So it looks like I’ve gone a bit too far with my whole trying out new eats and tried the one type of cuisine that has always, absolutely terrified me: “healthy” (I use quotation marks since there’s no real concensus on what healthy really is). Not wanting to take too deep of a leap in my first venture, I decided to forgo any raw/vegan places, but stuck to something a bit more safe in Tractor Foods. They have several locations in Vancouver, with the closest to UBC being in Kits. I decided to drop by there for my weekday lunch. The moment that I stepped in, I wanted to run back out. They had a display filled with salads. Ugly, disgusting salads. I steeled myself however. I had come to try new things and as turned-off and offended as I was by the sight, I knew that I had to keep an open mind. Fortunately, they did offer a few sandwiches in addition to rabbit food. I got their Chicken Sandwich.
Chicken Sandwich ($9.50):
Grilled chicken breast, arugula, pear, house pickled onions, pesto aioli, provolone cheese, sourdough bread
Although not particularly large, the sandwich had a decent amount of filling, including a fair amount of meat, which was quite tender and juicy. The bread was nicely grilled and crispy, with a slight bit of tang. I could have done with a little more pear and a lot more cheese.
So at least the sandwich was relatively palatable. Unfortunately, I found the portion to be too small for the price, and was left only about half full (I’ve got the appetite of a big, athletic teenage boy and the body of a very short, lazy Asian woman). I was not particularly impressed. I can understand how people who’re looking for something healthier or (for some reason that’s way beyond my understanding) happen to actually like salads might appreciate this place. I’m just going to stick to my junk food (or maybe a pita from Donair Dude, which is cheaper and MUCH more filling).