Spend much time in New Braunfels, and before long, you’ll likely be invited to lunch at Cravings.

Tucked among the shops that line West San Antonio Street in the building that once housed Granzin’s Bar-B-Q, Cravings is a longtime favorite among sandwich lovers. 

“Cravings came to be in 2008 — Sept 17 to be exact, owner Shawn Scroggin said. “Cassandra Lindemann (who has since passed) and I left our teaching careers to care for our own kids but we wanted to do something.”

The pair wanted to offer great food in a homey atmosphere, as though people were coming to their house for lunch.

“We worked so hard in cleaning the old Granzins — truly a family affair,” Scroggin said. “And then we remodeled and started cooking. Surprisingly, it took off.”

Recipes for the restaurant came largely from family and friends and the pair made their own adjustments.

Their most popular sandwich, however, The Envy, was an invention all their own.

“Cassandra and I thought of that one by eating lots of bread and combos of turkey and sauce and anything else we could add,” Scroggin said.

The result: A turkey breast sandwich with Swiss cheese, spinach, layered red onion and sweet garlic sauce on a bun that continually snags the public’s vote as the best sandwich in New Braunfels.

Other popular sandwiches on the menu include The Alisha (roasted portabella and button mushrooms, cheddar, spinach, romaine, tomatoes, avocado, mayo-pesto on focaccia), Chicken Pesto (chicken breast, Swiss, mayo-pesto, avocado, romaine, tomato on a bun) and The Reuben (Turkey, pastrami, Swiss, sauerkraut, caramelized onions, sweet garlic sauce).

Sides include fresh fruit, soup, pesto pasta salad and seasoned saltines known as Firecrackers.

Cravings is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.cravingsnb.com

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