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Chestnut Hill Sandwich Break

The other day we headed off to adorable Chestnut Hill for lunch. We did not have a destination. We just got there and roamed the streets for awhile. We didn’t go into Cake because it was full. We passed numerous little catering/lunch spots. After roaming for what seemed forever, we ended up at the Top of the Hill, which is a farm market, fish market, cafe combo.

It’s an adorable little space, and I totally loved the colors and the decor. Perhaps they hired an expensive interior decorator for this place, as they sell the most expensive sandwiches known to man. Ha!

R got an egg salad on a bagel. This bagel was positively overflowing with chunky egg salad. Looked good. She also got a little pasta salad that was pretty good. She got some pickles with her sandwich, I was jealous.

I got a special wrap of the day, which was thinly sliced honey baked ham with freshly sliced mango, honey mustard, and some greens. It was really quite good (I am totally going to make this combo at home some day) but so so so not enough sandwich for me. I could have used twice as much wrap, especially considering what they charged me. I should so not have been hungry and so was. I think that’s just normal Chestnut Hill Fare. The place was totally cute though, I’ll give you that. The whole town is damn cute.

Top Of the Hill
186 East Evergreen Ave
Chestnut Hill
Top of the Hill Market on Urbanspoon

Izenberg’s Deli

We stopped by Izenberg’s Deli for lunch the other day. It’s a jewish style deli with a small dining area in the back. I visited the one in Lafayette Hill, and there is also a King of Prussia location. They also do catering.

R got the bagel with lox. She wanted a plain bagel, but they were out of plain bagels. And yes, they call themselves jewish deli. So she got egg. Then she wanted another separate egg bagel with cream cheese, but that was the last egg bagel left. So they were out of plain and egg bagels. I found it all bizarre. Apparently, this whole running out of bagels thing is a regular happening at Izenberg’s.

T got the Pennsylvania Special, which was grilled turkey breast on rye with bacon, melted Swiss, sliced tomatoes, Russian dressing, and came with french fries… and three pickles! The fries were good.

I got the hot pastrami sandwich on rye, which came with hot pastrami, chips, and no pickle! Not even one! The sandwich was alright, but I found the meat portion paltry compared to my other deli experiences (let’s think Hymie’s) and it was a bit on the too much fatty side. I expected better.

Service isn’t the hottest here. We waited for way too long after sitting down before we got our menus and our drinks. But overall, I think it was alright. None of us got dessert, but I hear it’s pretty damn good here.

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