We’re gonna scream if we have to choke down another five-dollar foot-long (though they do make us crave sandwiches)!
So how excited were we to discover a new type of Afternoon Delight that actually includes a fresh-made sandwich. And soup! And iced tea! At Beyond the Box at ilume, we think we’ve found the ultimate, healthy lunch special. The combo’s just $5.95 and features a ton of food.
First, head to the back of the market and fill out the Build Your Own Sandwich card on the clipboard and slide your order through the tiny window to the unseen sandwich maker on the other side. (We imagine a tuxedo-wearing monkey, robot or male underwear model actually doing all the work, but none of those would probably pass health codes.)
You select exactly which type of sandwich you’d like, calling the shots on everything from bread type to which delicious meats and cheeses you want to tickle your taste buds. Add on fresh spreads like Hummus or Horseradish Cream. Then go crazy with toppings running the savory gamut from Black Olives to Roasted Onions and Peppers or Sautéed Mushrooms.
While you wait for your sandwich, serve up a cup of hot (and we mean lawsuit-hot) soup. Choices typically include a Hearty Vegetable soup or something more gourmet like Butternut Squash. There are always four delicious choices, so if you can’t find something you like, you’re pickier than we feared.
Then sashay on over to the register, select your flavor of iced tea (Strawberry-Green is our fave) and by the time you swipe your debit card, your sandwich is ready and you’ve still got 53 minutes left on your lunch hour to surf for porn send e-mails to Grandma with their free Wi-Fi.
And you know the best part about getting a good deal at lunch? More money for happy hour later.
Afternoon Delight Combo, $5.95
Available Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Beyond the Box Cedar Springs
4123 Cedar Springs inside ilume