Golden Rooster

Golden Rooster sounds more like a Chinese restaurant than a deli. A staple of downtown Princess Street, the line ups at lunch can be ridiculous. But the people of Kingston have good taste when they support this local establishment. The selection of deli meat and cheeses are impressive and while the lineups are long, they have an efficient number system to get people through their orders.
Golden RoosterThe deli is very deeeeeeeep. Here you can see a line-up (smaller than usual) and the wicked selection of meats.
Golden RoosterThis is the cold-cut combination sandwich for around $5. You get so much meat! The salted cured meats were my favourite but I also liked the meat loafs. They didn’t tell me what each meat was but I really enjoyed each bite. The bread was fresh and the ingredients were crispy and sliced thinly. I hate it when you have a gigantic cucumber in your sandwich that really unbalances the textures. My only gripe: they used margarine instead of butter.
Golden RoosterThis is the house pate sandwich for around $5 again. J had this. I am not a big fan of pate but it wasn’t too liver-ey for me. Again, there was some nice quality ingredients in this sandwich (less the margarine).

Overall, Golden Rooster is a great place to grab a quick sandwich if you live or work downtown. They have some nice hot entrees too. I am a big fan of their cabbage rolls.

6 thoughts on “Golden Rooster

  • Haha, I don’t know about “quick sandwich” if you go around lunchtime, but yeah the Rooster is amazing, and my #1 spot for lunch by far. Chicken salad & Pork schnitzel both phenomenal. Whenever I have family or friends in town I always make sure to go to the Rooster.

  • Apologies for the greenish fluorescent lighting. My auto whitebalance was on the fritz!

    • I adjusted some levels, but yeah…the bread does look a bit greenish now that you mention it. Corrected author post as well, sorry about that.

  • Love a good deli sandwich. The best i ever had was Wolfies Rascal House in Miami. That place was an icon – to bad it closed. I never seen a place that had a lineup like that place

  • Oh, the Rooster! I too was heartbroken during the long closure. They are my source for Dutch/German treats like chocolate sprinkles and ginger cookies.
    Their fresh Berliner doughnuts are awesome, as well as chicken croquettes and red cabbage. Time for a trip there for food that reminds me of my Oma!

  • Oh…I used to love this place! Great homemade soups, too. Perfect for a blistery, windy, famously Kingston day!

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