Rejoice sandwich connoisseurs. The specialty sandwich foodie trend that’s been going strong since late 2010 has arrived in Kits with the opening of Harvest Deli. The craze began with Gastown’s Meat & Bread, still the most popular of the upscale sarnie-only shops, that offers fillings like veal, porchetta and even maple bacon ice cream, stuffed between artisan bun bookends. Then came food carts like Re-Up BBQ downtown, which does one filling—pulled pork—perfectly.
Harvest Deli, now open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm at 2963 West Broadway, is the latest sandwich expert, with over 80 tempting sandwich options on the menu. The cafe is all chic wood and white, with communal tables as well as more private seating options. It’s obvious that owner and chef Rami Zibat has passion for sourcing the finest ingredients. His deli case is full of gourmand goodies from premium Montreal corned beef to cheeses like Cambozola and Arla Fontina. He blog-boasts on the cafe website about an amazing whole wheat sourdough bread he’s just found.
Zibat plans to offer more breakfast and dinner options soon—ensuring that while the sandwich fad might come and go, Harvest is here to stay. Harvest also has a kids menu that’s sure to appeal, and sells cheese, meat and olives by weight.
Harvest Deli, 2963 West Broadway, 604-739-3354, harvestdeli.ca
Last modified: May 30, 2011