Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Gourmand's Deli and Coffee

gour·mand (noun)- a person who enjoys eating and often eats too much.
        synonyms: glutton, overeater, big eater, gobbler, gorger;
        More: a connoisseur of good food.

I had no idea that I was a gourmand. That could have led to some interesting blog names...

I may not have known what a gourmand was, but I had heard of Gourmand's Deli and Coffee in Valley View for years. Mr. H's company has been known to get sandwiches there for the crew, and he's always raving about them. But, when a place is open for breakfast and lunch on weekdays only, it becomes a bit more challenging to get to.
I finally did, and now I even madder that it took me so long. Wow, what a great place!

This little shop is producing gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups (daily soup specials are posted to their Facebook page), side dishes, smoothies, and breakfast items. It also has a small wine, beer, and cigar section for shopping.
The chalkboard signs are charming; broken down into categories by your protein of choice. I was completely overwhelmed by the quantity of options, and the tempting descriptions. Mr. H pointed out a couple that he enjoys, so I went with one.

I had the Tuna Steak with sushi-grade ahi tuna (noticing a trend here lately?) with Cajun seasonings and served with roasted onions, coleslaw, and pesto on toasted sourdough bread ($9.95).
The pesto was clearly homemade, and it rivaled my mom's, but I'm still not sure that the flavor worked well with the tuna. However, it was a truly tasty sandwich, and HUGE. I could barely eat half of it.

This sandwich shop will get added into the lunchtime rotation from now on. There are about 20 more sandwiches that I need to try! You can dine in or carry out, and they do catering and party trays.

Monday - Friday
6:30am - 3:00pm

Gourmand's Deli and Coffee
5345 Canal Road
Valley View, OH 44125