Good Neighbour Deli
Set within the Lot 14 innovation district on Adelaide’s North Terrace is Good Neighbourhood Deli (GND), a hole-in-the-wall takeaway joint offering classic sandwiches, good coffee, and big smiles from its friendly staff. The place is a little hard to find, tucked down the eastern side of the Bice building, just around the corner from all-day eatery Community (which Brett Hicks-Maitland also owns).
The GND counter sends out fresh wraps, salads and SA’s corner shop icon, the double-cut roll. For the uninitiated, we’re talking about a roll sliced four times horizontally (not two as the name suggests), which creates four layers of bread, or essentially two sandwiches. That means double fillings – sort of like an American club sandwich.
But if a double-cut is too much (there’s ham or chicken salad to choose from), the single-cut options will see you through. Popular ones include a Reuben-inspired corn beef number, and a veg option featuring caramelised Japanese pumpkin. The soup and cheese toastie combo is a nice hunger-busting alternative.
As well, you’ll find a pie warmer stocked with baked goods from The Village Baker (go for the lamb shank pie and thank us later), plus a small selection of sweet treats including lamingtons (also by The Village Baker) and some fruity brekkie options such as chia pudding.
Coffee is by Five Senses, and hot chocolates are served with M&Ms (kids get a cupful if they ask politely). Smoothies include the Shredded Rig (cacao, espresso, peanut butter, banana, Greek yoghurt, maple syrup, protein, coconut milk) and the Fake Tan (mango, banana, passionfruit, tropical juice, greek yoghurt, honey).
Outside of a brightly painted feature wall — picture human-sized green gum leaves on an apricot background — there’s not much to the decor, but that’s not why you go to GND. This is a place to grab-and-go, and smile while you’re at it.
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