A Sandwich a Day: Gravlax with Dill and Capers at Plenty in Philadelphia

A Sandwich a Day

A different sandwich profiled every single day.

In this great country of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the country. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


[Photograph: Caroline Russock]



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The smoky, fatty Tasso Ham Sandwich at Plenty in South Philly has been a new wave neighborhood favorite since their early spring opening but we were curious to explore their lighter, cooler options.

The Gravlax with Dill and Capers ($11) is filled with rosy slices of fennel cured, sustainably raised salmon spread with a lemony, dilly cream cheese, scattered with thin sliced red onions, and sandwiched into a crisp, chewy baguette. Not quite as salty as traditional lox, Plenty's Gravlax is mild, letting the delicate flavor of the Scottish salmon shine through and complementing it with subtle notes of fennel.

Combined with smooth, dill-laced cream cheese and a few strategically placed capers, the Gravlax is a great summer lunch.


1710 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148 (map) 267-909-8033; plentyphilly.com