Weekly Lunch Pick: Delica Kitchen’s hearty soup-and-sandwich combo

Weekly Lunch Pick: Delica Kitchen’s hearty soup-and-sandwich combo

Delica’s grilled apple and aged cheddar sandwich (Image: Renée Suen) 

Wholesome soups, hearty sandwiches and homey baked goods are the big draws for this busy midtown lunch spot. We opt for the classic soup-and-sandwich combo. Hot off the grill, two hash-marked Ace multigrain toasts envelop the paper-thin gala apple slices, which come smothered by gooey aged white cheddar cheese. Finished with fresh thyme, parsley and a light drizzle of honey, the sandwich balances fresh flavours with comforting textures. And while spring can’t come soon enough, we get hints of it in a smooth cup of potato and fennel soup. True to its moniker, the oat and bran Superfood muffin ($2.75) packs raisins, apricots, walnuts and flax seeds under its crusty cap, adding a nutritious mouth-sweetener to the healthy combo.

The cost: $10.72

The time: A speedy 25 minutes, including a four-minute wait for our freshly grilled sandwich.

Delica Kitchen, 1440 Yonge St., 416-546-5408, delicakitchen.ca.