Aug 6, 2015

Review: Corner Bakery - Grilled Flats

Corner Bakery's Grilled Flats feature grilled flatbread sandwiches with various fillings. I tried the Southwest Chicken, Chicken Caesar, and Avocado & Spinach versions recently.

The Southwest Chicken and Chicken Caesar options cost $8.49 in a combo with baby carrots, while the Avocado & Spinach Power Flat goes for $3.99, but I received all three courtesy of Corner Bakery.

The Southwest Chicken Grilled Flat comes filled with grilled chicken, zesty slaw, corn and tomato salsa, house-pickled jalapenos, and avocado ranch dressing on a folded warm flatbread.

The grilled chicken was plentiful. It came lightly-seasoned and was pretty moist with a nice, meaty texture.

The slaw provided some crunch and the corn and tomato were fresh. I didn't notice any jalapenos; I think maybe they forgot them. The avocado ranch dressing felt like plain ranch to me. I think some black beans would have pushed the Southwest theme a little more.

The grilled flatbread offered an enjoyable soft, pillowy feel with a slightly crisped crust. It's folded tall rather than wide and fits rather well as the inner half of a sock puppet on your hand.

The Chicken Caesar Grilled Flat included the same flatbread but with grilled chicken, romaine, bruschetta tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and Caesar dressing.

Like the Southwest version, there was a good amount of chicken and the produce was similarly fresh, although with a slightly different feel.

The cheese adds a light flavor and the Caesar dressing served to distinguish it somewhat from the Southwest flatbread.

The Avocado & Spinach Power Flat consists of scrambled eggs, fresh avocado, spinach, and cheddar & Parmesan cheeses in a grilled multigrain flatbread. I had previously tried a panini version.

The multigrain flatbread was a little heartier than the regular flatbread but wasn't as texturally pleasing.

The quality of the ingredients were very good; the egg was fluffy and moist, the spinach was fresh (although somewhat sparse), and the avocado was rich. The cheese added a bit of sharpness but not enough to give the combination much in the way of punch.

You can get it with salsa but they didn't offer it to me (and I forgot to ask). It definitely would have helped in the flavor department. I felt like I got more food in general with the panini version.

Overall, Corner Bakery's Grilled Flats were pretty good. The lunch/dinner Grilled Flats were better than the Breakfast Flat I tried, which could use a sauce.

Nutritional Info - Corner Bakery Southwest Chicken Power Flat
Calories - 270 (from Fat - 70)
Fat - 8g (Saturated Fat - 1.5g)
Sodium - 770mg
Carbs - 34g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 18g

Nutritional Info - Corner Bakery Chicken Caesar Grilled Flat
Calories - 330 (from Fat - 140)
Fat - 15g (Saturated Fat - 3g)
Sodium - 700mg
Carbs - 28g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 19g

Nutritional Info - Corner Bakery Avocado & Spinach Power Flat
Calories - 360 (from Fat - 180)
Fat - 20g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 600mg
Carbs - 28g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 19g

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