Jul 082014
 
Forward Foods

Forward Foods

Forward Foods

I was starving after a morning of doing errands and drove around Norman a bit before finally deciding on Forward Foods. I remember from the menu on Urban Spoon they had a veggie sandwich that had avocado, tomato, pea sprouts, cucumbers, fresh sweet peppers and carrot on 12 grain bread with veganaise and olive tapenade. That sounded really good to me so I decided to drive there and have a sandwich for lunch.

I parked and walked in and was greeted as I walked in. On the left and back are shelves stocked with canned and jarred items, bulk herbs, pasta, and grains. On the right was the kitchen and deli filled with cheeses. I saw the menu upfront by the cash register, glanced at it and ordered the veggie sandwich, which was different than the one that was on Urbanspoon. The menu there was outdated. What I got was layers of shredded carrots, sliced tomato, sliced avocado, and arugula on toasted wheat which was coated on one piece with hummus. Not quite the same pizazz as they had before, but I was starving so I ordered it.

As I was waiting for my sandwich to be made I looked around for a bit and saw a few things that I am going to have to come back for. I saw some Spanish olives, Spanish olive oil, and a couple of other goodies.

Inside Forward Foods

Inside Forward Foods


When my sandwich was ready I sat down to eat it and bit into it. It was a pretty good mix of flavors. The bread was nice and toasty, and between the crunch of the toast and grated carrots, creaminess of the hummus and avocado, and the tartness of the arugula, it made for a nice combination. The sandwich costs $6, and that is all you get (Well you also get a sliver of pickle as well), no chips, or other sides or drink. To me the sandwich was on the thin side as well. I was hoping for something more substance between the sandwich slices, but it was good.
Veggie sandwich at Forward Foods

Veggie sandwich at Forward Foods


I wish I would have been able to try the old sandwich, since I am a sucker for anything olive, and I left hungry. As I was driving home I thought of stopping for sushi somewhere but didn’t, but the moment I got home I ate again.

The store is nice, the people working there were nice and friendly as well. The sandwich was really good, but for me it was more like a light snack and not a lunch. I will be back, but it is to go back for those Spanish olives I saw on the shelf.

Forward Foods can be found at:
2001 W Main St, Ste 11 Norman, OK 73069
(405) 321-1007
http://www.forwardfoods.com
Forward Foods on Urbanspoon

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