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Mostly Toasted makes a cheesy debut as Broad Street Market’s newest food choice

It wasn’t even noon, and already a line had formed on the first day of business at Mostly Toasted, the newest vendor at the Broad Street Market.

The Broad Street Market is known for its unique array of cuisines from around the world.

The market’s newest business, Mostly Toasted, is taking it back to the basics of Americana.

Mother-daughter duo Sally and Jewel Shanahan are the artists behind the gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches being served up, starting today.

“I started cooking sandwiches because I’m a mom,” Sally said, as she juggled an early rush of customers to her new stand. “Kids like grilled cheese sandwiches, so I just started playing around with them.”

Mostly Toasted’s menu features sandwiches stuffed with more than just cheese. There are seven options to choose from.

The “Bold and Beautiful” is piled with cheddar merlot, steak, onions and asparagus, while the “Johnny Appleseed” adds a fruity flavor combining Havarti, bacon and granny smith apples. Grilled cheese prices range from $7.50 to $8.95.

“I heard they were coming a few months ago—and I’ve been excited ever since,” said Samay Sappal, one of the first customers to order. “It’s real cheese. You can’t go wrong.”

Sally confirmed that all of their products are locally sourced and the main ingredient, cheese, comes from grass-fed cows. Focusing on organic and sustainable products and practices, Mostly Toasted uses many compostable food service items as well, such as their cups and paper bags that can be composted in the organics bin next to their stand.

“The Broad Street Market is so cool, and that’s why I’m so excited to be here,” Sally said. “I’m 50 years old, and I’m finally doing something I’m excited to do for work.”

Mostly Toasted is located towards the back of the brick building of the Broad Street Market in Harrisburg. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

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