Bomb Diggity is not only the name of a recently opened bakery and cafe in Windham, it’s also my new catch phrase to describe anything fantastic, including a sandwich from…Bomb Diggity. There’s a wholesale location in Portland and the Windham location opened last month.
The day that I hopped onto Roosevelt Trail (Route 302) was also the day job-shadow Ashley Mannette, a junior at Falmouth High School, was under my tutelage.
Bomb Diggity is cheery and welcoming with plenty of natural light, friendly staff and a tantalizing array of edible offerings. From taming the beast of raging hunger to satisfying a sweet tooth and need for caffeine, this place has got you covered.
On the lunch front there are about a dozen sandwiches choices ($6.95 to $8.50) which gives me an excuse to go at least once a month to eat my way down the list. Next month I’m thinking about The Forager, which is a veggie melt with cheddar, avocado, sprouts, red onion, Kalamata olives and roasted garlic mayo on an English muffin. In May, I think I’ll try the Trekker – roast beef with cheddar, avocado and mesclun greens with chipotle mayo on white. Speaking of roast beef, for this visit I chose the Ridge Runner – a roast beef melt with aged provolone, caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms (I skipped these), spinach and roasted garlic on housemade focaccia. About seven minutes later, it was delivered and seeing that Ashley was already digging into her cookie while waiting for her own sandwich, I dug right in. This sandwich is what I like to call an “eye-closer” because my senses were filled with the taste, scent and textures of this savory sensation of a sandwich.
As for Mannette, she ordered (and soon became) a Happy Camper. You’re given a choice of meats, cheeses, veggies and breads so this sandwich alone could keep me coming back for another whole year. She opted for the black forest ham with Swiss cheese on white bread and reported that it was absolutely delicious. She appreciated the freedom to customize what goes the sandwich starting from the bread down to every last veggie. “It was filled with flavor and it tasted better alongside my soft and chewy gluten-free chocolate chip cookie,” said Mannette.
Welcome to Windham, Bomb Diggity Bakery & Cafe. If the flurry of customers streaming in and out the other day is any indication, it seems you’re settling in just fine. And to this I say…Bomb Diggity!
781 Roosevelt Trail, Windham | 207-893-8855 | bombdiggitybakery.com
HOURS: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes