Best Of 2022

Best Meat-Free Italian Sub

The Italian from Harmony Plant Fare

Findlay Market’s Harmony Plant Fare is a New York-style deli that caters to vegetarians and vegans. They make their own seitan and meltable vegan cheese, along with a slew of dips, salads (no-tuna tuna, etc.) and heat-and-eat items. And, like any good deli, they also put together delicious sandwiches. The Italian sub features seitan ham and pepperoni, vegan provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion, banana peppers and Italian dressing on a Sixteen Bricks roll. It’s a hearty, tangy, hefty dish that encapsulates the experience of eating a full-on Italian sub — all without animal by-products. There’s a wonderful bite to Harmony’s housemade meats that almost approximates the irresistible snap of a good, fatty pepperoni. Give this sandwich to a drunk (or sober) carnivore, and they won’t even know the difference.