I’m kind of obsessed with Sloco. My only complaint about this 12 South eatery is that they aren’t open longer (they close at 4:00 each day). The vibe in the small sandwich shop is warm and welcoming, and the food is incredibly delicious and super affordable. Sloco’s commitment to using local ingredients is laudable and their Declaration of Food Independence is reason enough to support them. Their website will tell you exactly how many miles the ingredients in your sandwich have traveled to get to your belly.
The menu at Sloco is ever-changing based on what’s in season, and the sandwich featured in the above photo has already vanished from their online menu, presumably to make way for more fresh goodness. What you see above is a Shaved Seitan Sub with a Housemade Pickle. Mouthwatering marinated seitan is topped with crispy chickpeas, fresh locally-grown squash, and a divine sesame dressing. The pickles on this particular visit were made from cucumbers but they are made from whatever’s fresh at the moment. This sandwich was absolutely amazing. The seitan was incredibly juicy and flavorful, the crunch of the chickpeas was a great addition (I would totally eat them by themselves), and the freshness of the veggies was evident. One of my dining companions ordered the Vegan Meatball Sub (the meatballs are made from quinoa) and it was also great but I preferred my sandwich. I’ve heard great things about the new vegan BLT as well, but haven’t tried it for myself yet. I’m so excited about this awesome addition to our local food scene. Go out and try it.
2905 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204