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Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches Opens in Lafayette


Lafayette Mercantile

Last year we learned that the Seattle-based restaurant Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches would be opening in Lafayette where La Boulange Cafe used to be and they have now opened. Check out their menu here. I had an opportunity to try their Grass-Fed Steak & Bleu cheese sandwich, made with grass-fed tri-tip steak, pt. reyes farmstead bleu, caramelized onions, roasted garlic aioli & greens To me the pungent blue cheese really pulled everything together which made for one tasty sandwich. With their organic farm located in nearby Discovery Bay and a focus on fresh, seasonal cuisine, I look forward to trying out other salads, soups and sandwiches as summer approaches!

Plenty more photos including the steak sandwich after the jump… Continue Reading

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Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches Opening Soon in Lafayette


Lafayette Mercantile

Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches opened last month in Danville and based on the latest photos it looks like they’re set to open soon in Lafayette Mercantile where La Boulange cafe used to be. They’re hiring shift leads on Craigslist here. Check out their menu here. Note they have a 2 acre organic farm in Discovery Bay to provide some of the seasonal produce.

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Zoonie’s Opens in Lafayette


3591 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Earlier this month we learned that Powell’s Sweete Shoppe closed in Lafayette which caused quite a bit of concern to Facebook readers who only read the headlines when in actuality everyone who read the article here knew that there was no problem as it was going to be replaced by a new candy store called Zoonie’s with the same owners. Zoonie’s has now opened and I’m happy to say it’s almost identical to Powell’s with the exception of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang playing instead of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, a new color scheme and missing vintage Candy Land game boxes. An employee noted that new candies will be appearing soon in addition the usual sweet fare.

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Powell’s Sweet Shoppe Closes in Lafayette


3591 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Powell’s Sweet Shoppe has closed in Lafayette however not to worry; according to a sign in the window, they are remodeling and will reopen as Zoonie’s on January 18th, “the same great store with all the sweets, gelato, chocolates and delights you love, under a different name”. According to their Facebook page, “the name change is because we will no longer be part of the Powell’s franchise. We will be an independent store.”

Note that they will be “serving free gelato Wednesday January 18 and all day Saturday January 21“.

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Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches Coming to Lafayette Mercantile

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3597 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

The La Boulange Cafes closed in Walnut Creek and Lafayette last September and we learned a while back that Lemonade will be opening this fall in the Walnut Creek location. We now know that Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches will be taking over the Lafayette location on Mt. Diablo Blvd. Check out their Seattle menu here.

From their website:

Our idea is that if we thoughtfully curate every little thing about the sandwich – where the grains for the bread come from, how the animals behind our meats and cheeses are raised, what chemicals we’re keeping off our fruits and vegetables – each sandwich will be a little bit healthier for the planet and for the people who enjoy eating them. And when you multiply that effect by all the sustainable sandwiches we sell every day, you can really start to envision the positive change we can have on the food system, even by rallying behind something as simple as a sandwich.