This is an if only post. If only I tried Fond when it was first recommended to me. If only I tried Fond the second time it was recommended to me. If only I stopped by Fond a few months ago when I was driving down 275 and it crossed my mind as I glanced at the exit. No more if onlys for me. I finally went to Fond Lunch and Deli with a dear friend and I loved it. Truly blown away by the service, the flavors, and the menu options, I went back a week later with more friends.
Fond: Lunch and Deli is small but mighty. The location, just off 275 at the Montgomery Rd. exit, is a bit hidden, but it’s a gem. There are so many things to appreciate about Fond; let me highlight a few:
- family owned and family operated
- lots of locally sourced product
- organic, vegan, vegetarian, and meat options available
- bright, bold, creative dishes and unique flavors
- hummus made in at least five flavors (get a sampling with chips)
- open for breakfast and lunch
- dill pickles made in-house (spicy)
I was nervous about the beef tongue, but I’m a when in Rome kind of girl so when I heard it was one of their specialities, I went for it. The flavor and tenderness of the meat was incredible. I loved the addition of the jam. In fact, my two girlfriends tried it and loved it, too. I think tongue is one of those things you just don’t think about too much. Just eat. Luckily, I went to Fond with friends who like to share because I enjoyed each dish equally. I kept being surprised by each bite. I’ve not had anything that tastes similar.
At Fond, the food is fresh and bold in flavor, but the customer service is just as impressive. When I ordered at the counter, all my questions were addressed in such a kind way and the staff remembered our names. In a nutshell, the menu at Fond is unique and the owner, Ethan, has a way with food and people. Who doesn’t love a place that’s healthy and jam packed with flavor. Fond lunch and deli is a real find! I can’t wait to take my husband.