The holidays have sufficiently taken over everyone’s minds, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t the morning that you wake up craving a healthy sandwich..made by someone else.
One of our favourite haunts in Calgary is the Lazy Loaf. The sandwiches are unreal, the desserts are unbelievable, and the brunch is outstanding. No matter what you’re looking for, this place has it.
From the outside, it looks like a bit of a hole in the wall (and okay, maybe from the inside too). But don’t let that fool you.
You carefully select your meat, veggies, cheese, and sauces for your customized sandwich by highlighting options off a menu. Once you place your order (assuming you aren’t sidetracked by the massive cakes, cupcakes, rice krispie squares, and puffed wheat squares) you’re given a metal stand with a number.
The place is always crowded so you need to keep an eye out for a seat. That being said, it’s pretty easy to find one as turnover is pretty quick.
On a lazy Sunday morning, we stole a spot near the window for a bit of sun on our pale skin.
In no time, our homemade meals arrived. Now, they do offer a ton of great breakfast items like pancakes, waffles, and eggs benedict…but the sandwiches are where it is at, hands down.
The bread is soft, moist, and freshly made. Flecks of carrots and multigrain seeds pop in and out.
Massive slices of meat – turkey for me and heaps of tuna for him – are covered in whatever tickled your fancy that day.
And to top it all off? A delicious, crunchy, and juicy pickle. Who doesn’t love a good pickle?!
You can select a full or half sandwich, and salad or soup combo. Today’s soup was tomato meatball.
While you warm up with your home cooked meal, save some room for dessert. My go-to is the Eat-More bar. Thick sticky chocolate surrounds massive peanuts and flakey oats. Each bite is sticky, chewy, and utterly sweet.
Like all their desserts, nothing is small. You can easily share between the two of you…or take half home and save it for later. For a couple dollars, they are a steal of a deal!
The service is quick, the meals are delicious, and the prices are reasonable. A meal for two (with drinks, sandwiches, and desserts) is about $20. They make coffee, tea, and cappuccinos for those caffeine cravings, and jugs of water line the side island to quench your thirst.
I highly recommend going – and if so, I’ll probably see you there! You can always tell when I enjoy a meal because I forget to take pics!