Archive for the 'Deli' Category

The Coventry Deli


November 16, 2006
Cuisine: American (Traditional), Delis, Sandwiches

2000 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-972-8310

THE BASKET LUNCH – In a wicker basket you have a choice of a salad or a deli sandwich (with two deli salads and a pickle), a piece of fresh fruit, our own baked goodie, gum, hard candy, chips, condiments, paper goods and a wet-nap ($11.75)

The office always orders lunch when we have meetings. Today we ordered from the deli located on the first floor of our building. I’ve eaten there a couple of times for breakfast because they have excellent oatmeal.

I had a ham and cheese sandwich on some sort of grainy bread with Dijon mustard, a tomato slice, and lettuce. The sandwich was pretty good, but sadly the cheese was American. Not a real cheese (N.A.R.C). To make up for it, the meat was piled on high.

The two deli salads were a macaroni salad and a coleslaw. The macaroni salad was decent enough. Even though it tasted like a prepared salad from the grocery store. The coleslaw tasted like it came from KFC. Pass.

The baked goodie was a giant cookie from an outside manufacturer. The cookie was extremely large because it contained two servings and 520 calories. I ate 2/3 and saved the rest for later.

I gave my co-worker my chips (Herr’s original) and candy. I saved the piece of fruit, a green apple, for later.

The Coventry Deli makes a great oatmeal, but only a so-so basket lunch.


Rachael’s Nosheri

November 17, 2006
Cuisine: American (Traditional), Delis, Sandwiches

120 S 19th St, Philadelphia 19103
Btwn Chestnut St & Sansom St

Phone: 215-568-9565

Entree I: Hickory Dickory – oven roasted turkey breast, ham, Swiss cheese, tomato slices, lettuce & Russian dressing ($6.95)

Entree II: Whole Wheat Bagel with cream cheese ($1.75)

Ricky and I hit up Rachael’s for lunch. I like to refer to this deli as the Astronomer’s ex-Girlfriend’s Restaurant. Ha!

Ricky had the Hickory Dickory sandwich, hey, that sort of rhymes. He thought the presentation was lacking, but the sandwich itself was very tasty. Possibly even tastier than his sandwich from Paninoteca, but he is not certain.

My bagel was perfectly toasted and smeared with a good amount of cream cheese. I like toasted bagels, but I hate melted cream cheese. What a conundrum.

I’d like to return to Rachael’s for some real Jewish fare, like matzo ball soup and knishes.