East Side Eats

Gourmands: A gastronomic delight of epic (pro)portions

Gourmands: A gastronomic delight of epic (pro)portions

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To-go sandwich Courtesy of Gourmands Facebook
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Soup and sandwich Courtesy of Gourmands Facebook
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Fresh Bread Courtesy of Gourmands Facebook
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When it comes to food, I revel in the complexities, creativity and thoughtfulness that come with Austin’s upscale dining options. But when I put down the silver spoon, and back away from the linen tablecloth, good grief do I love a big ass sandwich.

Austinites can be selective with sharing their favorite haunts; I wanted to keep this place all to myself. But the secret is out now, so I may as well enthusiastically proclaim my love to the masses.

This East Side pub is more than its decent beer selection, stellar Wednesday Trivia Night, and welcoming neighborhood feel — it’s got fantastic gourmet food. Gourmands’ hearty sandwiches showcase generous helpings of top-quality ingredients on daily-fresh bread, and the cream-based soups are heart-achingly delicious.

With convenient daily hours of 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., nothing stands between you and your next great meal.