Dundas Deli – SADLY NOW CLOSEDFollowing my entreaty to maintain the wonder that is the all-night bakery, a few weeks ago, I was reflecting on other oddities that are gradually disappearing. One that quickly sprang to mind was the newsagent hot food counter, as best illustrated by Fox’s on Grindlay Street and to a lesser extent Naihas.
When I wandered past the Dundas Deli, which is a little hot found counter appended to a newsagent on Dundas Street, and spotted talk of soup and Bain’s pies, I couldn’t resist popping in to try it out.
Sadly, I’d timed it poorly so all the pies had been snaffled. Who ate all the pies, one might ask? They did have soup remaining, which today was lentil. I added a panini with honey chilli chicken the filling recommended by the friendly counter women.
The soup was immediately presented so while my sandwich was toasted I took a seat at one of their shelf seats.
It proved satisfyingly flavourful eating. The texture was thick and hearty making it appropriately warming for this chill and drizzly day.
When the panini then appeared it looked rather routine stuff. It was decent but unspectacular.
So overall, the Dundas Deli offered a low cost, decently tasty lunch, with their soup a strength. This is a great soupy neighbourhood with Lezzetli, Club Sandwich and the New Town Deli nearby. I’d happily pop back here next time a quick soupy fix is required.
Blythe scores the Dundas Deli
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 13/20
I ate: lentil soup; honey chilli chicken and cheese panini
I wore: pinstripes
Total bill: £3.80