Rosemont sandwich shop Sandwicherie Sue has made its first expansion, with a bigger new outpost on Duluth Avenue.
Christened Épicerie Sue, it’ll dish up sandwiches and other bites similar to the original, although the menu isn’t identical. Sue’s sandwiches are adjacent to Vietnamese banh mi, but mix in some other influences. For example, most sandwiches come with cucumber, daikon, carrot, and cilantro, as is standard at many banh mi spots, but Sue also includes a house aioli, and different grilled meats that aren’t strictly Vietnamese — at the new epicerie, the Chinese-leaning pork char siu, and the “traditional” sandwich with pâté, Vietnamese sausage, and barbecue ham will be on the menu, served in crispy rolls (not baguettes).
The menu also boasts some new creations — ginger chicken, curry chicken, and lemongrass tofu will all be grilled up and put into three new sandwiches; it’ll also serve fresh rolls with chicken, pork, and tofu. Soups and salads will also be offered. Drink options include Vietnamese coffee (with condensed milk), bubble tea, and a house lemonade.
The original Sandwicherie Sue is somewhat of a hidden gem for Rosemont and surrounds — with a tiny store on Beaubien and 2nd Avenue, owner Susan Lo and her team dish up a short menu of sandwiches drawing on Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines. Open for lunch through to the early evening hours, it’s a beloved cheap eat in the neighbourhood for hearty sandwiches that all clock in under the $10 mark.
While the menu at Duluth is a little different, it’s not a big departure — it’s very affordable, with casual counter service, and similar hours. The new location is bigger, so beyond the sandwiches and other house-made items, it’ll also sell various east and southeast Asian goods, including snacks (shrimp chips), sauces, and ramen noodles — hence the “épicerie” part of the name.
STATUS — Épicerie Sue is open at 951 Duluth E from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.
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