We had sandwiches for lunch at the office today, and they were all really delicious, except for the vegetarian options, which were frankly kind of weak and unsatisfying. Which got us to thinking—briefly—how to best construct a sandwich without meat.

I’m presenting our entire work chatroom conversation because it raised some decent points before veering wildly into avocado nonsense, and also because for all the time we spent arguing, we might as well get a blog out of it.

The best non-meat sandwich filling is fried eggplant.