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Best Chick: The Nada Chicken at ThunderCloud Subs

Let's be honest: We know ThunderCloud didn't invent the meatless chicken product that anchors the Nada Chicken Parmesan, but daaaaaaaamn is it ridiculously good! The vegetarian meat product is so thoroughly convincing we swear there's at least a little chicken fat in it. Magical. We're so thrilled that it is now on the menu and that we no longer have to special-order it. We bet they're a pain to make – all that heating and cutting of faux gristle and marinara – so we're always sure to tip our hip and happy sandwich performance-artists plenty. Think of all those chickens you're saving from the guillotine, and scarf one down for us. Better yet, just bring a few dozen to the Chronicle offices, and we'll take care of them.

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903 W. 12th, 512/322-0154
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ThunderCloud Subs #1
1608 Lavaca, 512/478-3281
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3200 Guadalupe, 512/452-5010
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201 E. Riverside, 512/441-5331
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ThunderCloud Subs #11
2521 Rutland, 512/835-6458
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3201 Bee Caves Rd., 512/328-2114
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2300 Lohmans Spur, 512/263-1620
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5401 Burnet Rd., 512/467-9438
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13776 Hwy. 183 N. #152, 512/258-9145
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1807 W. Slaughter, 512/282-2255
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ThunderCloud Subs #21
1010 S. Lamar, 512/443-0888
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ThunderCloud Subs #5
7930 Burnet Rd., 512/451-0027
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ThunderCloud Subs #6
2308 Lake Austin Blvd., 512/479-6504
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ThunderCloud Subs #7
10000 Research #137, 512/345-8186
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ThunderCloud Subs #8
2801-B S. Lamar, 512/443-0960
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ThunderCloud Subs #9
2021 E. Riverside, 512/445-4163
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ThunderCloud Subs #20
1110-D N. I-35, Round Rock, 512/244-2468
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ThunderCloud Subs #28
6920 FM 620 N., 512/335-3663
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ThunderCloud Subs #31
2500 W. Parmer #160, 512/255-2013
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ThunderCloud Subs
6501 Hwy. 290 E., 512/451-5830
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