Munchie’s Cafe For Deli Food with a Twist
The random signs on the windows of Munchie’s Cafe letting me know hot sandwiches are right inside appealed to my hunger. Munchie’s, a deli on Chestnut street, has a slew of breakfast, lunch, and snack selections. Some are the standard you would expect from a deli, and others are a little different, ranging from french toast dipped in Captain Crunch to kielbasa.
After I ordered a sandwich I noticed a small sign announcing a new menu item that seemed completely out of place at a deli, but I was all about it- homemade wonton soup for $2.50. After questioning the homemadeness of it, the owner told me that his wife made it. The broth was super mild and the wontons didn’t have much of a filling, but they were impressively delicate. Overall the styrofoam container of soup was simple and comforting.
From the long and varied menu of sandwiches, I was swayed by the homemade roast pork over the sliced deli meats, why go Boar’s Head if there is something fresher? I picked the roast pork that came with a red onion relish, I was told nobody ever orders that one, but it just sounded like my cup of tea. The sandwich was served on a soft, hamburger bun type roll, which I like sometimes because it is less work for my teeth. The pork had a good flavor, it might have had a more pleasant texture if it was cut a little thicker. The red onion relish was actually relish plus chopped red onion… I don’t know why I was expecting some newfangled creation from a deli, but I actually liked it with my pork.
Munchie’s has so many other random goodies to lunch on, it would take a while to get through the menu. Has anyone ever been? Any favorite menu items?
Munchie’s Cafe, 728 Chestnut St, 215 629 1844
THE + (What somebody who likes this place would say)
- A ton of standard and kind of different deli food
- Homemade wontons
THE – (What somebody who doesn’t like this place would say)
- I like juicy thick cut roast pork