Baltimore Sandwiches: The Parisian

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

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5 responses to “Baltimore Sandwiches: The Parisian

  1. I have to agree with Rabbieli that this is one of the greatest sandwiches money can buy. I also want to give a shout out to a similar sandwich that one can buy during the lunch rush hour downtown. The Bacon Woopee, comprised of chicken salad, bacon, lettuce and tomato on wheat toast is a delicious choice for any power lunch. This delicacy can be found at the Downtown Deli located conveniently on Calvert street between Baltimore and Redwood. This Deli owned and operated by two of the nicest and most efficient people I have ever run into is frequented by many local executives in the downtown Baltimore area. You can grab a quick delicious bite to eat while getting the latest tip on the Dubai crises.

    Thanks Ron and Nancy for so many delicious lunches! I only wish I still worked in the area

  2. Even I must agree that this sandwich is top notch.

  3. Don’t forget a novelty soda as well.

    Hipster must be busy, because I don’t think he’d miss a chance to rip on Eddie’s of RP.

  4. Please note that Eddie’s Charles Village, while also serving sandwiches, should be avoided at all costs as it smells of rotten meat…..

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