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Harvest Grains

In a word: Best of the Batch.

The specs: #00901  
1308 W. Dayton St., 53715
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JM ate the mac and cheese with a fountain drink.
Nichole ate the turkey BLT with red potatoes.
The bill was $15, or $7.50/person, plus tip.
JM gave Harvest Grains a B; Nichole gave Harvest Grains a B+ (see our grading rubric).

Harvest Grains, located in a crowded-and-quiet-finals-week Union South, has the highest quality food of any of the places in that building we've tried.  The bread is almost all from Batch Bakehouse; the menu boasts straight up four salads, each distinct, but well assembled in the abstract.

The counter service is that: UW counter service. Doe-eyed and a little too earnest college students try to answer questions and correctly ring up the orders. Everything in our order came out just fine.

While the turkey on Nichole's sandwich was, at best, food service quality, everything clocked in at OK or better.  There were plenty of greens on this sandwich and that made for a pleasant and satisfying crunch under the toasted bread.  Nichole would try almost any sandwich on the board from the peanut butter-banana through the hummus and up to the faux banh mi.  Especially since the red potatoes that accompanied the meal were nice.

Harvest Grains

The smoked paprika in JM's mac & cheese made it more like a Big Mac & cheese without the hamburger, obviously.  The portion was decent as well, serving to fill him up.  JM is a little concerned about fountain drinks that are behind the counter as those tend to lead to refill upcharge, which he was too shy to ask about.

Nichole would likely pick Harvest Grains at Union South, while JM would waffle between here and the Sett.  For students looking for a thoughtful alternative to Subway, it is probably a blessing in plain sight.

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You tease me with mac & cheese, but no picture! Probably for the best though ;)

Tasty subject, bad snapshot - but we took one: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jumble/14364423236/

I work in the area. I probably go to the Sett more than Harvest Grains because I like the Sett's sweet potato fries. (They aren't outstanding sweet potato fries. I pretty much like any sweet potato fries unless they have been sprinkled with cinnamon.)

However, Harvest Grains has really improved since they first opened. I love the Batch baguette. The vegetarian sandwiches come on the wheat bread so I request that it be put on the baguette. I think their roasted potatoes are pretty good, too.

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