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Winner: Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich
Restaurant: The Chickery, Washington, D.C.
Ingredients: Fried cauliflower steak spun in Buffalo sauce and topped with green leaf lettuce, tomato and ranch dressing on a sweet potato roll.
What makes it special: The Chickery specializes in chicken sandwiches, but it wanted to provide an option for vegetarian customers. So it looked to fried chicken to create this hearty, meat-free sandwich. The Chickery says even meat eaters will appreciate this cauliflower-steak sandwich. Now the item is gaining fans after debuting on the restaurant’s secret menu.