Chicken salad sandwich with carrots, chips and a mini muffin. Photo by Elliott Muñoz

Chicken salad sandwich with carrots, chips and a mini muffin. Photo by Elliott Muñoz

Walk inside Short Stop Food To Go on Royal and you’ll find a couple plain tables and chairs for inside dining, but what’s most important are the fridges lined with delicious casseroles, dips, cold soups and more. Manger Jennifer Moreno’s parents bought the original Snider Plaza location eight years ago, which they still own, and expanded their fresh sandwich, wrap and casserole spot to its Royal Lane location three years ago. Jennifer has helped her family run the place since high school, and after deciding an office job wasn’t for her, she “settled” on serving up some delicious low fat sandwiches and scrumptious casseroles like the chicken spaghetti, potato ham, king ranch chicken and more. Moreno says most people order the chicken salad and tuna salad sandwiches, which are served atop your choice of bread, and come with chips or carrots and a miniature muffin. A lot of Jennifer’s patrons drop by for dips, spreads and party trays for sporting events, which isn’t a bad idea as Major League baseball has begun.

Short Stop Food To Go, 6025 Royal Lane, 214.265.8828,


Ambiance: plain, yet light filled

Price Range: $5.25–$9.25 for individual meals

Tip: You can order your sandwiches half and half: like half chicken salad and half egg salad


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