Sandwich of the Week: Baguette Box's Pork Loin Baguette

An Asian-inspired sandwich from Seattle, Wash.
Molly Aronica


The atmosphere at the Capitol Hill location of Baguette Box is warm and inviting. Customers are encouraged to dine-in with their dogs while rubbing elbows with fellow sandwich lovers at large communal tables. The fare is primarily Asian, with an influence of Western European flavors. Each Bahn-mi style sandwich comes on a half-loaf of crusty French baguette and is topped with shredded carrots and fresh cilantro. 

The bread that flanks the roasted pork loin baguette is slathered with a sweet and tangy apricot aioli — which balances delightfully alongside the white wine-marinated pork. The meat is sourced from Carlton Farms, located in the Yamhill Valley of Oregon. Because the pork is extra juicy, make sure to grab extra napkins when ordering this sandwich. The sandwich makers top off their creation with sweet caramelized onions, carrots, and cilantro. 

In addition to the menu of sandwiches (including options such as drunken chicken; crispy tofu; and lemongrass steak), both locations of Baguette Box offer a variety of sides as well. Their specialty, truffle fries, are hand-cut shoestring style and topped with truffle salt and Parmesan cheese.

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