the sandwich club

Hungry Planet, Clifton Street

Posted in Reviews by thesandwichclub on October 26, 2009

To book a day off work just to indulge in a sandwich from a local retailer has to be justified. Thankfully, this was one of those times. The Hungry Planet is one of the special finds that come far too rarely. In fact, we had not even heard about it until a fan of the Sandwich Club invited us to explore the delights of the Hungry Planet menu.

Hungry Planet

On entering we are greeted with an open cooler displaying all sorts of organic delights that divides our route into two as we make our way to the counter situated at the back of the shop. Organic products and a vegetarian menu are the theme of this place with a focus on locally sourced produce. The menu is impressively extensive for a shop only serving vegetarian food and even though the Sandwich Clubbers are not vegetarians this did not make our job of choosing a sandwich any easier.

Instantly the service is friendly and welcoming, a lovely chap (called Chris) ran us through the menu. Seen as its cold outside, and 50% of the Clubbers are feeling slightly hung over, two toasties (cheese/onion/harissa* & goats cheese/onion/harissa both on wholemeal organic bread), a slice of banana and walnut cake and a smoothie are the order of the day.

Goat's Cheese, onion, harissa toastie

Toastie & Smoothie

Seats are taken, and despite the brain freeze, the smoothie is fresh, cold, and very refreshing.

It’s a little bit of a wait till our plates arrive but this is a good thing. Time is spent watching the world go by on the newly rejuvenated Clifton Street and investigating all the goodies Hungry Planet have on sale. Visit their website here for an overview Hungry Planet

The texture on the toasted organic bread is lovely, and the harissa gives a nice kick through the goat’s cheese. A smell of heaven turns up at the table, this is the heated up banana and walnut cake, and the sweet tooth of the Sandwich Club is definitely satisfied!

Cheese Toastie

Banana and Walnut cake

A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Take out is available but we recommend taking some time to sit in and enjoy the Hungry Planet. In the mean time befriend them here: Hungry Planet Facebook

*Harissa – is a North African hot red sauce or paste whose main ingredients are chilli peppers (often smoked or dried) and garlic. Though most closely associated with Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, it is a standard ingredient of North African cuisine. Harissa often contains coriander, caraway, or cumin, and usually olive oil. It may also contain tomatoes. It is used both as a condiment and as an ingredient in recipes.


Price:               3 /4

Taste:               4/4

Look:                4 /4

Service:           4/4

Originality:    3.5/4

Score: 18.5/20


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  1. Hungry Planet « the sandwich club said, on October 6, 2010 at 4:03 pm

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