First Bite: Nameless Sandwich at Border Springs Lamb Farm

gyro-sandwich-border-springs

Border Springs Lamb Farm has opened in the Reading Terminal Market. The stand (which is directly behind the Original Turkey stand, just off the center court) offers a cuts of lamb, plus lamb sausages and gyro loaves for retail sale. And just this week they’ve begun to roll out their prepared foods. When fully operational the stand will offer lamb-centric dishes for breakfast and lunch.

Today I tried the “Name that Sandwich.” It’s a gyro, made with Border Springs Lamb Farms lamb loaf but they cannot call it a gyro, since Olympia Gyros is the Terminal’s exclusive gyro provider. So if you’ve got a better name, tell owner Craig Rogers and you can win a gyro loaf. Some might complain that the sandwich was on the small side but the gyro meat, cooked up by chef Aaron Gottesman was flavorful and satisfying. It also provided me with room for a Miller’s Twist pretzel but not enough for one of Beiler’s donuts.

I look forward to returning to try more dishes, including the lamb kebabs in Korean marinade.

 

Border Springs Breakfast

Lamb hash with potatoes, onions, peppers and friend egg

Lamb sausage with gravy and biscuits

Border Springs Lunch

Name that Sandwich (gyro)

BBQ lamb sandwich

Meatloaf

Lamb burger

Take-Out or Eat-In

Lamb pot pie

Lamb ribs

Lamb stew

Lamb Kebabs in Korean marinade

 

Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.

  • no

    Call it a “lamb sandwich.”

    Straight, descriptive, to-the-point. I’d buy it.

  • Peanus Steenblatter

    Can’t they just call it a doner kebab?

  • Alimentarian

    The Olympic

  • Whitefeet

    I tried the lamb shoulder sandwich from this place over the weekend, and it was really good. A bit pricey for the amount of food you get, but the quality makes up for it.