Unlike a sand witch, a sandwich doesn't have the power to turn men into sand and sand into poisoned glass. Let a sandwich cast a devastating spell on hunger pains with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of fresh deli fare at PHAT Deli. Customers who redeem their Groupon between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. will receive a complimentary side dish in addition to their $10 credit.
The friendly people at PHAT (which stands for “Pretty Hot and Tasty”) serve up a slew of bread-bookended and bagelled delights for breakfast and lunch in a quaint and colourful neighbourhood deli setting. Start off breakfast with a fresh-baked plain bagel ($0.99), or opt for one of PHAT's four available-all-day Bennys, including the smoked-meat Benny, a bagel topped with free range egg and house-made hollandaise sauce ($8.99). Lunch fare wraps savoury meats and cheeses in the soft mitt of bread with hand-helds such as the baguette-swaddled beef dip, enhanced with horseradish mayo and served au jus ($10.99). The warm, marble-rye ensconced reuben sandwich is stuffed with Montreal-sourced smoked meat, tangy sauerkraut, and savoury swiss cheese ($9.99+). Control freaks and food-artists alike can indulge in the build-your-own sandwich option ($8.49) while the consummate nibblers dip into the yam fries ($4.95), poutine ($6.50), or latkes ($2.25+) that highlight the add-on menu.
Coloured with vibrant purple walls, a bright blue refrigerator case, and quaint chalkboard menus, PHAT offers a warm and inviting atmosphere akin to a favourite jumpsuit pulled from the clothes drier. Boasting more than 25 varieties of chilled and bottled beverages alongside an espresso bar, the deli ensures you'll find a pleasing potable to escort breakfast into your belly, or order up some lunch using PHAT's convenient iPhone ordering app.
PHAT Deli's Montreal smoked-meat sandwich was one of Vancouver magazine's Best Things to Eat and Drink in Vancouver 2009, and the deli was featured in the Straight and on Tiny Bites. Nine Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average, and DineHere users give the deli three stars on average :
- PHAT staff dredges the meat in Schwartz’s special seasoning of garlic, salt, pepper, and onion, and then steams it for several hours. The steaming softens it, warms it for serving, and gives it even more flavour. – Tara Lee, Straight
- The benny was sublime. Two perfectly rounded, poached eggs atop each slice of multigrain bagel, with generous helpings of avocado and tomato, smears of cream cheese and all smothered with hollandaise. – Karen Hamilton, Tiny Bites
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