Sandy has long been singing the praises of Bluebird Kitchen’s chicken salad sandwich. The Post-Gazette added its voice to the choir in a hunger-inducing article about local sandwich shops. I’ve never had much of an opinion about chicken salad. I don’t dislike it. I don’t care much one way or another about it. But with all these devoted chicken salad fans, it was time to try this sammie out.
Oh my goodness.
This is a perfect sandwich. The croissant is flaky, just a tiny bit crunchy, and not soggy in the slightest. The chicken was for-real roast chicken, flavorful and delicious. The mayonnaise was creamy, and lacked that off-putting tang that usually keeps me away from mayonnaise. The chicken salad featured tasty apple chunks and cashews. Wow. What a sandwich. I could eat these every minute, every day.
The one mistake I made was chomping down on a cookie sandwich along with the sandwich. The sandwich is incredibly rich and filling. Going for the sugar cookie sandwich filled with vanilla creme was just way too much. I’m sure the cookie is wonderful on its own, but it was too sweet, too rich, just all around too much to go along with that sandwich. A side green salad, though, might not be a bad option. The sandwich is decadent, and anything else rich alongside it will just be overwhelming.
I don’t know how I’m going to convince myself not to wander on down to Market Square for one of these sandwiches every single day for the rest of forever.