Photo credit: Scott Duncan Throughout the course of this series, there will be some guest posts from some Cardiff residents, talking a...

FAVOURITE PLACES: NEW YORK DELI

August 14, 2012 Lauren Mahoney 1 Comments

Photo credit: Scott Duncan
Throughout the course of this series, there will be some guest posts from some Cardiff residents, talking about their favourite places to eat in the city. First up is Ben, who moved to Cardiff three years ago for university, and then decided to stay once he graduated. Here, he shares his love of the New York Deli.

For long-time residents of Cardiff, New York Deli may be an obvious recommendation. However, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to write about my favourite local eatery and who knows, maybe there are some unfortunate people out there who have, until now, missed out on its deliciousness?

So for anyone who hasn't stumbled upon this awesome place whilst traipsing through Cardiff's arcades, let me enlighten you. Since 1990, New York Deli has been feeding the Cardiff populace with ridiculously sized American-style bagels, baguettes and hoagies. "What is a hoagie?" I hear you cry out in bewilderment - this is a hoagie, my friends:

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Forget about Subway or Greggs, they just don’t compare to New York Deli. Take in a fiver and you can make off with a Philadelphia hoagie (pictured above) which is filled with salami, ham, American cheese and mustard, and that’s before you add any extra salad or sauces!  Don’t fancy salami? Then no need to worry, as there’s crispy bacon, succulent turkey, pastrami; you name it and New York Deli will cram it into one of their giant rolls.

With the food so delicious, it’s an even bigger plus that the staff are so friendly and welcoming. The interior is also authentic with Americana paintings and memorabilia upon the wall, which doesn’t feel fake like it does in places like TGI Fridays. They even stock Reeses peanut butter cups if you’re still feeling peckish after demolishing your sandwich – you can’t get more American than that!

When you visit New York Deli, it’s not just a trip to cure your hungry tummy; it’s an experience in one of Cardiff’s most unique food outlets. And although the portions are huge, your only real struggle will be eating the whole thing with dignity!


Photo credit: Scott Duncan

So do yourself a favour and take a trip to the High Street Arcade in Cardiff town centre. You and your stomach certainly won’t regret it!

Ben is a master film reviewer, and has his own blog over at http://benendsbasement.blogspot.co.uk/ he also writes for www.studentnoodles.co.uk/ and can usually be found at Cineworld.



1 comment:

  1. "and can usually be found at Cineworld."

    HA.

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