Bread Zeppelin Rocks Our Lunch

DSC09721by Steven Doyle

Lunch today was fresh and different. Although it consisted of a salad and sandwich, these were not your ordinary lunch choices. We checked out Bread Zeppelin, the unique sandwich shop in Las Colinas.

We chatted with the owners, Troy Charhon and Andrew Schoellkopf, both who have unique culinary backgrounds, and found that the Zeppelin is their own invention. The name sounded as if it was a sandwich choice back East, like a hoagie, grinder or hero, but this was not the case. The Zeppelin is a unique product devised by these guys.  


First let’s start with the sandwich. The Zeppelin bread is made locally by Empire Baking Company. They are really nothing more than flavorful baguettes that are hollowed out. The inside bread is used to make croutons for the salads, so there is virtually no waste. In fact, all their sauces and dressings are made at the store in Irving. After the bread under goes a proper coring, it is stuffed with delicious ingredients, and plenty of them. Each bite of a Zeppelin tastes like you are riding high on a sunny excursion aboard a kitschy German airship.

Well, maybe not like that, but you do have fewer carbs than a traditional sub sandwich, and the flavors are high impact. The Bread Zeppelin concept offers 40 ingredients; 20 dressings – mix it up! After you choose from the list of fresh ingredients, they chop it up fast with their mezzaluna knife, dress it and serve it to you in either a bowl or the trademark Zeppelin.

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The salads are just as fresh and excitingly huge. There is enough salad served to share, or to take home for another meal.

Now for a little Zeppelin trivia:

The Art Deco spire of the Empire State Building was originally, if impractically, designed to serve as a mooring mast for Zeppelins. That didn’t work out too well. But the NOLA with Fried Shrimp, Tomato, Red Onion, Pickle, Shredded Provolone served with an Iceberg Blend and a Remoulade is mighty tasty.

The Hindenburg disaster in 1937, along with political and economic issues, hastened the demise of the Zeppelins. There is no disaster by choosing the KALE-IFORNIA salad with CHICKEN or SHRIMP, Kale,  Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Currants, Pecorino, with Olive Oil & Lemon Juice.

Led Zeppelin are widely considered to be one of the most successful, innovative and influential rock bands in the history of music. You can rock to the SHANGHAI Zeppelin with CHICKEN or TOFU, Shredded Carrots, Almonds, Mandarin Oranges, Currants, Crispy Chinese Noodles, Red Leaf and Spinach, with Carrot Ginger Lime Dressing.

Bread Zeppelin | 6440 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving | 469.359.2661

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  1. jennifer dacy

    No doubt the food/concept is good. So good I was planning to serve to a luncheon group tomorrow. I collected orders from 7-10 girlfriends(-one is diabetic, one has gluten restrictions ) and was following the directions given me by whomever I spoke w/ by phone last week who said ‘yes can you give us a days notice?’ That day I called at 10am and I was able to pick up a smaller order by 1100. When I went to place my order today I was told by the cashier my order couldn’t be ready until after 1130 tomorrow. I spoke w/ the manager(?) who basically said ‘well MAYBE 1115’. Never mind I have guests coming to my home at 1100- w/ dietary restrictions who ordered something I PROMOTED. This form of customer service- this business model= NO THANK you. Someone else could do this who understands business and customer service. Never mind this place advertises catering. Gosh think I will be sending them more business?

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