Last week, my mother and I realized that it had been almost a year since we ate at Togo’s, and I was reminded of that by recent commercials promoting Togo’s 50th anniversary this year. We also wanted something relatively lighter to eat for lunch after running errands on Tuesday, May 18. Last year we ate and reviewed sandwiches from Togo’s, so this review talks about a couple of their wraps.
My mother and I talked about ordering wraps earlier in the week, but as we were getting ready to run errands, she said that she was going to get a tuna sandwich. I replied that I was surprised she didn’t consider the Bacon Ranch Chicken Wrap. She said she didn’t see that on Togo’s website, so we decided to confirm the wrap was offered after we entered Togo’s in Martell.
It’s a good thing we did because the Ultimate Veggie Wrap that I planned to order and was listed on the website wasn’t on the Martell Togo’s menu board. The Bacon Ranch Chicken Wrap was, so my mother happily ordered that. I pivoted and ordered a Farmer’s Market Wrap.
Some people were eating at the tables that were available for people, but there was no one else in line. The woman who made our sandwiches in front of us was friendly and we were in and out in a few minutes.
The Farmers Market Wrap contains romaine lettuce, cucumbers, cabbage, carrots, red onions, pepperoncinis (also known as Italian peppers), red onions, and croutons. The wrap also comes with feta cheese, but I asked the sandwich maker to hold the cheese.
She also asked me what kind of dressing I wanted, so I asked for Ranch. (I suspect she knew that the default Italian dressing wasn’t popular.) She put all the ingredients into a large spinach tortilla, wrapped it up in a paper wrapper, and cut the wrap and the paper wrapper in half.
The Farmers Market Wrap is a wrap I order fairly often because it’s vegetarian and it has the fewest calories of all the wraps Togo’s offers. (That may not be true when the ranch dressing is applied instead of the Italian.) The pepperoncinis overwhelm some of the bites because it’s a medium-heat pepper, but when I don’t eat a bite of pepperoncini then it’s easy to taste both the ranch dressing, the copious number of sliced tomatoes, and the slices of red onion.
The rest of the ingredients are there for roughage and density, and they do the job well. The croutons are almost cube-shaped and deflect the moisture from the rest of the ingredients, so each crouton provides a good crunch. The taste of the spinach tortilla blends into the rest of the wrap very well.
The Bacon Ranch Chicken Wrap obviously comes with bacon, chicken, and Ranch dressing, of course. It also comes with romaine lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and shredded cheddar cheese.
The bacon seems to be cooked at once and placed in a warmed, lidded plastic container that sandwich makers can easily get to with the other plastic containers with various meats and produce. The bacon comes in long strips and is somewhat fatty, but if you don’t mind fat or want more bacon taste (as my mother did) then fattier bacon is the ticket.
When my mother took her wrap out of the paper wrapper, white meat chicken chunks and large slices of tomatoes poured out. The wrap also had plenty of lettuce, which my mother said was crunchy and provided a good base. Otherwise, she was too busy enjoying her wrap to tell me much more.
I managed not to eat the piece of wrapping paper that you see in the photo, which is a hazard when you’re taking apart a wrap. There are two issues with the Farmers Market Wrap you should be aware of. First, the spinach tortilla Togo’s uses is so large that with some bites you get several layers of tortilla in one bite, so you may find those bites harder to eat. The other issue is that the croutons are almost cube-shaped to keep the moisture out, so you may be surprised when you bite into something hard compared to the rest of the ingredients.
After about three bites of the wrap, my mother had one half of the wrap in one hand, pointed to the wrap with her other hand, and said, “This is really good.”
So, we bring out our green light once again for Togo’s, and the price for our wraps was a little over $14. Just remember that what you see on Togo’s website menu may not be what’s available at the Martell Togo’s.
Want to Try Them?
Togo’s is in the Amador Ridge Plaza shopping center at 12010 Industry Way in Martell, which is next door to the AT&T Authorized Center. They’re open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays.
You can dine in with limited seating as of this writing, order food to take out, or you can call ahead and get your food at designated curbside takeout parking spots outside the restaurant. You can also have Togo’s food delivered with DoorDash. When you’re ready to order and/or have questions, call Togo’s at 209-223-1531.
Amador Business Ticker food reviews are adventures in local dining with Editor Eric Butow and his mom.