So when a new restaurant opens in Fremont, land of the upscale tech worker, it's a big deal.
And when it's a "Sustainable Sandwich Shop", that's even a bigger deal. The also brand new and next door Phở place, Lucky's Phở , was packed with people from day one. There's already a gourmet sandwich shop in the hood, so the bar is set high. But I think Homegrown really has legs.
I had a half sandwich of the Chicken Thigh Sandwich with: bacon, lavender pear butter, goat cheese and mixed greens on whole grain. It was kinda tiny but it was also under six bucks. I got a cup of their soup of the day, a chicken chili with hominy and delicious in it. And a soda… under ten dollars. This is a lunch place.
It's all wooden and friendly inside. The feng shui could use a little love but this is good stuff. There's beer, decent coffee, they compost everything… and they stay open until seven so you can go get an early dinner after work.
I'll update you when I've tried half the menu.