With a plethora of options at your disposal, the Panera Bread menu is daunting. It can be helpful to ask yourself “what am I in the mood for?” If your answer is a sandwich, then you simply can’t go wrong with the Roasted Turkey Apple Cheddar sandwich. It’s the bread-bordered brother to Panera’s classic Fuji Apple Salad.
Bread can make or break a sandwich, it needs to support the ingredients while assisting with texture and taste. The Cranberry Walnut loaf used here accomplishes all three tasks impressively. The soft bread absorbs the moisture from inside the sandwich while generally holding up structurally. An oversized slice of lovely white Vermont cheddar cheese acts as a canopy hanging over the rest of the ingredients. Plump slices of turkey (raised without antibiotics) are juicy and satisfying. The fresh apple and cabbage slaw provides a cool crunch to every bite. The RTAC is finished off nicely with the peppery twang of arugula and a mustard horseradish sauce.
Panera makes a number of awesome sandwiches. This is one of them. It’s refreshing, reliable and is the only sandwich on the menu with cole slaw!
Rating: 7/10 Bowls of Bread
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