eat all the smith & deli sandwiches – #24, the mensch
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.
Smith & Deli
111 Moor St