eat all the smith & deli sandwiches – #8, nobody calls me chicken salad
At some point in the eighties iceberg lettuce fell out of favour, it just wasn’t cool any more. But I am going to admit I like it. I always have, even before it was making a cool retro comeback in a sandwich. Because a sandwich needs the crunch of iceberg. No lightweight, limp, fancy lettuce can cut it.
So I’m very glad to see that the sandwiches at S&D use iceberg lettuce.
Today’s sandwich was the Nobody Calls Me Chicken Salad. It normally comes in bread, but I asked for mine on a roll. I’ve developed a bit of a thing for the rolls at the Deli.
This sandwich is simple, a delicious combo of chicken, mayo, apple, onion, chives and possibly other things I couldn’t detect, piled into the roll with lettuce. Iceberg lettuce.
The chicken is unbelievably real in both texture and flavour.
I had already eaten the chicken salad itself at home on a sandwich I made, I’ve bought 2 tubs and devoured them. But in keeping with my goal to eat all the sandwiches on offer I had to buy a ready made one at S&D. No cheating.
One of my favourites so far for its flavour and elegant simplicity.
Smith & Deli
111 Moor St