Road Trip Detour To Oy Vey Bakery & Deli in Terre Haute, Indiana

I first learned about Oy Vey Bakery & Deli after Googling dining options in Terre Haute, IN & finding this random guide published years ago. These dining cliffnotes of sorts are written by a professor at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Tech, seemingly intended for those who moved to Terre Haute from larger cities. Dr. Thom mentions Oy Vey’s homemade bagels and kosher deli meats, adding it’s a popular brunch pick for students.

Oy Vey is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood about 10-15 minutes from the I-70 exit. If you are in a hurry, you could find faster food more conveniently located near the freeway, but if you are looking for a break from the road, it’s worth considering.

The woman who warmly welcomed me also took my order and prepared my meal. I’m guessing she was the owner. We chatted a little bit and I told her about my road trip to Ohio. She offered me a glass of water and the internet password while I waited in the dining room with while friendly college students lunched.

On this day, lox was not available, so I ordered a falafel sandwich instead. Per usual, I ordered it dressed with the works. I was anxious to return to the road and join my friends at Cedar Point. Therefore, I’m not sure why I thought a falafel sandwich would be easy to eat in the car. It just sounded so good.

After a short wait, the owner handed me my order. I could tell right away that the sandwich was huge. There was no way I could eat this on the road; it was almost as long as my forearm!

Falafel

The pita bread was lined  with crunchy halves of falafal balls, and loaded with veggies and sauces. The bread itself was spread with a thick sauce similar in texture to chili or bean dip. It even tasted a little bit southwestern, too.

This sandwich tasted different from the typical falafel sandwiches dressed with tzatziki, but I still enjoyed it. It provided more than enough sustenance to get me to Ohio. And like I mentioned, the owner went out of her way to make this solo traveler feel welcome here.

Oy Vey Bakery & Deli
2170 N 13th St.
Terre Haute, IN 
812-235-3354
Closed Friday evenings & Saturdays

8 Comments

  1. I have never had a falafal sandwich or actually ever seen one on any menu I have seen. I am not sure what to expect. Is it kind of like a gyro? With the usual tzatziki sauce it makes me think of that but this one is totally different with a bean type spread. Hmm. I would definitely try it now that I have read about it. Thanks for sharing your road trip food.

  2. I’ve never had a flafal either, but it’s intriuging to me! I just love the name of the Bakery, Oy Veh!

  3. That sand looks and sounds amazing! Good falafal sands are hard to find!

  4. The only reason I didn’t order falafal for the 2 years I worked in an office building that had what everyone swore was the best version is because I didn’t know how to pronounce it! I’m kicking myself now, because I tried it a few years ago and love it. Of course, I don’t come by it often any longer, but your post is sending me on a mission.

  5. I really want that falafel sandwich. Looks great!

  6. We eat at Oy Vey about once a week. Had a cold not long ago and had the chicken soup. Warmed me up and was much better then the meds I was taking. Love Oy Vey!

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