The terrific two’s – our anniversary!

The Urban Deli Original Montreal Style Smoked Meat. (Photo - Urban Deli)

Up until the first week or so of July 2009, Urban Deli only existed in the head of our owner Liz. Then, on July 13, 2009, it was real.

Yes, today is our birthday! It’s Urban Deli’s second anniversary!

We’ve had another wonderful year with the restaurant and our catering. It’s been a year filled with intriguing people and superb events.

We absolutely love being a part of Uptown Saint John. As with last year, we have oodles of people to thank: our fabulous staff, the tremendous vendors and suppliers we get to work with and, of course, the people of Saint John. Our customers are fabulous.

As small thank you, today we have free samples of our desserts with your meal. So we hope you drop by and give us a chance to say, “Thanks!”

And just in case your interested, below is a list of what visitors to the Deli appear to liked best from our menu in our last year.

Our top stuff in our second year!

Top sandwiches:

  • Club Sandwich
  • Montreal style Smoked Meat
  • Rueben
  • Deli Meatloaf Sandwich
  • Ham & Swiss

Top burger:

  • UD Veggie Burger

Top soups:

  • UD Seafood Chowder

Top salads:

  • Spinach Salad
  • Romaine Chiffonade (seared tuna steak salad)

Top appetizer:

  • Roasted Garlic & Artichoke Dip

Tops from the smoked side of house:

  • Deli Ribs

Urban Deli Iced Tea.

Top Drinks:

  • Urban Deli Iced Tea
  • Coke products (in old fashioned Coke bottles)

Top Desserts:

  • Carrot Cake
  • Lemon Sour Cream Pie (came a close 2nd)

Top Breakfast:

  • The Deli Breakfast
  • Pulled Pork Eggs Benny

And that’s a wrap … Now we’re diving into year three.

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At Urban Deli we have been told we have nice racks, racks of ribs that is…

Saint John, New Brunswick has been experiencing an excellent summer season. The sunny weather has incited many to heat up their barbeques, crack a cold beer (or non-alcoholic drink) and socialize.

At Urban Deli we have customers that come in specifically to enjoy our applewood smoked ribs (available as a half or full rack). What is really intriguing about our ribs (and many customers do not know this) is that they are available to be purchased and taken home to be re-heated.

Ribs after a five hour smoking process

This means you can throw it on the barbie and really impress your guests when they arrive.

These ribs are given special attention from the very beginning (starting first with their five hour smoking process which is done on-site) and so has our BBQ sauce.

Great care is taken to ensure the right flavours come through and since our BBQ sauce is made from scratch, we have been able to certify that it is gluten-free.

Half rack of applewood smoked ribs served with your choice of side

Each set of ribs purchased are pre-marinated in our BBQ sauce and we even give you enough on the side for basting or dipping purposes when you pick them up to take home.

So when you are thinking about heating up that barbeque or grabbing a case of cold beer, remember that even with a busy schedule you can always stop by or pre-order our ribs.

Add any of our appetizers (like our roasted garlic and artichoke dip), side salads, hand-cut deli frites to your order or get one of our fabulous desserts.

Take all the credit, we really don’t mind.

There’s no time like summer for barbecues and there’s nothing like ribs for putting the scent of summer in the air and floating through the neighbourhood. 🙂


Deli Menu

Below you’ll find our main, “in the restaurant” menu. This includes sandwiches, entrées, burgers, pasta and much more. Take out and catering orders – call us at 652.DELI (3354)to-go container fees apply.

Our Muffuletta: not always pretty but always great taste!


all soups served with a buttermilk biscuit
*Gluten Free

Mulligatawny Mondays* – (Served every Monday) – cup $4  |  bowl $7
Flavour worth the walk!
Deli Daily Soups (Tuesday – Saturday) – cup $4  |  bowl $7
Split Pea with Ham* – cup $5  |  bowl $8

Deli Burgers

Choose one Side: Daily Soup, Deli Frites, Pickles, Pasta Salad, Black Bean & Rice Salad or Coleslaw
(Additional Side Options: Quinoa Salad $.50, Beet Salad $1, Spinach, Caesar or House Salad add $3)
*Gluten-Free available $2

Urban Burger* – two beef patties, balsamic caramelized onions, spinach, tomato, roasted garlic aioli
(add bacon & cheese) $11
Veggie Burger* – grilled whole portabella mushroom, sundried pesto, spinach, Swiss, pesto $12
Peanut Butter Burger* – two beef patties, bacon, aged cheddar, peanut sauce, lettuce, tomato $13
Spicy Asian Pulled Pork Burger* – one beef patty, spicy Asian pulled pork, cucumber, aged cheddar & sweet & sour apple jelly sauce $12
Mushroom & Swiss Burger* – two beef patties, sautéed portabella mushrooms, Swiss cheese, garlic aioli, lettuce & tomato $13
Tuna Steak Burger* – seared tuna loin with a sesame seed & wasabi crust, spinach, tomato, wasabi aioli (med-rare) $15
Salmon Burger* – wild pacific salmon fillet, spinach, tomato, lime caper aioli $12

Entrée Salads

Half salads available for Spinach, Caesar & Deli House
Add Curry Turkey, Chicken Salad, Smoked Turkey, Ham, Breaded Chicken $5,
Salmon $7, Tuna Steak $10

Beet Salad* – slow roasted beets, spinach, goat cheese, toasted coconut, lemon orange vinaigrette $13
Romaine Chiffonade* – seared tuna loin (med-rare) over chiffonade of romaine, shredded carrot, red onion, wasabi vinaigrette $15
Power Packed Cobb Salad* – romaine lettuce, quinoa, smoked turkey, meat bits, ham, tomato, carrot, red onion, egg, feta, ranch dressing $13
Spinach  Salad* – grilled portabella mushrooms, feta cheese, tomato, meat bits, egg, maple vinaigrette $12
Deli House* – romaine, tomatoes, shaved red onion, carrots, pepperoncini, black olives, parmesan cheese, seasoned croutons, ranch dressing $9
Caesar Salad* – romaine, smoked meat bits, parmesan cheese, seasoned croutons, classic dressing $9
Quinoa Salad* (keen-wah) – ancient grain salad with ginger, honey, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, cilantro, chili flakes, chickpeas & topped with tomato $10


Add Bacon or Sauerkraut $3, Breaded or Buffalo Chicken, Meatloaf or Asian Pork $5
*Gluten-Free available $ 2

Mac n’ Cheese* – corkscrew pasta in our Deli double cream cheese sauce $11
Vegetarian Pesto Pasta* – sautéed portabella mushrooms, spinach, roasted red peppers in a creamy pesto sauce topped with fresh parmesan $12

Deli Specialties

Sandwiches served with house made coleslaw & dill pickle spear. Add Deli Frites $2
*celiac or gluten free – talk to your server

Uptown Big Beef Bad Boy* – (As seen on the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here!shaved roast beef, a mix of sautéed onions, roasted red peppers, pepperoncinis (for a slight kick), two layers of cheese, horseradish aioli, Deli mustard & beef jus for dipping $13
Montreal Smoked Meat* – Best smoked meat sandwich east of Montreal! Sliced hot & piled high, Deli mustard on light rye bread $13
Muffuletta ‘muff-uh-LET-uh’ – (As seen on the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here! ) Our take on the New Orleans Central Grocery Store specialty sandwich. Layers of genoa salami, mortadella, ham, provolone cheese & house made olive tapenade (not pretty to eat but amazing flavour) $12
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls* – Lightly boiled cabbage leaves wrapped around minced pork, beef, mushrooms, onions, rice – slow baked in tomato sauce. Served with choice of any side $12

Deli Delight Sandwiches

Choose one Side: Daily Soup, Deli Frites, Pickles, Pasta Salad, Black Bean & Rice Salad or Coleslaw
(Additional Side Options: Quinoa Salad $.50, Beet Salad, Spinach, Caesar or House Salad add $3)
*celiac or gluten free – talk to your server

The BIG Italian Cold Cut* – genoa salami, turkey, mortadella, ham, provolone cheese, lettuce, pickle, tomato, shaved onion, Italian vinaigrette $13
Chicken Cordon Blue – lightly breaded chicken, shaved ham, melted provolone cheese & Dijon aioli $12
Curry Turkey Salad* – chopped smoked turkey, red onion, celery, curry / mayo paste, spinach & tomato – all the curry flavour without the heat! $11
Roasted Chicken Salad* – roasted chicken breast diced & mixed with cranberries, sunflower seeds, celery, carrots, honey, mayo, lemon & fennel seeds, lettuce & tomato $11
Mediterranean Meatless* – artichoke hearts, black olives, feta cheese, shaved red onion, roasted red peppers, cucumber, lettuce, tomato, pesto, garlic aioli (add Genoa salami $2.50) $11
Chicken Club – breaded chicken breast, bacon, aged white cheddar, tomato, spinach, roasted red peppers, garlic aioli $12
Philly Beef* – shaved roast beef dipped in au jus, sautéed mushrooms & onions, melted Swiss cheese, garlic aioli $12
Grilled Ham & Swiss* – simple flavour: house cooked shaved ham, Swiss cheese & Deli mustard $11
Chicken Parmesan – lightly breaded chicken breast, house made marinara sauce, pesto, mozzarella $12
Turkey Club* – shaved smoked turkey breasts, bacon, tomato, spinach, roasted red peppers, garlic aioli $11
Deli Meatloaf – popular from day one!!!  Deli meatloaf, sundried tomato pesto, aged white cheddar, garlic aioli $11
Grilled Vegetarian* – sautéed portabella mushrooms, roasted red peppers, pepperoncinis, black olives, spinach pesto, Swiss cheese, sundried tomato spread $11
BIG BLT* – like it sounds (add a fried egg & cheese $2) $11
Caprese* – fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomato, olive oil (add genoa salami $2.50) $11
Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese – lightly breaded chicken breast dipped in Frank’s Hot Sauce, topped with Deli coleslaw, aged white cheddar $12
Reuben* – corned beef, mix of sauerkraut with bacon & onion, Swiss cheese, cumin curry Dijon mustard $11
Asian Pulled Pork* – slow roasted pulled pork in a spicy Asian sauce, sliced cucumber, aged white cheddar & sweet & sour apply jelly sauce $12
Ham & Turkey* – shaved ham, smoked turkey, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, Deli mustard & mayo $11


Take – Out / Catering Orders call us at 652.DELI (3354)
to-go container fees apply