C-Town Market and Deli is a bodega in Downtown Columbus that has a full-service deli. It is a convenient option that offers a couple of choices for vegetarian diners.
The staff prepares a number of salads and side dishes that are stored in a deli case. The choices included hummus and crudités, tabouli, cous cous salad and chick pea salad.
The chick pea salad contained tri-colored chick peas and corn in an herbed-orange vinaigrette. The dressing was bittersweet and slightly excessive. Other than that minor complaint, the salad was successful.
While the veggie burger was excellent, I had a minor problem with the nomenclature of the dish. The sandwich was made with portabella mushrooms, hummus, roasted red peppers, mixed greens, cucumbers, corn and red onions on a Kaiser roll. While I loved the sandwich, I would have called it a portabella burger or a roasted portabella sandwich rather than a veggie burger. Despite its descriptive deficiencies, the sandwich was well made and flavorful.
C-Town Deli is able to make a cold veggie sandwich in addition to the hot veggie burger sandwich. Diners are also able to build-their-own sandwich with a variety of breads, cheeses, veggies and condiments.
C-Town is a decent deli option with an esoteric set-up. It is open Monday through Saturday from 8 to 8. While diners cannot drink on-site, there is a limited selection of beer and wine available for those who make their orders to-go.