The Low-key Patio Lunch

Ever since I moved to Concord I have really tried to appreciate the nooks and crannies of our beautiful downtown. One of my favorite things about Concord’s downtown is that it has… layers. If you’ve ever walked around it, I’m sure you know what I mean. There’s Main Street, then there’s parallel streets Storrs Street and South/North State Street, and in between there are beautiful courtyards and public squares that are so welcoming and colorful you can’t help but explore.

Eagle Square Deli is a new-to-me lunch deli in, go figure, Eagle Square. The entrance to Eagle Square is marked by a beautiful iron gate on North Main, and you can learn about the history of the square and the iron gate in the Concord Chamber’s historic walking tour under #4. I took this walking tour as part of my Leadership Greater Concord class and there are some amazing historic spots and details that we take for granted and walk by every day!

Back to the food! The interior isn’t super fancy, but there are signs indicating the current offerings (not pictured: all the sandwiches and wraps) and you can also build your own sandwiches. There’s lots of interior seating for the cooler months, but we opted for outside seating in the square on a bright sunny day.

After you order, grab a cold drink and claim a table outside in the sun. It was fun to sit outside and see the State Representatives running around during the lunch hour!

I ordered what I believe was called the Farmer’s Garden Wrap. The veggies, including green peppers, red onion, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, and others were grilled, so this sandwich takes a few extra minutes, but it’s worth the wait. The warm grilled veggies are also layered with a little mayo and melty cheese to hold everything together. I got this on the spinach wrap but they had lots of wraps and bread options! The wrap seemed pretty portable so if you needed to take this to go, I would get the wrap. With all the melty warm fillings, definitely grab some napkins!

If you’re looking for something easy and quick, grab the turkey club! There is truly something for everyone on their menu, so definitely check them out if you’re looking for a good hearty lunch while keeping it simple.

Perhaps you’ve heard of Market Days?! It’s downtown Concord’s biggest summer party that happens in late-June. It’s always a happening place with live music in Eagle Square so maybe you’ve already visited and didn’t even know it.

I also recently learned that they have a catering company called First Impressions Catering. You can see their menus here! Their Facebook page also has lots of additional information and photos. Stop by and grab a sandwich Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.

Have you discovered any unique, tasty food or drinks lately? Let us know! Be sure to email us at eatdrinkplay@stayworkplay.org to share your ideas of any New Hampshire related food/drink/venue/organization that you think should be featured in our “Eat Drink Play” blog posts.

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