Publix Bakery and Sub Sandwiches

Publix Subs vs Subway Sandwiches

While I was chomping down on one of the Publix subs I have to admit I started scratching my head. I grew up in an environment where when it came to sub sandwiches I was conditioned to head over to the local Subway and get my little six-inch combo. I have always been partial to turkey subs as well as meatball subs and I was already used to picking from the regular condiments that Subway had to offer which included the green peppers, tomatoes, pickles slices, cucumbers, and so many others.

The idea for this article came to me yesterday while I was at Publix ordering a regular sized wheat bread turkey sandwich with Boars Head meet. I came to a simple conclusion once I was done with the meal. Wow! I really enjoy the subway sandwiches but the meat they use in their subs is not particularly of any great quality and you can really taste this. On the contrary, with Publix subs, you have the option to include a quality meat such as Boars Head brand and I think this makes a world of a difference. If Subway subs allowed you to insert a quality meat like this into the sandwiches I think hands-down, Subway would win. However, even though the Subway bread taste way better to me then the Publix breads used in their sandwiches, when you get down to the meat of it (no pun intended), Subway subs can not come even close to the Publix subs that I have eaten.

This is by no means intended to be a knock on Subway sandwiches. I’m sure many of you out there really enjoy eating at Subway and you enjoy the other items they have to offer. If you’re talking about a variety of foods there really is no comparison because Subway has many other menu items such as soups, they even have a lunch pizza, and so many others.

Of course, there are a handful of other sub sandwich shops in my area that completely blow away these two; however, I can’t see the point in making a 20 mile trip just to buy the best sandwich in town. I am a firm believer that there are usually a couple of great sub sandwich places in every town offering much better subs than Publix or Subway.

However, if it’s a sandwich you are after as well as convenience, then I’m sorry, but Publix subs beats Subway hands down every single time.

Publix Bakery Is Second to None

One thing I love about the weekends is I get to visit the nearby Publix bakery so that I can treat my family to several “species” of baked goods. When I say species, it’s because I feel like all of these products have a life of their own. The ones my family love are so delicious that you would swear it would be from the best local baker in town. However, it’s sometimes hard to convince people that it’s just Publix.

Sometimes, when I take my kids with me while shopping, we have no choice but to stop at the Publix bakery. Here, they offer kids one or two free cookies that they can enjoy while you’re shopping. I’m not exactly sure how this whole thing started, but as a parent I sure appreciate the effort Publix is making.

I Can Visit Any of the Publix Locations and They Will Have a Bakery

Many times during the day, if I really don’t have much time to go out to lunch with my associates, I usually stop by Publix and I grab one of the bagels they have in their bins. Usually, this holds me off until I get home and have another snack. My favorite bagel lately from the Publix bakery happens to be the cinnamon crunch. In my area, they started making these a few weeks ago, and it’s hard for me to stay away from them. I guess that’s a good and bad thing.

Whenever I have a party for myself or for my kids, I usually get the birthday cake from the Publix bakery. Now, most people don’t know this, but the Publix cakes are much better than your average bakery in your home town. Another thing I’m madly in love with, is the Publix pastries. Every time I visit them I know I can count on satisfying my sweet cravings if all I do is take a little walk over to the bakery section.

As with any bakery, it’s always best to have one of these places nearby so that you can always get fresh products. The Publix bakery always guarantees their products to be fresh, but you also have to be smart in what you buy. Get into the good habit of checking expiration dates. Publix puts out baked goods all the time and many end up in the discounted section as they are trying to get rid of it before the freshness expires. However, you want to get the absolute best baked goods and the way you do this is to ask a Publix employee working the counter at the bakery to help you with the product you’re looking for and which ones are the freshest. The Publix bakery is a big part of my family’s life and I hope you’ll consider it to be yours too.