ASK ML: Anybody Seen the Special Vegetarian Blimpie Sandwich

Blimpie Off the Menu "Special Vegetarian" Sandwich

Remember that amazing vegetarian Indian sandwich with doritos being sold out of the now shuttered Blimpie on 46th btw. 5+6th?  Lunch’er “Bikewobble” claims that it was supposed to return:

“Before they closed the owner mentioned they were going to try to get the sandwich into another local shop, maybe have a little corner in another establishment, just making the nacho sandwich. Anyone know if they ever succeeded in setting up somewhere? i want them back so bad!”

Yes, does anybody know?  Please comment below, or email me at zach@midtownlunch.  Be sure cc Sarah DiGregorio from Fork in the Road.  She’s the one who originally found it.

The “Special Vegetarian” at Blimpie is the Spiciest Sandwich in Midtown


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    Vegetarian, perhaps not! “Some Frito-Lay brand seasoned products, including some flavors of Doritos, contain pork enzymes in addition to herbs, cheese and other seasonings. Frito-Lay’s web site states that they use enzymes from pigs (porcine enzymes) in some of their seasoned snack chip products to develop ‘unique flavors’.”

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    I have no basis for this, but I always assumed they used some generic or Utz brand cheesey tortilla chip. Using Doritos would have been way too classy.

  • WHAT is in this sandwich? Besides Doritos that is.

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    This sandwich is or was at least at one other Blimpie’s spot in midtown that has a large South Asian customer base. I just can’t remember were it is (or was) for the life of me. Also they use Bravos for the tortilla chips if I remember correctly(they definitely were not Doritos).

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