Our Annual SPCA Christmas Eve Day

Storm and John

Storm and John (John Mallory Fitness) remind us that a happy dog is an adopted dog and without the Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue animals like him would be without a friend.

It’s Christmas Eve day (24th), and we’re doing our annual thing (maybe our seventh year): Have a few friends and regular customers volunteer to be our servers as we give our staff some time off. They’re on the floor now till 3:00.

AND as they give serving a try, we’ll donate ALL the tips to one of our favourite charities — The Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue — fabulous people doing wonderful work. Our owner Liz and her husband John are big SPCA supporters, as is owner Gord, who has made significant donations to the cause.

Liz and John have made adoptions over the last few years: Whiskers (a cat), their beautiful dogs, Storm and Bear. They are hugely grateful for the work the SPCA does, their dedicated staff, the enthusiastic volunteers and everyone in Saint John that has adopted and given an animal a home. Kudos to everyone!

We hope we can send something their way today through the tips and donations. If you’re in the Uptown, drop in for a bite or just to say hello. Any donation you care to make will be gratefully accepted and keep in mind, any tip you give goes to the Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue.

We hope to see you!






We’ve Put Pizazz in Our Chop Chop Menu

Yes, it’s here again: Chop Chop Saint John, the Fall 2016 edition. This time, we thought we’d try a little pizza pizazz. Here’s the menu:

Our Grilled European Flat Bread Pizza also comes with your choice of soup or Caesar salad

Our Grilled European Flat Bread Pizza also comes with your choice of soup or Caesar salad

Two Course Lunch – $13

$1 from each Chop Chop dish is donated to the Lunch Connection

Pizza Pizazz

Grilled European Flat Bread Pizza
(This is delicious!)

  • ham, bacon crumble, spanish onion, pineapple, house made marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
    served with soup or Caesar salad


  • house made mini dessert bite

Please don’t forget, $1 from EVERY Chop Chop dish sold will goes directly to Lunch Connection, a program helping feed healthy lunches to our inner-city school children.

Thank you and have a great time with this fall’s Chop Chop!


The Deli is Seven Years Old!

ud_bd02Today is our birthday — we’re 7 years old! We opened July 13th, 2009 and haven’t looked back.

We’re proud to say we have the best customers and the best staff anywhere. And why wouldn’t we?

We’re in the heart of Uptown Saint John, the best place to be!

Thank you to everyone in the Uptown, the other great businesses that pump life into the city every day. And thank you to everyone in Saint John, New Brunswick, the Maritimes….What a fabulous place!

And thanks to everyone that has ever visited us, asked us to cater their event, and to all the people we’ve been able to work with behind the scenes, in the kitchen, and to all the wonderful suppliers that keep us going.

We absolutely love this place!




Loads of April Yuks Coming to Saint John

If you thought April laughs were restricted to April Fool’s Day, you would have thought wrong. Bigger laughs are on the way April 27th when Yuk Yuk’s On Tour Stand Up Comedy comes to Saint John.

It will be at the Trade and Convention Centre, in the Marco Polo Room, and it’s set to go April 27th at 7:00pm. Admission is $16. The MC will be Halifax’s Catherine Robertson and the acts include two guys from the Halifax ComedyFest 2016, beginning with John Cullen (sometimes known as ‘the curling comic’) and the headliner, Jean Paul (“Saving the world — one joke at a time.”)

You need to be 19+: this is uncensored comedy (and discretion is advised). Real comedy is not for the faint of heart. 🙂 It’s for those who really like to laugh.

For tickets and more information, you can call 608-2568.

This is a great way to support comedy and to support Yuk Yuk’s newest comedy venue coming to our Uptown in September.




Our Chop Chop Week Urban Deli Lunch

Day One of Chop Chop Week is under our belts and we loved it. It’s great seeing people in the Uptown tasting all the great fare the chefs have created. Where do you start? If you weren’t by the Deli today, you have a week to come in and try what our team has put together – it’s yummy to say the least!

By the way, each meal purchased means a donation to Lunch Connection. Here’s our Chop Chop menu for this year:

First Course

Start with our house made fall flavoured butternut squash, carrot & sweet potato soup with ginger, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and cream

Second Course

Move on to a deliciously grilled euro-wrap sandwich with a must-try bread: light and delicious! Grilled chicken breast with a balsamic glaze drizzle, melted Brie, chutney, garlic aioli, crisp bacon, greens

Our euro-wrap, grilled chicken breast with a balsamic glaze drizzle.

Chop Chop Week’s Urban Deli euro-wrap.


Six Years Later, Still Going Strong

We’ve put another year under our belt – we’re six years old today! We opened Urban Deli on July 13, 2009. And we’ve had a blast ever since making and serving the delights on our menu, catering, and being a part of the great Uptown Saint John community.

Meeting the people of our city is one of the best parts of being here. So may characters! So many stories! So many delightful people! It really is a thrill.

There is always a grocery list’s worth of people to say thank you to but to make a small dent we want to send a huge thanks to our fabulous staff, the tremendous vendors and suppliers we get to work with and, of course, our fabulous customers.

“Thank you Saint John,” doesn’t come close to saying how grateful we are to the Port City but, thank you Saint John!

Urban Deli in Uptown Saint John

Urban Deli in Uptown Saint John


Word of the Day: Burgers

Burger Week is officially underway and we’re featuring our UD Detroit Style Big Baby Burger and our Peanut Butter Burger (see pics below). It’s the first day and so far it’s been delicious!

Keep in mind that as a little something extra, and because at Urban Deli we’re big supporters of the Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue, for any burger we sell during Burger Week $1 goes to our local SPCA. (This applies to any burger on our menu.) Now, here are the featured burgers …

UD Detroit Style Big Baby Burger

UD Detroit Style Big Baby Burger: Char grilled beef patty topped with corned beef, cheddar, tomato, lettuce, pickles, and onions.

Peanut Butter Burger

Peanut Butter Burger: Char grilled beef patty, bacon, aged white cheddar, satay peanut sauce, lettuce & tomato.

We also have our other burgers from the Urban Deli menu and please keep in mind that $1 from each burger will go to our Saint John SPCA and that includes any burger on our menu.

  • Urban Burger* – beef patty, balsamic caramelized onions, roasted garlic aioli (add bacon & cheese)
  • Veggie Burger* – grilled whole portobella mushroom, sundried tomatoes, spinach, Swiss, pesto
  • Tuna Steak Burger* – sesame seed crusted seared tuna loin, spinach, tomato, wasabi aioli (med-rare)
  • Salmon Burger* – wild pacific salmon fillet, spinach, tomato, lime caper aoili

It’s day one and we have a full week of burgers ahead. There are 25 restaurants in the Uptown taking part — lots to choose from, and lots of culinary imagination! Make it an adventure and try as many as you can.

Burger Week - May 4 to 10, 2015

Burger Week – May 4 to 10, 2015