At Salty Tongue you can create your own sandwiches from over 110 topping choices, specialty meats and organic freshly baked breads. Also available at this New York style deli are soup, salads and imported canned goods.
I'm not sure how a sandwich shop can run out of turkey,but it did.
My substitute,a corned beef on white was ,well shite.
White bread that tasted like a wonder loaf,boring corned beef,and just the worst value ever.
Gastown is filling up with decent places to eat,and this joint will soon be swallowed up if it doesnt improve.
I've had lunch at the Salty Tongue a few times. The first few times were great. Food was delicious and well prepared. Tried the soup/sandwich/salad combos each time. Last time I had lunch there something changed. Sandwich didn't use the same spicy mustard it previously had, and the chickpea salad was not as tasty.
It seems like trendy eating joints love these large "communal" dining tables, but, to be honest, I hate them. Unfortunately, that's really the only seating choice you have at Salty Tongue, other than the stools at the counter near the front of the place.
Stopped by the Salty Tongue with my uncle for lunch awhile back and had an average experience. I had the build your own sandwich which happened to be perfect. My uncle on the other hand ordered the "Heather Pot Pie" which is a scottish meat pie only it didn't seem to have any meat. This aside I would try this place again because they have great specialty coffees they pull from Stumptown varieties. The communal long table and funky copper wall inside are super modern and enjoyable as well.
My husband and I visited the Salty Tongue for lunch last week. We had heard good things about the sandwiches. Unfortunately, the food did not live up to our expectations.
The meatloaf sandwich is the Salty Tongue's "signature" sandwich. The filling was flavourful, but the sourdough bread didn't do the sandwich any favours — there was no sourdough flavour, and it was airy with no density. Sourdough is apparently the default, but other bread choices are available.
We also ordered a turkey sandwich. It was no better than a Subway sandwich — bland, with only a thin slice of cheese and few condiments.
I don't know where the other reviewers went, but this place is good. I suspect that we as a city are suffering a little from the nouveaux-riche syndrome. This is especially evident in Kits and on Davie, where horrendous and despicable restaurants make a killing fleecing dupes in Lululemon out of their money every week because they don't know good food from a bag of organic oats strapped to their face, while chain restaurants rake in cash with mediocre fare and faux-gourmet fare. Meanwhile neat little specialty sandwich shops that cater exactly to your liking - you can build any sandwich you like and choose your bread (like it says in big letters) - is derided because of a lack for anything approaching sophistication in this city's enormous and immensely uncultured middle class.
Never mind, this place is the real deal. The bread is hand-made, the sandwiches are hand-made, all the ingredients are made in-house (including condiments) and the ingredients are fresh. The turkey-bacon sandwich I have returned a half-dozen times for is fantastic: thickly piled turkey, cranberry sauce compote (I think), fresh greens, home-made chips on the side...and I usually indulge in the vegan soup. The potato-leek was phenomenal.
It's brightly lit, the chef brings your the food him/herself, and the communal table is a nice change from booths and stools - I have had a couple friendly impromptu conversations already. In Vancouver!
If you can't appreciate the finer things in life, feel free to visit your local Subway instead. You know what, the sandwiches there are the same price, except they're twice as big and totally and utterly tasteless, nutritionally unredeemable cylinders of industrially processed pseudo-food!