Noble Sandwiches Co., you have made a sandwich convert out of me. After attempting to eat at Noble Sandwiches for many months, I finally succeeded. Perhaps I didn't try hard enough to accommodate their hours, but it feels like every time I attempted, it was closed. I finally made it out to Noble Sandwiches on 620FM and it was worth it!
As stated before, I'm not a sandwich eater. Something about putting food between two slices of slightly soggy bread with layered condiments seems unappealing to me. But when everyone (reviews, coworkers, locals) are raving about an establishment, I find that usually the recommendation is solid.
The 620 location is tucked away in a shopping plaza at the intersection of Lake Creek Parkway and Ranch Road 620. The decor is modest and the staff is friendly. I ordered their namesake sandwich The Noble Pig, green tomato chicken soup, and a hibiscus mint tea. The bread here is thicker than the bread housing The Shaved Beef sandwich at epicerie. And it's also perfectly toasted. No soggy white bread.
The Noble Pig is excellent. It has "spicy" ham, pulled pork, bacon, and provolone. The "spiced ham" wasn't really spicy, perhaps it was mustardy? As someone who is not a food critic, I am not sure, but it was delicious. Just recalling my first bite right now I can taste the juiciness and the kick of flavor in my mouth. The green tomato chicken soup was very good. It was the soup of the day and it did not disappoint! I love chunks of potatoes in nearly all my soups (with the exception of clam chowder, but that's another long story). The pickled veggies were also amazing. They had just the right amount of tanginess, without being overly sour. I finished my first half sandwich without adding the vegetables and the second half with the vegetables. I prefer eating them separately because I think the vegetables can hold their own.
I am already anticipating going back soon! I have heard great things about the Smoke Duck Pastrami and their brunch menu. Austin locals, if you have not been here, put this on your bucket list of places to eat. If you are passing through and have an hour to savor a sandwich, this would be my choice.