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. (See menu below the pic.)

Montreal Smoked Meat


all soups served with a buttermilk biscuit
*Gluten Free

Mulligatawny Mondays* – cup $4  |  bowl $7
Tomato Soup Tuesdays – cup $4  |  bowl $7
WTFS Soupsask your server – cup $4  |  bowl $7
Split Pea & Ham* – cup $5  |  bowl $8


Choose one side for all sandwiches & burgers:

Daily Soup, Deli Frites, Pickles, Pasta Salad, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Quinoa (for Quinoa add $.50 )
(Additional Side Options $3: House, Spinach or Caesar Salad)

Deli Specialties

Montreal Smoked Meat*The best, east of Montreal!  Sliced hot & piled high, Deli mustard on light rye bread  $14
Uptown Big Beef Bad Boy* – shaved roast beef, a mix of sautéed onions, roasted red peppers, pepperoncinis (for a slight kick), Provolone cheese, horseradish aioli, Deli mustard & beef jus for dipping $14
Reuben* – Montreal smoked meat, mix of sauerkraut, bacon & onion, Swiss cheese, cumin curry Dijon mustard $12
Deli Meatloaf* – popular from day one!!! Deli meatloaf, sundried tomato spread, aged white cheddar, garlic aioli $12

Deli Delight Sandwiches

East Coast Club* – chicken, bacon, roasted red peppers, guacamole, tomato, lettuce, aioli (add cheese $1) $13
Philly Beef* – roast beef, sautéed mushroom & onions, garlic aioli, Swiss cheese $13
Chicken Cordon Bleu – lightly breaded chicken, ham, Swiss cheese, dijon aioli $13
Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese – lightly breaded chicken dipped in Franks Hot Sauce, melted aged cheddar and provolone cheese, Deli coleslaw $12
Curry Chicken Salad* – chopped chicken, red onion, celery, curry mayo, spinach, tomato – curry flavour without the heat! $11
Caprese* – Mozzafina, pesto, tomato, balsamic glaze (cold cuts add $2.50) $11
Mediterranean* – artichoke hearts, cucumber, black olives, feta, shaved red onion, roasted red peppers, lettuce, tomato, pesto, aioli $12
Chicken Parmesan – lightly breaded chicken breast, house made marinara sauce, pesto, mozzarella $12
Chicken Salad* – roasted chicken, cranberries, ‘toasted’ sunflower seeds, fennel, celery, carrots, honey, lemon, mayo, lettuce, tomato $11

Pressed Sandwiches

Vegetarian* – a mix of sautéed portabella mushrooms, roasted red peppers, lightly breaded eggplant, pepperoncinis, black olives, spinach, pesto, sundried tomato spread, Swiss cheese $12
Croque Monsieur* – ham, swiss cheese, UD cheese sauce $12
Cold Cut* – beef and genoa salamis, ham, mortadella, pepperoncinis, shaved red onion, provolone cheese, aioli, vinaigrette $13
Tuna Melt – tuna, onion, celery, pepperoncinis, mayo, melted mozzarella cheese $12
French Dip* – beef, aged white cheddar, UD creamy cheese sauce & au jus for dipping $13


Urban Burger* – UD patty, lettuce, tomato, roasted garlic aioli $12
BIG Burger* – UD patty, bacon, mushrooms, Swiss cheese, spinach, aioli $14
PB Burger* – UD patty, bacon, aged cheddar, peanut butter, lettuce $13
Salmon Burger* – salmon fillet, spinach, tomato, lime caper aioli $13


Half salads available for Spinach, Caesar & Deli House
Add: chicken, tuna / curry chicken / ham / breaded chicken $5
Add: Salmon $8

Spinach Salad* – spinach, grilled portabella mushrooms, feta cheese, diced tomato, sausage meat bits, egg, maple vinaigrette $13
Cobb* – chopped romaine, (choose one: chicken, tuna, or potato salad), egg, ham, diced tomato, carrot, red onion, feta, vinaigrette dressing $14
Deli House* – romaine lettuce, bell peppers , artichoke hearts, shaved red onion, cucumber, pepperoncinis, black olives, tomatoes, feta cheese, breaded eggplant garnish, vinaigrette dressing $12
Caesar Salad UD Style* – chopped romaine, seasoned sausage meat bits, croutons, dressing, Parmasean cheese $12

Urban Deli Pasta Bowls*

Mac n’ Cheese* – UD signature cream sauce, aged white cheddar & Parmasean cheese – creamy! $13
Vegetarian Pesto Pasta* – sautéed portabella mushrooms, spinach, roasted red peppers in UD cream sauce $14
Coconut Curry Chicken* – pasta, roasted chicken, house made coconut curry sauce – great flavours! $14

* = available gluten-free
Please advise server if you are tested celiac, or choose no gluten.
We offer gluten-free products and do our best to reduce cross-contamination.
However, we are a deli.


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