Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mudgie's Deli - Detroit, MI

Delis don't tend to be very veg-friendly, especially around these parts.  Mudgie's Deli in Corktown, then, is not your typical deli.  They have 4 veggie sandwiches on the menu - 2 vegetarian, 2 vegan.  One of their two soups each day is either vegetarian or vegan.  They also have the option to "design your own" salad or sandwich so those are some other meat-free options.  Not bad Mudgie's.  Not bad.

Brian and I went for a late lunch one day.  I ordered the Bella, which is a lawash wrap with roasted red peppers, artichokes, chick peas, sunflower sprouts, tomatoes, mixed greens, sunflower seeds, and balsamic vinaigrette.  I also got some avocado on the side.  It comes in two sizes and when I asked what the difference between the two is, our server said that the smaller size just has less veggies in it.  I went for the large.  It's only $1.50 more anyway.  It was amazingly delicious.  It doesn't come with any chips or a pickle, which is a little disappointing, but it was certainly filling enough that I was satisfied with just the sandwich. 

Bella - $7.00sm / $8.50lg

Go for the large - it's jam-packed with veggies!

Not only does Mudgie's have great food but it's really cute and cozy.  There was good music playing, our server was friendly and attentive, and the bathroom was clean.  Plus, there was ample free street parking!  The only downside was that the place smelled like cured meats but I guess you sort of have to expect that from a deli.  And my sandwich was so delish that I was willing to overlook that.   

They had a lot of cool Christmas balloons like this Santa.

Mudgie's Deli is located at 1300 Porter Street in Detroit

1 comment:

  1. We used to eat there years ago when it was a charming little tea room. Looks like the tradition is being preserved. (anyone remember what it used to be??)