We are back on the road and only a few minutes from Herbie’s Deli Shop as I write this now. I’m tethered to my phone and have my laptop comfortably resting on my lap in the front seat.
Is car sickness a choice? Because right now I’m having no trouble at all typing staring at text as my monitor casually bumps and jumps in front of me. Any other time I might have chunks in my lap right now.
Let’s not get distracted though. We’re here to talk about Herbie’s remember?
Jeremy and I are headed out on vacation for the next week. We’re meeting friends from the Chicago area Tuesday near Yellowstone and are going to work our way over there the next few days.
We left wildfire-haze encrusted Pullman around 11 a.m. this morning to head towards Glacier National Park.
Around 2 p.m. our stomachs reminded us that we’d only had Nature Valley bars since breakfast. Luckily we were approaching Coeur d’Alene. I looked through Yelp searching for salad, because we both felt like something fresh and nourishing after sleeping in a blanket of smoke.
Herbie’s Deli Shop popped up. I took a quick peruse through their online menu and we both decided it sounded like a great option.
Herbie’s is easy to find and located within a long strip mall next to a thrift store. We were the third couple there to dine with plenty of other open tables and a long counter to sidle up to as well. It’s a nice open place which helps me immediately feel at ease.
I already knew I wanted to build my own sandwich and I was interested in the Tomato-Basil Wrap. I checked with our waitress-maybe owner and she was able to verify it was dairy-free.
I ordered that with ALL the veggies and Dijon mustard. All the veggies translates to cucumber, tomato, ripe olives, purple onion, bell peppers, peperoncini, romaine, clover sprouts, and avocado.
The wrap was as delicious as the photo looks!! It was perfectly round and looked and felt like it had been gently pressed in a panini press. The bites of crunchy wrap mixed with tender firm vegetables disrupted by the vinegar tang of Dijon hitting the tongue was well received. I was in heaven. The pickle was pretty great too.
Besides building your own sandwich, they have salads that could be ordered with extra veggies minus cheese/meat. They also have a grilled vegetable wrap (minus the feta if you’re vegan) full of summer vegetables and hearty rice with black beans.
If you’re looking for something fresh and nourishing be sure to check out Herbie’s Deli Shop in Coeur d’Alene.