Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Wild Thyme Table: Turkey vs. roast beef

Each sandwich has a different thing going for it

A counter full of pastries and side dishes
A counter full of pastries and side dishes

Turkey or roast beef. How often do I find myself in this position?

I’m visiting The Wild Thyme Table, a newish deli counter in between the train station and the courthouse downtown. There’s a lengthy list of sandwiches and salads on the wall in front of me, but the most popular, I’m told, are the Citrus Turkey sandwich ($9), and the Oven Roasted Beef ($9). I think to myself, I’m always choosing between turkey and beef at a sandwich shop. This has become standard.

Oven roasted turkey sandwich on cheddar jalapeño bread

But then the sandwiches arrive, and they’re not standard. They’re kind of memorable.

Wild Thyme Wild Thyme Table is an extension of The Wild Thyme events and catering company. The pastries behind the glass counter at the front of the shop were baked at its Miramar HQ. So was the focaccia used to make my roast beef sandwich, which tastes like springy pizza crust.

Everything on the sandwich is thinly layered. The roast beef has mellow, umami forward flavor. There’s a light tang of white cheddar, a little earthy arugula, and a bite of horse radish. Really setting the sandwich apart though is the “oven dried” tomato: slow roasted at low temperatures until its virtually spreadable. It gives the sandwich just enough to stand out.

Roast beef with "oven dried tomatoes"

The bread of the turkey sandwich was not baked in Miramar; it’s a jalapeño cheddar bread from another local bakery, Bread & Cie. It turns out a nice choice for the thick slices of citrus roasted turkey, spruced up with a fresh tasting basil aioli. It’s a lot of flavor for a turkey sandwich, and I’m diggin it.

Wild thyme replaces a Waters Fine Catering at this location, and offers a fairly similar approach. I would have to say this feels like an upgrade, while acknowledging I partly think so because Wild Thyme only charges $2.50 for cold brew coffee.

I’ve barely grazed the surface of its daily menu, which changes with the seasonal produce, but I get why these sandwiches have sold well for the young eatery. It was good enough to lure me back here next time I get jury duty, for sure.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Gerry Braun gives to boss Mara Elliott

Lorena Gonzalez gets $500K from unions to fight Uber
A counter full of pastries and side dishes
A counter full of pastries and side dishes

Turkey or roast beef. How often do I find myself in this position?

I’m visiting The Wild Thyme Table, a newish deli counter in between the train station and the courthouse downtown. There’s a lengthy list of sandwiches and salads on the wall in front of me, but the most popular, I’m told, are the Citrus Turkey sandwich ($9), and the Oven Roasted Beef ($9). I think to myself, I’m always choosing between turkey and beef at a sandwich shop. This has become standard.

Oven roasted turkey sandwich on cheddar jalapeño bread

But then the sandwiches arrive, and they’re not standard. They’re kind of memorable.

Wild Thyme Wild Thyme Table is an extension of The Wild Thyme events and catering company. The pastries behind the glass counter at the front of the shop were baked at its Miramar HQ. So was the focaccia used to make my roast beef sandwich, which tastes like springy pizza crust.

Everything on the sandwich is thinly layered. The roast beef has mellow, umami forward flavor. There’s a light tang of white cheddar, a little earthy arugula, and a bite of horse radish. Really setting the sandwich apart though is the “oven dried” tomato: slow roasted at low temperatures until its virtually spreadable. It gives the sandwich just enough to stand out.

Roast beef with "oven dried tomatoes"

The bread of the turkey sandwich was not baked in Miramar; it’s a jalapeño cheddar bread from another local bakery, Bread & Cie. It turns out a nice choice for the thick slices of citrus roasted turkey, spruced up with a fresh tasting basil aioli. It’s a lot of flavor for a turkey sandwich, and I’m diggin it.

Wild thyme replaces a Waters Fine Catering at this location, and offers a fairly similar approach. I would have to say this feels like an upgrade, while acknowledging I partly think so because Wild Thyme only charges $2.50 for cold brew coffee.

I’ve barely grazed the surface of its daily menu, which changes with the seasonal produce, but I get why these sandwiches have sold well for the young eatery. It was good enough to lure me back here next time I get jury duty, for sure.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Gerry Braun gives to boss Mara Elliott

Lorena Gonzalez gets $500K from unions to fight Uber
Next Article

De Anza Cove terrorized, La Jolla Cove cesspool, doomed life in Eastlake, South vs North Park, displaced persons in City Heights

Quirky San Diego neighborhoods
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close