Sub-Culture serves a dozen vegetarian (and vegan-optional) sandwiches

Categories: Veggie Girl

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During its short time on the map, Sub-Culture has become very popular; it opened last year and has already garnered a Best of Denver award as the Best Non-Sports Spot for Watching Games. But we were more concerned with the food than the atmosphere when we swooped in to pick up lunch (after ordering online -- convenient!) one weekend afternoon.

Although the hour was somewhat off -- a little early for a true dinner rush -- clusters of people were soaking up what was left of the day's sunlight on the patio, while inside, the kitchen staff scurried and prepped, assembling sandwiches and packaging orders.

Sub-Culture has dozens of meat options, both toasted and cold, and a dozen different vegetarian options. The sandwiches are served on your choice of white or wheat bread and come in lengths of seven to twelve inches, and vegan cheese and mayonnaise are both available if you want to use one or both as a substitute.

The vegetarian version of the Sancho (pictured above) features tempeh, green chile, cream cheese, grilled onion, lettuce and tomato.

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The veggie Reuben includes tempeh, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese (substituted here with vegan cheese) and Thousand Island dressing (substituted here with vegan mayonnaise).

Both sandwiches were tasty, although Vine Street Pub (& Brewery)'s version of the tempeh Reuben is cheaper ($6.95, compared to $10.50 at Sub-Culture) and has more filling. It's reasonable to pay $10 for a meat-filled twelve-inch sandwich, but when you pay the same price for the veggie options, it would be nice to get a little more bang for your buck. Still, the food is good enough that we'd definitely run by to grab another sandwich while out and about.

Sub-Culture is located at 1300 Pennsylvania Street; call http://thisissubculture.com.

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Sub-Culture

1300 Pennsylvania St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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chknlkn
chknlkn

you only paid $10? my footlong (vegan) tempeh marinara was $13.50. i do really like the food, but i just can't afford that price except for every now & again.

Chris Baker
Chris Baker

It's $6.50 for a 7" and $10 for the foot long.  It should also be noted that the reuben at Vine Street doesn't come on the awesome bread like at Sub-Culture.  

Markt
Markt

Sub-Cultures subs are great. I think they get they're bread from Blue Point, which is just fine by me.  The chains use bread that just doesn't cut it.  All the sandwiches I've had were tasty and filling.  Fat Jacks and Sub-Culture are my favorite Cap Hill sub joints.

DenverEater
DenverEater

I love this place!  So many different and interesting combinations to choose from!

Barslinger
Barslinger

Great sub sandwiches a favorite place to stop when in the neighborhood.  It is much better than the chains and you get get a cold draft beer!!

Mantonat
Mantonat

$10.50 for a sandwich - is that the going price for all the sandwiches of that size? Does it even come with sides? 

Amber Taufen
Amber Taufen

That was a twelve-inch sandwich in the picture -- I don't think it was worth $10. The bread is good, but I still think Vine Street has an overall better sandwich (and better value; their sandwich is bigger than the twelve-inch and comes with sides).

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