The BLT might curb hunger, but Whole Foods Market’s vegan TTLA sandwich (tempeh bacon, tomato, lettuce, and avocado) is so good that it’s making its customers sing. Literally. At least, that’s what happened when actress Tabitha Brown reviewed the sandwich in the most passionate (and hilarious) way. Her three-minute review is so popular that it’s already garnered more than 1.4 million views and counting in just one month. It also started the #TTLA challenge on Instagram that has customers running to Whole Foods Market for a bite of the vegan spin on the classic sandwich.
In the Facebook video, Brown is seen sitting in her car trying (not so hard) to save the second half of the sandwich that’s made with tempeh bacon, tomato, lettuce, and avocado. The plant-based sandwich is also smeared with vegan garlic aioli and topped with sliced red onion and a pickle. Though the dill is optional, Brown highly recommends it. “If you got a Whole Foods by you, go to the deli, ask for this TTLA, add a pickle, and watch your life change,” said Brown. “Honey, I’m looking around and stuff looks different. That’s how good it is. My life is changing right before my eyes.”
If you’re like us and chomping at the bit for a taste of the TTLA, Whole Foods Market has already uploaded a list of locations that currently sell the sandwich on their website. There’s also a “Coming Soon” list detailing the locations that will receive the ingredients for the sandwich in the upcoming months.
But just in case you’re in one of the locations where the TTLA is not currently sold, here’s a recipe that will satisfy your vegan BLT craving:
Smoky TTLA Sandwich
From Whole Foods
- Lightlife Organic Fakin’ Bacon Tempeh Strips
- Hampton Creek’s Just Garlic Mayo
- ciabatta bread
- tomato, sliced
- avocado, sliced
- pickles (optional)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Fry or bake a couple of strips of Lightlife Organic Fakin’ Bacon Tempeh Strips.
- Spread Hampton Creek’s Just Mayo generously on a slice of ciabatta bread.
- Layer tomato slices, lettuce, and avocado (pickles are optional, but highly recommended!).
- Season with salt and pepper and enjoy.
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(Photo via Whole Foods)