Sandwich Board: The Dude at Each Peach

By Rina Rapuano  |  December 5, 2013
Credit: Rina Rapuano

Each Peach Market opened on Mount Pleasant’s main drag back in August, giving locals a nice little pit stop for farm-fresh milk or a box of pasta and a jar of artisanal sauce on the way home.

Neighborhood folks also drop in for the sandwiches - mostly named for Mount Pleasant streets, like The Newton and The Park Road - made by the tiny deli counter in the back. The sandwiches use ingredients also sold in the store, including the bread sold up front and made by Alexandria-based Panorama Baking Co.

Our favorite is a sandwich called The Dude ($7.95), a generous pile of Genoa salami, ham, hot capicolla, mozzarella, tomato, banana peppers, arugula and a housemade balsamic vinaigrette. It’s a satisfying riff on the classic Italian, and we felt the hefty layers stood up to the crusty bread the best.

A convenient touch is that you can call the shop and order your sandwiches in advance. If you’re using the shop’s website as a guide, though, be advised that the seasonal sandwich option may not be up to date. We saw a caprese sandwich on the site that co-owner Jean-Louise Conaway says has been swapped out with the more autumnal Johnny “Applebrie,” a stack of arugula, crispy apples, brie and Dijon warmed on a panini press.

Most sandwiches will be around for a while, though: “The Dude is definitely a fan favorite, so that’s not going anywhere,” Conaway says (202-525-1725).