Nic’s NYC Deli
I’d visited a branch of Nic’s NYC Deli a couple of years ago and been pretty impressed. Just before heading to a meeting at the Teacher Building next to St Enoch’s I popped into their branch on the square for a quick lunch on the go.
The place is a simple takeaway counter set-up so rather more modest than their Hope Street branch. Service was a little cooler as well and was rather matter of fact, although handled efficiently enough.
I was in need of a quick sandwich to shove in my face. My eye was caught by something called a triple bypass. Given my meeting was about intensive care recovery it seemed a good fit.
The sandwich comprised BBQ pork, black pudding and a tattie scone with slaw and chipotle sauce. Having it on brown bread seemed a bit like ordering a diet cola with a Large Mac but I did it anyway.
The item was assembled and toasted to order then soon with me. I sheltered from the rain and ate the mighty beast in a nearby doorway.
It proved a satisfying eat with the meat elements packed with juicy flavour and the textural variance nicely judged. I enjoyed it.
So overall, Nic’s continues to be a reliable place for tasty grub with this branch a useful one to know about when you’re looking for something quick and filling. I dare say I’ll be in need of its services again at some stage so look forward to trying another of their hearty sandwiches in due course.
Blythe scores Nic’s
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: triple bypass (slow cooked BBQ pork, tattie scone, black pudding, slaw, chipotle sauce
I wore: black hat
Total bill: £5.50
Address: 50 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DH