The Dirty Apron is many things….a cooking school, delicatessen, grocer, and a lunch/dinner hot spot. They are owned by the creators of Cafe Medina and Chambar. They are actually located on the same block as well.
Mandu and I passed by a few weeks ago and noticed this new place. It wasn’t until today that we decided to try it out.
Walking inside, you can see there are 2 aisles of packaged products. Most of these are packaged products, so you can find canned items, pre-made pasta sauces, and specialty ingredients.
They have a variety of meats if you want to grab some for home or create your own sandwich.
They have about 5 of their grilled sandwiches on display. You can look at them and decide which one you want. Then they will grill it up for you!
They also have daily hot food such as roasted chicken, soups, rice, lentils, pasta, and stews. While you are there, you should try out some of their cheese samples. You may discover a new cheese which you will LOVE.
They have one main menu for baguettes and grilled sandwiches. They range from $7 – $9.
Mandu first wanted a sandwich but then when she saw a huge plate of lasagna ($6.99), she had to have it. First of all, this is some steller lasagna. It has lots of meat and vegetables. Perfectly cooked and had an amazing flavour. Highly recommended if you come here!
While we were there, 3 other people in the dining area had this as well. On any rainy day, this lasagna will turn your whole day around!
I ordered the prosciutto Grilled sandwich ($8.99). Inside this sandwich are figs, prosciutto, watercress, cheese, balsamic and onions.
The bread was really nice, it has inside nuts and cranberries. the outside was nicely grilled so it had a bit of a crunch to it. The balsamic and onions made this a very savory sandwich. I wish this sandwich had a but more prosciutto because at times I felt I could taste more of the figs than prosciutto. Still, the sandwich was amazing.
Oh, they also have cooking classes! Seriously, such an amazing looking set up. Who wouldn’t want to cook here?!
Words of Wisdom:
- Free parking at Tinsel Town (Supposed to be for patrons…but it’s ok)
- Cheap lunch
- Specialty ingredients
- Lots of seating
We Rate The Dirty Apron:
540 Beatty Street