Although the neat little shop is basically a Boar’s Head cold cut deli, what distinguishes it from others of its ilk is the house-baked bread used to make jumbo sandwiches, which are 18-inches long but are also available half-sized.
What I liked about both the white and whole wheat loaves was their crusty exteriors and light — not doughy — insides. Sandwiches, neither too thick nor too thin, are easy to eat.
A “fancy white tuna salad & arugula” sandwich ($5.95 half; $11.90 whole), featured tuna salad made with Hellman’s Light mayonnaise. While it was good, it would have been better yet had the mixture been made with regular or heavy mayonnaise — just less of it. Lots less. The crew here tends to have a heavy hand with the mayo.
“Subs need to be wet,“ said Tunney, in a phone conversation.
A vegetarian sandwich of provolone, mozzarella, cucumber, arugula and bright locally grown tomatoes ($5.95 half; $11.90 whole) was sparked by the addition of chipotle mayonnaise — just a tad too much of it. Nice chicken parm sandwich ($6.95 half; $13.90 whole).
And great warm soft chocolate chip cookies ($.99). Also featured: house-made iced tea, lemonade and the mixture of those two drinks known as an Arnold Palmer.
John John's Sub Shop is at 51 Broadway, Greenlawn, 631-261-7600.
Above: Tuna and arugula sub on whole wheat at John John's Sub Shop, Greenlawn