Mike and I thought – both apart and together – about this prompt a lot. We discussed many options, and we each pondered many more. It seemed an impossible choice – sandwiches are pretty much Mike’s favorite food, and we’ve both eaten so many amazing sandwiches that we had no idea how we’d decide which one was the best ever. Breakfast sandwiches, with eggy tofu and bacon and melty cheese and runny Vegg yolk? Grilled macaroni and cheese (this was a contender)? The bacon cheeseburger from Arlo’s in Austin? Buffalo chicken hoagies? Chicken parmesan on grilled sourdough? A vegan Cuban sandwich? Homemade seitan pastrami with mustard and spicy garlic dills? We went on and on, around and around.
And then Mike hit on it.
This is a stack of ice cream sandwiches from Seattle Cookie Counter, run by a charming and adorable couple .Throughout spring and summer, Chris can be found selling hand-built vegan ice cream sandwiches made from Chelsea’s freshly made cookies and freshly churned ice cream – out of the sweetest old Volkswagen bus, with a striped awning and crochet heart garland. They boast inventive flavor combinations and huge servings. They’ve also started selling pints, cups, packages of cookies, and even pies (full sized and hand pies) from time to time. This little ice cream van is one of the best things about Seattle. We take every visitor we have there, and every one has been thrilled and impressed. If you ever come to Seattle at the right time of year, be sure to stop by and experience the bliss! Mike was not wrong – these really are the best sandwiches ever.