Potbelly in Boston: Struggling With Missing Food From Home

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After living in Boston for almost three years, I’ve noticed that Boston has a high transient population. It’s comforting to know I’m not alone when I feel like a stranger in a strange land. Yet, like most people not from the city they currently live in, I still get homesick for food from my hometown. If you’re not from Boston and you are from, say the north central region of the US, you might notice that…

OH. MY. GOD. You guys! Hey, hey, everyone! POTBELLY IS HERE! Boston is complete. Milkshakes that have butter cookies ON THE STRAW. Did you get that? ON. THE. STRAW.

I should emphasize that currently, Potbelly is only open at Logan but look at this sign. It’s gonna be open soon in Downtown Crossing on Washington Street! Also, I will be at Logan Airport this afternoon and – no joke, friends – I am going to the airport early just to get a shake. I’ll be at gate C11 getting a mushroom skinny and washing it down with a Bunker Hill Blueberry Ale at the Boston Beer Works in the same terminal.

Now, I’ve been a vegetarian for a dozen years, but I still remember how good the chicken salad sandwich was. You guys should go there, get that and tell me in the comment section if my memory if failing me. Also, have you had their salads? Talk about a contradiction. Healthy lettuce and other healthy junk and then they rip up their day old bread, soak it in oil, roast it and then you douse the ‘salad’ in buttermilk ranch.

Can we talk about their cookies? Did your high school have cookies that were melty and so greasy that they soaked through the wax paper? Yup. That’s what these cookies are like. You ever have an oatmeal raisin cookie and think ‘This would be better if they took out the healthy shriveled grape and put in chocolate chips’? Wish granted, my friend.

Oh also, their sandwiches are crazy good and stuff.

Anyway, if you see a woman wearing a Cubs hat flipping out over a cookie on a straw, be sure to say hi.