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Salt Shaker Deli in Lunenburg

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Lunenburg is becoming quite the mecca for foodies.

With Magnolia’s Grill, Fleur de Sel, and Trattoria della Nonna all located a just a few games of hopscotch from each other, Lunenburg is really an amazing town. When you consider that 19 art galleries and studios are located in the old town, it’s a wonder that we’re not overrun with city slickers from Halifax.

It’s a wonderful day trip.

The Salt Shaker Deli might be just the reason you need to book a room for the night, at one of the local inns (like the Mariner King or Greybeard B&B in our neighborhood). There’s too much to do, too many good places to eat.

The Salt Shaker Deli is notable because it’s the second local venture of Sylvie MacDonald and Martin Ruiz Salvador, the hard-working couple who make Fleur de Sel a worthy destination for Nova Scotians and visitors alike. They’ve partnered with last year’s sous-chef from their fancier address, and I’ll print her name as soon as I can remember it! (Sorry).

We did stop in for a lunch, and enjoyed a delightful carrot-ginger soup, a fabulous salad, and a decent noodle bowl, with pork, crisp vegetables, and Thai spices. It was a very late lunch, so service was awkward, but it’s just the restaurant’s earliest days, so service will improve. The menu is eclectic, with items like lasagna, a wide variety of deli sandwiches, gourmet pizzas, and some serious baked goods.

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