Tonight I Dined: Pop's Poboys

I'm back on the blog after a much needed road trip vacation. I'm ready to report the highs (and lows) of eating vegan along the Gulf Coast!

The first stop was Lafayette, Louisiana. Lafayette is the state's 4th largest city and is a college town with about 20,000 students attending ULL. My HappyCow and Yelp searches for things to eat yielded few, but promising results. 

I saw that Pop's Poboys in the downtown area had a red bean and chickpea falafel poboy, but since it wasn't labelled vegetarian or vegan I contacted them before hand to ask about ingredients. They assured me that without the tzatziki sauce, it was vegan.

First off, order the half. I like to eat, but the sandwich was so dense that the whole would have weighed 3 pounds. The sandwich rocked, all the way from the authentic poboy bread to the patties that were nice and crispy on the outside and delicious on the inside. If red beans aren't your thing, don't worry, this didn't taste too dissimilar to an all-chickpea falafel. The lettuce and tomatoes brought a welcome freshness, and honestly the tomato might have been my favorite part of the sandwich it was that delicious. The tahini sauce was that premium, sticky tahini with a deep sesame flavor. When I say sticky, I mean it, so skip the tahini if you don't like a thick sauce and opt for the ketchup on the table. Add some Zapp's chips as a side and you've got a killer vegan meal in Poboy country.