Columbia Street Sandwich Company: Marble Rye
Looking for new eats is always a bit of a challenge for me but I came across the appropriately named Columbia Street Sandwich Company in mid-July. This is a busy little sandwich shop located on Columbia Street in New Westminster with plenty of local patrons from nearby businesses.
On my first visit in mid-July, there was a fairly steady line-up at the counter but it moved fairly quick. I ordered the Turkey, Bacon, Avocado ($8.25 ) which is a fairly popular choice as I saw lots of other diners order the same thing. It’s served on your choice of bread (I picked marble rye) and is served with lettuce, tomato, red onion, cucumber, and mayo. The sandwich is really solid and I really liked the bacon in this ‘wich but I was a bit surprised that the marble rye wasn’t very marbly.
On my second visit, I decided to try their Soup and Salad Combo ($6.25 + $1 for added bacon + $4 for soup). The Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce comes with lettuce, tomato, red onion, cucumber, mayo and your choice of bread. I opted for marble rye again and was pleased that it was better than it was on my first visit. This is a good sandwich and the sweet cranberry sauce goes well with the savory turkey. The mushroom soup was creamy (kind of like condensed soup?) but could have used some more mushrooms in it.
It seems like each time I come here, the marble rye gets better and better. This time around, the bread had that beautifully spiraled mix of light and dark… Man! This is what you call marble rye! The Tuna Salad on Marble Rye ($5.50) is fully loaded with lettuce, tomato, onions, and cucumber and I really enjoyed this. I made it a combo and added a cookie instead of soup. I found the oatmeal cookie was tender but the chocolate chips kept falling off.
While the sandwiches aren’t as far out as nearby Big Star Sandwiches, you get a solid selection of ‘wiches here.
550 Columbia St
New Westminster, BC