Spicy Green Bean deli, Glastonbury CT
I love this place. The soups are incredible, flavorful, and creative as well as there sandwiches. I like their more creative sandwiches as opposed to the regular sandwich board. The strawberry fields Forever was so unique and tasty. Cinnamon toast bread stuffed with shaved turkey, brie and strawberry mayo. Delicious. Give it a try and let me know what you think! I bet you will be a fan and loyal patron as I. I can not vouch for all menu items as sometimes they miss the mark while by trying to be creative but for the most part I am veryimpressed. It is on Hebron Ave in Glastonbury
I haven’t tried it yet but a coworker of mine has eaten lunch there a couple times and has raved. However, the same coworker tells me their dinners are overpriced. I should make it a priority to drop by for lunch in the near future.
I went when it first opened but lines were too long and there were no seats available so we left. I keep forgetting to go back now that it has been open a few months. Will check it out. Jay
I visited this place shortly after they opened and ordered my standard deli benchmark: a rather pedestrian roast beef on rye with onions and russian dressing. Locally, Reins sets the standard with mucho roast beef on very good rye. The all time standard goes back 40 years (jeez) to Joe's Deli on Madison Ave in Albany, NY.: Joe's #19 Londoner. To die for. Spicy Green Bean's was not. Not much roast beef, somewhat grisly at that, and bland russian dressing. I haven't been back since but maybe I'll give it another try as they've settled in. Down the street, Mustard Seed replaced the short-lived Pickles and, judging by the number of people sitting outside, seem to be doing well. Anyone been there?
I have to agree with the original poster - I think the Spicy Green Bean Deli is fabulous! I work in Glastonbury, and visited for lunch with a co-worker about one month ago. The venue is small and the atmosphere is relaxed, almost… "rustic" in a way (only term I can think of to describe it). The menu is incredible. Lots of inspired and creative sandwiches and specials. I simply had a turkey sandwich with some toppings, and it was very good... the meat was thinly shredded, the bread was great, the spicy green bean that came on the side (instead of a pickle) was unique. I think my co-worker had tuna fish, which she enjoyed. Our waitress was friendly and the service was good. I have been back twice for sandwiches to-go: a deviled egg salad on a hard roll (one of the best I have ever had) and a chicken salad on a hard roll (which I’ve probably only had a couple times in my life, but since the egg salad was so good I thought I would try their “famous” chicken salad…. it was EXCELLENT). Their prices are reasonable, which is more than I can say for some other delis in the area (the short-lived Pickles was highway robbery). I am so happy there is a great lunch option in the area and look forward to trying some more deli staples (pastrami, etc.) and getting adventurous with some offerings on their “Kooky Konkoctions” menu. Oh, and they have BYOB dinners Thursday-Saturday with no corkage fee, and will soon offer Saturday brunch (can’t wait!).