Short Stop Food To Go is a charming little place at Preston and Forest that offers freshly made sandwiches, salads, soups and pastas for those who need just a quick bite to eat. I had high hopes, since I’m always taking my food to-go. But I have to say (and I don’t say this often) I was sorely disappointed.

I ordered the veggie sandwich, which according to the menu, came on wheat bread with cucumber, avocado, lettuce and tomato. What I got was something I could have made at home, and better. The toppings were slapped together on two slices of generic, thin-sliced bread – you know, like the everyday kind from Aldi that I have in my pantry. I’ve had better sandwiches from 7-Eleven. But here’s the worst part: it cost me nearly $9 after I got my drink.

The shop also has prepackaged entrees in refrigerated storage that people can take home for dinner. But isn’t that what grocery stores are for? I don’t understand how this place stays in business, charging so much for so little.

It’s possible that I ordered the wrong thing, but based on the prices alone, I will not be back. I can go across the street and have a giant, glorious Torchy’s Taco for 5 bucks.

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