Chocka sandwiches at New York Deli
Addington's New York Deli a hitGLENN CONWAY
REVIEW: Lincoln Road in Addington has become the new place to eat, gather and enjoy the delights of Christchurch cuisine.
Located in the middle of a discreet little shopping precinct on the north side of the railway tracks sits New York Deli, an American-style sandwich bar.
Previously located in the central city's New Regent Street area, where it had become a popular destination, the business was forced to relocate after the February 2011 earthquakes.
After months away from the eating scene, it was reborn in Addington and has not taken long to regain its momentum as a place to enjoy great tasting food.
If you like grunty, chocka-full sandwiches with plenty of taste then this is one place to try.
The wall menu has plenty of offerings and it takes us some time to make our picks.
The thing with New York Deli is you need to ascertain how hungry you are because there are two sandwich sizes. If you are peckish but not starving, there is the slider (half-sandwich option) but if you are feeling even close to hungry, the hero is the better choice.
We take a punt and order a hero sandwich each.
Mandy picks the Chicken Soho which includes a tasty free range chicken breast with cranberry sauce and peach and mango chutney which pours out of the sandwich.
I go for the Obama BLT which features "heaps" of streaky bacon with lettuce, tomato and a nice helping of American mustard and mayo.
We also order a couple of large flat whites which arrive moments after we take our seats. They are creamy, full of taste and just the right temperature.
But back to the sandwiches.
Unlike some sandwiches in cafes, the fillings stay intact, making for a satisfying feed, and the flavour combinations are perfect.
The only downer in an otherwise enjoyable experience is the small tables.
We have taken the kids there before and there was simply not enough room to accommodate four plates. When it is just the two of us, we barely have enough room for our plates and coffees.
But that is the only fault we can find.
The staff are welcoming and courteous and seem to enjoy working there.
The food is reasonably priced and the setting, while quite small and pokey, still has character.
WHERE: 363 Lincoln Rd, Addington, Christchurch, ph (03) 366 8130.
WHEN: Monday to Saturday 8am- 8.30pm, Sunday 9am-8.30pm.
HOW MUCH: $32.60 for two (including drinks).
WHAT'S TO EAT: Sandwiches with a distinctly American flavour.
WHAT DO WE THINK: Great, filling offerings delivered with staff who care.
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