Freelance journalist from Derry, Northern Ireland.
Published September 6th 2018
Among all the fancy food chains and upscale restaurants that Belfast City Centre has to offer, there is one little deli that is much too hidden. Situated in Church Lane, a short trip away from the iconic Victoria Square, lies Thyme Sandwich Deli, a compact yet busy spot that is certain to take you by surprise.
Filled to the brim with options, Thyme caters to all needs, be it a light bite or a substantial meal. Soups, salads, beef burgers, chicken burgers, chips, hot and cold drinks fill out the appetising menu, but it simply wouldn't be a renowned sandwich hotspot without serving an endless list of gourmet sandwiches. Perhaps the Lemon Pepper Chicken Caesar Sandwich is the one for you? Or maybe the Tuna Greek Sandwich is the one. Or even the Prawn Marie Rose Sandwich, you decide!
From brie, chargrilled chicken and chorizo, to steak, tomato and goat's cheese, there genuinely are countless combinations that you must try, perhaps a different one for every day of the week! Tasty wraps and tantalising paninis are also on offer for those looking for a change from the regular.
Moreover, the humble deli boasts fresh, locally sourced ingredients for their delicious snacks, and is sure to leave you perplexed by both filling you up yet leaving you wanting more. The bustling street of Church Lane provides the backdrop for Thyme should you wish to sit in and take in both the views and the food, while those pushed for time can grab their tasty order and take it out, with delivery orders also available.
It would be foolish to carry on with your busy city centre lifestyle without stopping in for a peek, but be careful, blink and you'll miss it!