After my last day of jury duty service, I stopped in to Silverglades on 8th for lunch. The deli sits on the corner of 8th and Sycamore. They have another location in Findley Market but I don’t think the lunch sandwiches and salads are offered there. It is a little confusing when walking into the location on 8th. A made to order salad bar is off to the left side, while the sandwich ordering counter is to the right. In the middle is the cash register used for all purchases.
It wasn’t all that crowded, but it was after 1pm on a weekday. I walked over to the sandwich counter and didn’t make it past the first item on their menu before knowing exactly what I wanted. The Renaissance sandwich features Silverglades signature walnut grape chicken salad with lettuce, tomato, and onion on a croissant ($5.99). A bag of “dirty” chips and a fountain drink can be added for $1.75 more, which I gladly took advantage of.
The sandwich was prepared within a few minutes time and came with a massive dill pickle spear. After paying for my selections I filled my cup with fresh brewed tea and found a seat near the salad counter. After the first bite I knew that I was going to love this sandwich. The chicken salad is ground up very finely, but you can definitely taste the grape and walnut flavors even if their textures are missing. I’m always a fan of chicken salad on a croissant, and this croissant was one of the tops I’ve had. All of the toppings were fresh and the pickle was good too. I’m not downtown for lunch often, but if I were this sandwich would definitely be in my regular rotation.