REVIEW: Plant-Based Grilled Cheese at Woody’s Lunchbox
Vegetarians, vegans, plant-based eaters, and those with lactose intolerances alike, we’re ALL able to indulge in the mind-blowing sandwich from Woody’s Lunchbox.
The grilled cheese is prepared sans butter and cheese that comes from animals and is replaced with a shockingly believable cheese alternative that took me by surprise the other day in Toy Story Land. What did I think of the overall meal? Let’s get into it…
I opted for the plant-based grilled cheese sandwich with tater tots, and a side of tomato soup. I wanted to know if the plant-based version was worth it, and what I was served was a delightful lunch that honestly, I wasn’t expecting to love as much as I did.
Let’s start with the grilled cheese. To be clear, my heart was set on the regular grilled cheese at first. I had never had one from Woody’s, and I’ve read nothing but raves…but ultimately my vegetarian heart steered me towards the plant-based version. And honestly, it was the best decision I made that day.
The ‘butter’ and ‘cheese’ used on this sandwich are completely, 100% made from plants! The sandwich was served hot, making that vegan cheese super melty and creamy between the two pieces of toasted bread. The butter is replaced here with what I closely associate with some kind of vegetable oil, and it worked beautifully to crisp the bread without making it overly saturated.
I got a side of tomato soup with my meal too. I like to consider myself a grilled cheese purist: no ketchup or tomato soup dipping needed! However…Woody’s Lunchbox changed my mind after I tried the grilled cheese DIPPED IN the tomato soup. The tomato-based soup didn’t have a hint of cream or cheese in it which gave it a very bright and fresh flavor!
The tater tots were surprisingly the least interesting thing on my tray. They weren’t very hot, and they tasted to me like the oil they were fried in was in need of a change.
Overall, I would highly recommend this shockingly convincing plant-based lunch. This is also a great option for someone who has lactose and cheese sensitivities. Plus, most days the temperatures soar into the upper 80’s+, and heavy cheese isn’t always the best option for a lot of walking. Have you tried the plant-based options at Woody’s Lunchbox? Leave me a comment and let me know!