Ladles is one of those spots – and I wasn’t too sure how it was going to be. I mean – Silver Ladle, Jason’s Deli, etc. – we have a lot of these type of places – do we need another? Ladles is based out of South Carolina and has 12 locations – but only 1 here in Ohio and this is it.
They have a very large sandwich menu – which can be a bit overwhelming – you can also get burgers and hot dogs. There is also a great selection of soups – which all sounded really great. We couldn’t decide between buffalo chicken or greek lemon chicken or she crab or all the rest?!
I was there with my girl Rachel – so it was Hussy Squared. She’s the owner & chef at The Glendalia and I adore her. Our schedules rarely sync up – so it’s a big deal when you can get the two of us in the same room.
Now back to the soup – we couldn’t figure out what we wanted. Thankfully – they gave us little samples of whatever we wanted to try! Unfortunately this really didn’t make it any easier – but we had to make decisions!
Rachel got the Turkey Bacon Griller – Turkey, bacon, swiss, mayo, and roma tomatoes on grilled rye – she got the half sandwich and bowl of soup. She chose the Buffalo Chicken. Both were great choices for sure. I might have drooled on her sandwich a bit. The soup was a little spicy for me – but if you like it spicy – it’s a great option.
The only thing we were both a little disappointed in was the roll that came with it. It was a little unnecessary when ordering a sandwich and it was cold and a bit stale. With as good as the other items were we both hoped they would be fresh and warm.
I was stressing and couldn’t decide so I got two half sandwiches. The first was the Farm Fresh from the Seasonal Menu. Let me tell you – and I’m channeling Sheree from Real Housewives of Atlanta right now so bear with me – but this sandwich BRINGS ME LIFE!
The Farm Fresh is a really unique combo with ham, salami, goat cheese, green apples, honey and red onion on grilled rye. This sandwich was fantastic! I really only like hot sandwiches so I love that I could get it hot. The ham, salami & onion on rye is all normal – but then goat cheese (yes please) – green apples (what??) and honey (Oh My!). It was such a unique and perfect combination. The crunch with the bite with the sweet with the sour with the toasty – fabulous!
Why Should You Go? There are lots of great soup options and that Farm Fresh sandwich is worth the price of admission. I will say the person that let us sample the soup is the one that recommended it – so ask them for their reco and trust it! And for directional purposes – this is right across from the new gigantor Kroger behind Target/Crossroads.