Now that I'm working in Lewis Center a few day per week, I decided to grab lunch at Zax Deli after reading about it in the Columbus Dispatch. The reviewer praised the vegetarian sandwich, and I can't say no to a good veggie sandwich...so here it is.
Zax might be located in Lewis Center near Powell and 23, but they keep Downtown Columbus business hours. They are open Monday through Friday 11 am to 2 pm. You will have to plan accordingly.
The $8 combo is a great deal. You get a regular sandwich, a side of either cole slaw or potato salad, a pickle, a cookie and a fountain drink. The other bonus is that you get free popcorn while you wait for your order. I took liberal advantage of that perk.
The veggie sandwich comes with cheese, cucumber, tomato, sprouts, green pepper and onion with your choice of white, rye, whole grain or croissant bread available grilled or not. The grilled whole grain bread was very tasty, as was the side of hummus that comes with the veggie sandwich.
This is a cool lunch spot that offers the convenience of internet orders on their Web site. The location is tricky to find because it is in a weird commercial/industrial park. The limited hours also make eating at Zax a trick. Despite those obstacles, they do make a fine veggie sandwich, and the sides and free popcorn make it an extra treat.