Carla's California Veggie Sandwich

This is a brand new/never-published-before recipe and I’ve posted the written version as a public post on my Patreon page. Have at it!

Big huge thanks to LaClare Creamery for sponsoring this episode. You can find more info on LaClare’s products and their creamery here:

Check out the Saltie cookbook and make a Scuttlebutt! The focaccia recipe is in there, too.

You can still get the famous Scuttlebutt sandwich at Marlow & Sons in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Check out my newest book, That Sounds So Good!

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Producer: Zoie Omega

Director of Photography: Tim Racca

Food Stylist: Cybelle Tondu

Editor and Comic Genius: Meg Felling

Theme music “Magic Hours” by Amy Crawford

Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash
Photo by Nati Melnychuk on Unsplash



  • love the channel, but… we don't need sound bites to tell us how to feel. Very juvenile feeling, maybe that's the demographics you are going for?

    R Rialb 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • I don't like avocado or goats cheese so for me I'd do hummus. Love a veggie sandwich.

    Rose 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • do you have any idea how expensive goat cheese is? $10 for 8 oz. Yeah, no, we'll need an avocado, thankyou.

    Joey 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Yes, VOTE!

    Gloria A 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • I grew up in Poland and we always, always cut sandwiches straight across. Then I moved to Canada and my now husband cut my sandwiches on the diagonal. Life changer. Diagonal is superior.

    Weronika Walker 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Carla! Baby-girl! Quick question: so are the shallots just kind of a flavorer for the pickled beets & carrots? (Or do you sometimes have some pickled shallot-slices as their own actual veg. layer? (Its a dumb question, because – who cares, its all delicious & we can all do whatever we find yummy… but I'm just asking how you personally most often end up liking to use pickled shallots… as a part of an ensemble or on their own?). And thank you, Carla, for your wonderful, warm, compassionate energy. Kindness, lack of snarkiness, not trying to be edgy or 'too-cool-for-school' will bring me back every time. Thanks for raising the bar, my love. x.

    Dr. M. H. Patterson 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Do you employ the same crew that you previously worked with at the other place? A lot of the videography seems similar. I haven't watched that other channel in…. almost three years?

    mthlay15 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Had me with Bernie. Lost me with goat cheese. 😉

    ML T 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Carla you're from New York.. but us Californians won't hold you for that. Tubular sandwich dude! <3

    Local Gothdad 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • I love your sense of humor – and the sandwich looks delicious!

    Marianna Gurtovnik 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • I always appreciate Carla's consideration of different dietary needs (vegan/veg swaps, pork/beef subs etc) and making sure the recipe will still be delicious regardless of substitutions, but this is a whole new level!
    I love vegetarian/vegan food but HATE avocado. and the avocado boom in the last 10 years or so ensures that theyre on EVERYTHING. I appreciate not building the entire sandwich around the green mush of sadness

    Harpy 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • The general idea is good, but this version has way way too much acid in all ingredients and not enough cheese.

    GoodDay 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • You just inspired me to start making focaccia again, thanks Carla! <3 And girl you glowinnn'

    Power Plant Nutrition 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Too much talking.

    Anon 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • You have sufficiently answered all the questions and concerns I had about the construction of the “California” veggie. Thanks for addressing my and other Californians thoughts and concerns.

    Kemille Greene 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Looks appetizing

    OGBAH EJIRO 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Nice clip

    Kako odua musical group . 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Lovely

    Thompson Emmanuel 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Nice one

    Desmond Obi 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Good

    Adelami Fisayo 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • BERNIE 2024 LETS GO !!!!

    Iitathebomber 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • I love all your videos. Keep it up

    Opeyemi Eletu 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • You never disappoint me before

    waheeb olamilekan 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Cool

    Ayoola Adekunle 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • 🔥🔥🔥

    Ronald Roland 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Nice

    Gift Adisa 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Nice jobs dear

    Benny Frankly 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Lovely

    AGYAKU BEMSEN,BENSON 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Carlaformation

    Chinonso Kingsley 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Your recipe are perfect

    Oluwafunmilayo John 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • whao

    jumoke esther 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Amazing in every single video

    Miriam Ajigboye 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • ooooo Could we get an affiliate link for Carla's uber fun yellow enamel pot? 🙂 Please!

    Emma Nina Karina 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Veggie sandwiches are a favorite of mine and this one looks delicious! Plus, all sandwiches of any kind are inedible if not cut on the diagonal. 🙃😂

    Laura Maze 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Carlafornia Veggie??

    Baylee Hamilton 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • spirulina dust from an exhaled guru 💀😂

    Colin Athens 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • New subscriber here!! Im so happy to have found your channel!!

    Marily Calma 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Carla, I forgot how much I love your sense of humor!! Subbing right now.

    Italiana 626 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • I wonder if Brad's contract would let him come on your show. Those pickled veggies would be great fermented too.

    Patrick 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • my family home in california had an avocado tree 💚

    Erika Nunotani 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • For the vegans out there Miyoko's Creamery Classic Double Cream Chive Artisan Vegan Cheese is great!

    Isidora Sage 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • As a native Californian it hurt my heart… Wisconsin cheese?!? Carla, how could you not use a Californian cheese in a “California veggie sandwich” 😒 Also the wrong sprouts… Alfalfa or radish sprouts… not bean sprouts (tbh I didn’t watch the whole video you might have a reason for this choice) It’s certainly your take on simply a veggie sandwich. 😏

    C 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Carla shading the Californians is 😘

    Joshua 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Added some Mexican chiles envinagres to this sandwich and it was quite delish.

    techto02 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Where is your cutting board from?

    Kea Perkins 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • I am here for this!!!🙌🙌🙌

    Tanya Amezcua 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • On a side note your nails are ALWAYS on point OMGGGGG ⚰️

    Katherin Madriz 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • We ❤️ you!

    Michael Vegas 21/10/2022 am4:09
  • Diagonal all the way! Never a rectangle.

    Jeff Harper 21/10/2022 am4:09