Life Hack: Sherwood Gourmet

Sherwood Gourmet

Do you ever just want a sandwich really badly? Something simple that has only what you want on it and not all that overly fancy stuff? If that’s what you’re craving, Sherwood Gourmet is the place to go. A longtime Patterson Group favorite conveniently located off of Sherwood Hall Lane—just a little ways out from Fort Hunt Road, which many Alexandrians traverse what feels like at least 15 times a day—Sherwood Gourmet is an absolute staple in Alexandria.

Sherwood Gourmet

Sherwood Gourmet is operating under new ownership as of late, but preserving everything that we’ve loved about the place for more than 20 years. Just reading the selection of sandwiches, each consisting of about four or five quality ingredients, will make your mouth water. The friendly neighborhood restaurant also serves breakfast all day long (does anyone else randomly need a breakfast sandwich at 4pm, or is that just me?), as well as a variety of salads (pasta salad, potato salad, etc.), and a selection of desserts that will make your head spin (they offer more than ten kinds of brownies).

We love the West Potomac, with pastrami, coleslaw, provolone, and Russian dressing; the Hawaiian, featuring tarragon chicken salad and avocado on challah bread; and the Virginian, complete with black forest ham, cheddar, and Honeycup mustard on a croissant. Those are for when we’re feeling adventurous, but more often than not (read: at least once a week), we’ll stop by for a Mount Vernon, a gem of a sandwich with turkey, cheddar, Granny Smith apples, and Sherwood’s Secret Sauce.

Sherwood Gourmet

Read on for the optimized version of the Mount Vernon sandwich, brought to you by Maria Bowman, a longtime Waynewood resident and one of Sherwood Gourmet’s biggest fans.

  • Step 1: Swap the baguette for rye bread and make sure to get it toasted.

  • Step 2: Ask for extra Sherwood’s Secret Sauce to literally dip the sandwich in.

  • Step 3: Add Route 11 Sour Cream & Chive chips. If they’re not available, Dill Pickle chips are an acceptable substitution.

Stop by for lunch—tell them The Patterson Group sent you—and be prepared to take a trip back very, very soon. You won’t be able to resist the next you pass by!


  • The latest from Britt

Born, raised, and bred in Alexandria, VA, Britt Patterson is a true product of the great state of Virginia. Britt attended Waynewood Elementary (Class of ’96), Carl Sandburg Middle School (Class of ’98) , and West Potomac High School (Class of ’02), she then went on to attend Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where she majored in Business Marketing and Minored in Real Estate. Britt “officially” joined the family business as a licensed Realtor in 2008 after two years of working the political fundraising field and prides herself on her Alexandria real estate knowledge, alongside her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism as an agent and Vice President for the family business.

The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. We offer professional, hardworking, detailed and friendly service and a large network of contacts and resources accrued over our many years in Alexandria real estate. Comprised of seven Alexandria locals, six of whom are licensed realtors and three of whom are accredited staging professionals, The Patterson Group is passionate and knowledgeable about Alexandria, VA and here for all of your Northern VA real estate needs. Allow us to help you find your home here and discover all that the Alexandria lifestyle has to offer.

400 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


1 Comment

  1. Megan Brown says:

    oh my goodness. i am drooling.

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