Alley Cat Deli!

05 Jun

Here’s another hidden treasure on Grand Rapids’ North side – Alley Cat Deli! We’ve driven by countless times and finally decided to stop in (sounds familiar, doesn’t it?)

At first I figured this was going to be another “Blimpy’s” or “Subway” type sandwich shop – but upon entering my heart started racing and my salivary glands started the river flowing! The nice lady who took our order asked if we’d been there before, and when we said “no”, she gave us the instructional tour, along with tasty recommendations that the pickled red onions were especially yummy – which they were. This place reminded me a little of Zingerman’s – all fresh ingredients, prepared on-site, with quite a lot of attention placed on “homemade, home-baked” and the like. No cold cuts here – slow roasted meats, home-baked rolls (made fresh daily), sauces and desserts made fresh right there – they had me at “no cold-cuts”! The flavor of the fresh, slow roasted turkey paired with the bleu cheese and Garlic Peppercorn Aioli (recommended by our host) ROCKED!!
The menu board was easy enough to figure out, and the combinations of sandwiches are seemingly endless.  I can’t wait to go back and try some more of Alley Cat’s excellent food – what an incredible alternative to fast food, and reasonably priced ($5.99 for the sandwiches)  Check them out here, or better yet, pop in and be surprised and delighted like we were!

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Posted by on June 5, 2012 in Restaurant Reviews!


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