I’ve been going to UBC for eight years now (yes, I’m old), but I’ve honestly not tried many of the eateries there. The majority of the places don’t seem to be all that interesting, although in recent years, there did seem to have improved their eating options. One place that has remained the same however is The Delly. I’ve visited the place a couple of times back when it was still located in the old SUB building. It has now moved to the New SUB/AMS Student Nest (the names are so confusing). I’ve recently had the chance to revisit them. They serve up sandwiches, Indian food, and a good variety of pastries and other food. I had their Delly Chicken Sandwich and a Shahi Paneer.
Delly Chicken Sandwich ($8.50):
This comes with your choice of bread, vegetables and cheese (I had sourdough and cheddar). The chicken was very tender and juicy, and although not exactly crispy, it did have a nice texture from the breading. It was also well-seasoned. The rest of the sandwich was good; nothing to rave about, but still enjoyable.
Shahi Paneer ($9.50):
This comes with your choice of either brown rice or basmati rice; I went with the basmati. The rice was perfectly cooked and had a nice firm texture that stood up well to the curry. I really enjoyed the curry, which was creamy with a nice bit of sweetness; I would have liked to have just a bit of heat to it. There was a good amount of paneer cheese, which was creamy and tasty.
I quite enjoyed my visit to The Delly; the food there is just as good as I remembered. Their prices are fairly reasonable. All in all, this is definitely a good food option for those attending UBC (hopefully I will be finally out in a few years).