eat all the smith & deli sandwiches – #24, the mensch

the mensch bagel from smith & deli

The Mensch is supposed to be that classic – a bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon. It isn’t quite, but it is damn delicious. I feel a bit mean complaining, because it is so delicious.

The bagel was covered with seeds and onion and super fresh, and nothing really beats a beautifully fresh bagel. The dill cream cheese, onion and capers combo is perfect and adds to the whole illusion, but the smoked salmon (made from watermelon) isn’t really smoky, a bit too sweet and a bit too wet to be really convincing.   

Despite these small quibbles, I still loved it.  It is really delicious. Just don’t expect a smoked salmon bagel and you won’t be disappointed.  

I ate it on a glorious Melbourne spring day and it was perfect for the weather in a way that a heartier toasted sandwich would not have been. 

As a sandwich is really succeeds, as a smoked salmon bagel less so. I’m marking it on its merits as a sandwich. Delicious.

8/10

Smith & Deli
111 Moor St
Fitzroy, 3065

 

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2 comments

  1. Shannon says:

    Interesting. This is the first review I’ve read on this sandwich and I’ve been curious about it. I think I read somewhere that the salmon was made from watermelon… does that seem right?

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