose the size of your sandwich from 4 inches to 8 inches, so you never have to worry about Subway's foot-longs ever again.

A Personal Review

Annika Altura

My experience at Sourdough & Co. was a pretty good one for a first try. I spent around $11 for a cup of soup, a 4-inch sandwich and an iced tea. If there's anything that I have to mention about this place, however, it's the bread. There's nothing more satisfying than biting into a crusty piece of well-made, freshly baked sourdough. The clam chowder had a good savory flavor and was creamy without being overly heavy, and the sandwich I got, roast beef and provolone, tasted fresh and flavorful. The only thing that I wish they had is the option to toast and serve hot sandwiches.

The Star of the Dough

Soups, salads and sandwiches are all pretty standard lunch meals. However, what separates this place from the rest of the sandwich shops around is that, unlike chains such as Subway or Quiznos, everything tastes fresh. The bread made in-house is outstanding, with a perfect crusty exterior and a soft, pillowy texture with just enough sourness to round out the flavors of everything it sandwiches. Vegetables are cut freshly everyday and all the meats are cured well without tasting overly-processed. The fresh tasting food makes everything stand out. 

Overall, I think I'll be keeping Sourdough & Co. in my rotation. I love that I have a lot more control over what I put on my sandwich and that I can control the portion size too. As a health nut and someone who's always down for a soup, salad and sandwich lunch in the middle of the college frenzy, I definitely see myself coming back. I might even leave with a loaf of their amazing bread.