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coventry deli - flavored oatmeal

InSearchOfTacos Nov 15, 2010 04:00 AM

i know that most dont consider oatmeal chow-worthy but i recently discovered the oatmeal bar at coventry deli on market st between 20th and 21st, and i am in love! their flavored oatmeal (changes daily, menu found here: http://www.coventrydeli.com/Oatmeal.pdf) is delicious.

i highly recommend you guys give this place a try! they open early but close at 3pm i think

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    Laura D. Nov 15, 2010 05:18 PM

    Not to change the subject but I've never heard of this place before (can't believe I missed it) and wonder if anyone has had any of their baked goods...specifically cakes? Thanks so much and thank for the oatmeal recommendation--it sounds great!

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    1. re: Laura D.
      PattiCakes Nov 16, 2010 11:33 AM

      Their cakes are quite good. Since they are across the street from our office building, it's the place we go most often for birthday cakes. They have a very nice strawberry shortcake sheet cake that's made with a very light cake, real strawberries and a wonderful whipped cream icing. Not gaggingly sweet, like many other cakes. They have great breakfast items (in addition to the oatmeal), & terrific lunches. Orering a sandwich at lunch can get a little crazy, though. Don't be intimidated -- they are very nice. No sandwich nazi's here!

      1. re: karl_o
        PattiCakes Dec 16, 2010 07:51 AM

        Not at all. I work in one of the building across the street & go there frequently (as do many of the people I work with). We often get cakes for office celebrations from Coventry.

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      lone369 Nov 15, 2010 04:46 PM

      Coventry Deli's oatmeal is addictive. I don't know how they make it, but it is exceptional. I roam around all over the city for work and when ever a co-worker mentions oatmeal, we drive all the way down to 20th and Market.

      1. Seeker19104 Nov 15, 2010 01:35 PM

        Are these sweetened and flavored oatmeal?? I'm intrigued; however, I avoid sugar.

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        1. re: Seeker19104
          InSearchOfTacos Nov 15, 2010 04:29 PM

          ah, then maybe the flavored oatmeal is not for you :( it is sweetened, but not overly sweet or heavy. the creamy texture is a result of the long cooking time. i imagine the regular oatmeal is pretty good too- get some fruit and youre good to go

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          lmb2055 Nov 15, 2010 08:05 AM

          I've never tried the oatmeal bar, but been to Coventry Deli many times and never disappointed. Everything's fresh, unfortunately cater to the business crowd and close early!

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