The gem of Pinemont Drive is Ploughman’s Deli & Café. With six specialty sandwiches along with a make-your-own-sandwich option, the deli delivers on delicious, freshly made items.
The deli is currently closed for dine-in, but during a previous visit, I was able to enjoy its Star Wars decorations and cozy outdoor patio.
On that visit I made my own sandwich with turkey, mustard, salt and pepper, lettuce and onion on a toasted baguette. I loved the thick slices of turkey breast used on the sandwich and the bread was fresh.
More recently I ordered to-go food through Ploughman’s online system, which was seamless. Everything is sectioned into different categories, and everything is customizable.
I chose the Reuben, which is a specialty sandwich at Ploughman’s. It is made with corned beef, beer-infused sauerkraut, house-made Russian dressing and Swiss cheese on toasted rye bread.
The corned beef was tender, with a blend of salty and spicy flavors. It was great alongside the sauerkraut, which is a mix of sour, salty and sweet. I wasn’t a fan of the Russian dressing at a previously reviewed restaurant, but I found I didn’t have the same problem with the dressing on this sandwich. The light mayo and tomato flavors of the dressing complemented the Reuben.
The sandwich also came with a side. I chose the pasta salad. The cavatappi noodles were tossed in an oil mixture. In a way the dish seemed creamy. The main thing I tasted was olive oil, but I enjoyed the side overall.
I got the honey lavender lemonade to wash it all down. It’s very tart and sweet. The honey is a good addition, and while the drink was tasty, I couldn’t drink more than half the cup because it made me feel like I had too much sugar rushing through me.
From just a few tries of Ploughman’s sandwich options, I’d happily make this a place I regularly visit when seeking a sandwich I can rely on to be good.
But it wasn’t just the sandwiches I enjoyed. I was glad to have added two of Ploughman’s desserts to my order.
Online the fruit cobbler doesn’t specify which fruit is used, so I took a chance and decided to be surprised. It turned out to be apple. There was also more bread to the cobbler than I was expecting, making it more of an apple cake in my opinion, but at the same time it didn’t take away from the apple-cinnamon goodness.
My favorite dessert was the second one I ordered, the chocolate Oreo pudding. Milk chocolate pudding mixed in with cream and crumbled Oreo. It was creamy and sweet and perfect along with the Oreo.
Ploughman’s Deli & Café
Address: 965 Pinemont Dr.
Hours: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
Healthy options: Yes
Star of the show: Reuben