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THE YELLOW DELI Neighbourhood .... St . Boniface Address ........ 490 Des Meurons Phone ............. 204-453-5156 Entrées ...................... $ 6- $ 10
Fiddle music and the aroma of baking welcome visitors into The Yellow Deli . Enveloped by wholesome décor , St . Boniface ’ s breakfast and lunch crowds perch around tucked-away tables to enjoy simple sandwiches and salads made fresh .
Though located on industrial Des Meurons , the deli seems hewn out of the inside of a mighty oak . Sunshine pours through frilly cotton curtains , brightening each eating nook fashioned from raw-edged wood and bedecked with macramé .
The café ’ s hippie-Hobbiton design
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matches its modest but well-executed menu . The Yellow Deli adheres to a scratch-made philosophy , starting with an impressive list of freshly baked bread , including onion and egg rolls and spelt loafs . Tender lamb roasted in-house and pairs well sandwiched with crisp cucumbers and lettuce . The Reuben satisfies with layers of corned beef stuffed between warm — not fried — rye bread .
A side of mild chili delivers heaps of kidney beans , cheese and juicy ground beef while the vegetarian breakfast “ spinwich ” smothers a spinach and egg patty with parmesan , cheddar and pepperjack on a fluffy egg roll , brightened by bits of roasted red pepper . A cumin-spiced lentil patty lends the veggie burger a kick , accentuated by chipotle mayo .
Locally grown produce provides the backbone of the menu , which abounds with seasonal veggies and fruit . Three salad varieties — all generously portioned — begin with a base of mixed greens , tomatoes , carrots and cheese . Red onion and peppers rest on top , julienned into eye-catching rings . From there , diners can add cashews and craisins with a sweet vinaigrette or croutons , turkey and olives doused in a creamy house dressing . Housemade granola offers more than a basic breakfast bowl , especially when topping a fruit-bursting parfait .
Along with the full-service café , the space houses a retail section catering to home cooks with healthful tastes . Bulk ingredients including Himalayan salt and Saltana raisins line one wall . Other shelves are stocked with supplements , Manitoba-made snacks and boxes of organic yerba maté .
The Yellow Deli creates a warm and otherworldly dining experience with its homespun eats and treehouse-like atmosphere .
Home to Winnipeg ’ s premier festivals , performances and independent galleries , the Exchange District features dozens of the city ’ s best restaurants and local shops — all in a 10 minute stroll through a worldclass architectural landscape .
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