Dean & Deluca Quiche Is Good Breakfast For Lunch
File this one under breakfast for lunch. A while back, I wrote a post about breakfast sandwiches that are also great (and available!) for lunch, and the responses in the comments showcased that I’m definitely not the only one jonesing for eggs at noon. I realize I might get some flack for writing about the savory food at Dean & Deluca — we all know the sweets are worth the trip (hello, apple fritters!) — but this upscale spot can get pricy, often teetering over the ML price limit. Still, I really like the quiche at D&D.
Generally, they serve three kinds of quiche — wild mushroom and emmental, creamy leek and cheddar, and spinach, goat cheese and tomato — all priced at $6.50.
I’m a big fan of mushrooms, so I usually go that route — I find the savory wild medley to be very satisfying. The melted emmental cheese crust on top was mild and crispy, and the crust was buttery. The egg mixture set firm but not hard or overcooked. This was not a heavy lunch, but the portion was sizable.
They will ask you if you’d like it warmed up. The answer to this question is definitely yes — I tried it both ways to be sure, and fridge-cold quiche was not pleasant. I also suggest a sprinkle of salt and pepper, but, really, that’s up to you.
Dean & Deluca, 620 8th Ave (at 40th street)