Although primarily known as a upscale grocery store, Eddies of Roland Park also serves some of the finest sandwiches in the Baltimore area. Featuring Boars Head meats and cheeses as well as many homemade ingredients, the craftsmen and craftswomen behind the deli counter put their sandwiches together with care, making sure that once your lunch is finished you’ll have a smile on your face.
Although there are many fine offerings at Eddies it is an unarguable fact their greatest sandwich is the Parisian. In its simplest form the Parisian consists of “chunky breast of chicken salad, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise on a buttery croissant,” but I can assure you that this sandwich brings more to the table than just the list of ingredients. First, the chicken salad might be the finest I’ve ever eaten combining succulent pieces of chicken with just the right amount of mayo, something I find difficult to achieve with homemade chicken salad. The bacon is crispy and the veggies are ripe even when they’re not considered to be in season (one of the qualities that makes all Eddies sandwiches fantastic). The real key to this sandwich, though, is the croissant. One might wonder ‘do they really need to call it a buttery croissant?’ The answer is yes, because that description does it true justice. This is not just any croissant; eaten on its own one would probably assume they had been transported to a cafe on the Champs-Élysées, wearing a beret, smoking a cigarette, and complaining that Americans are power-hungry bullies.
When these elements come together you are treated to one of the finest sandwiches around. The soft croissant is the perfect bread for the heavier chicken salad; a baguette or thick kaiser roll would make it more difficult to chew each bite. Bacon, which goes well in virtually any sandwich, works particularly well here to add some texture and taste.
The next time any of you readers find yourselves in the Roland Park area I would encourage you to stop at Eddies for a Parisian. Pair it with any of the variety of Utz chips offered and you’ll be treated to one of the finest lunches in the Baltimore area.
Eddies of Roland Park (2 Locations)
5113 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210
6213 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21212