Is Fremont becoming the Seattle sandwich mecca? First Paseo, then Baguette Box, now Homegrown Sandwiches.
Light pours in through the tall windows in front, with equally tall chalkboard menus lining one wall, detailing the numerous options. We’ve visited Homegrown twice since they opened last month, and word of their opening has clearly gotten out – every seat was filled on both visits, with more people standing around, waiting for to-go orders. Homegrown’s environmental mission is summed up nicely on one chalkboard that lists each sandwich ingredient with three possible checkboxes: local, organic, and sustainable.
Dawn and I both enjoyed the grilled cheese with melted Beecher’s Flagship and caramelized onions – it’s like eating a French onion soup sandwich. Everything else we tried (the Reuben, a turkey and avocado, and a sweet potato and black-eyed pea cake) was basic but tasty. The staff is very friendly and helpful, though it seems like they’re still figuring out their system, given mistakes with orders on both of our visits.
I like the sustainable approach that Homegrown is taking, and I’ll be back next time I’m in Fremont to try more sandwiches.
3416 Fremont Ave N, Seattle