For years, Vegetarians had to sit by and drool in envy while carnivores chowed down on General Tso's Chicken, the tasty sweet and sour headliner of Americanized Chinese cuisine. But nowadays, veggie versions of the classic dish are in every faux-meat establishment across the country. Even if you're an expert in all things seitan-ic, we can guarantee you've never tasted anything quite like No. 7 Sub's lunchtime favorite General Tso's Tofu.
Two crispy, breaded slabs of tofu form the foundation, with a pile of shredded spaghetti squash draped on top for a squishy bed of savory goodness. Subtle shiso leaves and piercing, pink pickled ginger provide contrast, and the whole thing oozes with a secret sauce that tastes vaguely like a sweet version of mayonnaise. No. 7's hoagies are baked daily, so the bread is always remarkably soft and fresh. The end result doesn't really taste like traditional General Tso's, but this always-innovative sub shop (located around the corner from the Ace Hotel) has created something special might even draw jealous looks from your meat-eating lunch buddies.
General Tso's Tofu ($9.00)
No. 7 Sub
New York City