Cheesy Consumption at Wedge + Fig

Today, MidtownLunch’er Stephanie is reporting on Wedge + Fig’s cheesy selections!

Having relocated to Olde City for work, I found myself situated in the middle of a culinary treasure map of lunch options — Han Dynasty bordering the east, Khyber Pass Pub at the center, and now, Wedge + Fig to the north.

Located on Third and Race, this quiet little cheese shop offers an array of delicious sandwiches, dessert, and cheeses.

Wedge + Fig’s cheese cave boasts an impressive selection of artisanal cheeses. I spotted a few familiar friends — hello, Piave and Ewephoria! — and a particularly intriguing layered cheese called Five Counties (five layers of Cheddar, Cheshire, Derby, Double Gloucester, and Red Leicester) that I will surely return to make the acquaintance of.

Wedge + Fig provides the option of making your own grilled cheese with up to two cheeses from the cheese cave. The menu also offers a wide selection of salads and preset sandwich combinations for more indecisive diners like me. I immediately zoned in on the Svenson, which featured Nova lox, sprouts, Hudson Bread pumpernickel, and lemon-dill creme fraiche.

The first thing I noticed when my sandwich arrived was the generous portion of smoked salmon I received for the $7.95 price tag. The sandwich arrived atop a bed of mesclun greens, which made my meal that much happier.

And I was happier yet upon biting into my sandwich and experiencing a wave of gluttonous euphoria. The ratio of the sandwich on the whole was perfection, and each ingredient complemented the next — the Nova was just the right amount of salty; there was just the right amount of sprouts; the lemon-dill creme fraiche was light and refreshing; and the pumpernickel was heartily fulfilling.

Although my stomach was contently full after the Svenson sandwich, my sweet tooth could not resist the lure of the dessert display. There were a variety of decadent options including a mouthwatering chocolate cake (which was being sliced at the time of the photograph), but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try the Chevre Cheesecake.

Goat. Cheese. Cake. I admit I was both excited and apprehensive when I tried to imagine what flavor profile awaited me. However, my qualms were quashed I tasted the lush creaminess of the fluffy, caramel-topped cheesecake. The tart characteristic of the Chevre was definitely pronounced, but formed a pleasing combination with the gooey sweetness of the caramel.

I can say without reservation that I will be frequenting Wedge + Fig for many lunches to come. Whether for a quick meal, a shopping break, or an after-work cheesecake, I highly recommend stopping by Wedge + Fig for a delightful experience!

THE + (What somebody who likes this place would say)

  • Delicious food!
  • Well-curated selection of artisanal cheeses.
  • Comfortable space, with additional garden area in the back.
  • Most of the menu is under $10!

THE – (What somebody who doesn’t like this place would say)

  • Sparse selections for dairy-free diets.

Wedge + Fig, 160 North 3rd Street, 215 2381716


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