eat all the smith & deli sandwiches – #8, nobody calls me chicken salad

nobody calls me chicken salad

Day 8.

At some point in the eighties iceberg lettuce fell out of favour, it just wasn’t cool any more. But I am going to admit I like it. I always have, even before it was making a cool retro comeback in a sandwich. Because a sandwich needs the crunch of iceberg. No lightweight, limp, fancy lettuce can cut it.

So I’m very glad to see that the sandwiches at S&D use iceberg lettuce.

Today’s sandwich was the Nobody Calls Me Chicken Salad. It normally comes in bread, but I asked for mine on a roll. I’ve developed a bit of a thing for the rolls at the Deli.

This sandwich is simple, a delicious combo of chicken, mayo, apple, onion, chives and possibly other things I couldn’t detect, piled into the roll with lettuce. Iceberg lettuce.

The chicken is unbelievably real in both texture and flavour.

I had already eaten the chicken salad itself at home on a sandwich I made, I’ve bought 2 tubs and devoured them. But in keeping with my goal to eat all the sandwiches on offer I had to buy a ready made one at S&D. No cheating.

One of my favourites so far for its flavour and elegant simplicity.


Smith & Deli
111 Moor St
Fitzroy, 3065






  1. I love iceberg too – it is still the taste of summer for me – but I am wary of faux chicken that tastes too real

  2. Rhonda Martinez says:

    No need to ever worry about faux anything at S & D Johanna, it all just tastes great! ?

  3. I have to admit, I have done a double take on a few of your sandwiches thinking “Surely that’s not vegan!”. This looks amazingly creamy and chickeny…and that’s interesting it has apple in it too!

  4. Wow, this looks delicious and so “authentic”! Can’t wait to try it myself.

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