If you've noticed, I try my best to make it out to the far-reaches of the GVRD in search of good food. However, I'm sure it is not lost upon you that the GVRD is a pretty big area to cover. One particular area that I have not done a whole lot of is White Rock/South Surrey. But with an impending lunch scheduled with Pops (a fine resident of White Rock), Mrs. Spray Bottle and I decided to head out in his direction. Now it would be really easy to head down either to Marine Drive or Johnston Road for eats, but we paid Sheila's Deli & Catering instead.
Only open for lunch, the menu is mainly comprised of sandwiches and soups. Now, don't let the simplicity fool you, I find it a lot harder to make something interesting that is normally quite basic. Every sandwich comes with a soup and I decided to try the Boston Clam Chowder. It was thick and rich without being creamy. I liked the brothy quality as it was not heavy and flavourful with a plethora of herbs, bacon and clam essence. In terms of ingredients, there was a bounty of tender chunky potatoes and tender clam meat. As for my sandwich, I went for the BBQ Beef Brisket on a wonderfully soft ciabatta bun. There was a good deal of tender meaty brisket (which was not fatty) bathed in a sweet and thick BBQ sauce. This was truly messy, yet delicious at the same time.
Pops and Mrs. Spray Bottle ended up ordering the same item since it came highly recommended. First, they had the Carrot and Ginger Lentil Soup. This was really flavourful with a considerable ginger hit as well as the sweetness of carrots. I wouldn't say it was balanced, but we love ginger and it worked for us. Now for the recommended sandwich - the Westcoast Club House. A club house? Hey, remember when I said that the simplest things are the hardest to make interesting? Well, this one was indeed good. From the fresh bread to the house-roasted turkey, fresh tomato and avocado to the crispy bacon, this was a well-constructed sandwich. The icing on the cake was the slightly spicy paprika aioli.
For dessert, we all had the mound otherwise known as the Chocolate Chip Cookie. This substantial offering was chock full of chips while the exterior was crispy while the inside was soft. Now for some people, the food we had just doesn't look anything beyond a soup and sandwich joint. But consider this, Sheila's is a good soup and sandwich joint with reasonable prices complete with wonderful people. I'd go back.
- Wonderful people
- Quality ingredients, quality food
- Really not enough parking
- They might consider putting their other products on the lunch menu (if that is possible)