Bluebird Kitchen has got it going on. This sweet little grab-and-go off Market Square on Forbes Avenue has all of the elements of the perfect breakfast and lunch spot. The menu items are crafted in house, daily, (with an emphasis on local ingredients) making for ultra-fresh deliciousness. The fresh ingredients and care of preparation obviously mean that a meal here is going to cost more than a typical, quick dine out. Sure, you could go around the corner, pay $5, and have 12 inches of sandwich to shove in your face. Or, you could do the opposite of poor life decision making and eat quality food for a couple more bucks! Decisions, decisions.
The welcoming exterior features a happy bluebird on the street sign.
One of the quiche options of the day, ham and swiss. Perfect size – leaving room for a cookie…
Chocolate chip cookie. One of the many dessert selections which range from the simple (as seen above) and the creative (Hawaiian inspired treats)
My personal fave item – the iced chocolate brownie. This was a soft, cake-y confection with excellent fudge topping.
Chicken salad on a croissant. Apples and cashews provided interesting crunch.
Even the packaging features the bird!
The menu is featured on chalkboards behind the counter, or you can find it online before heading over. There are a couple of spots to sit, facing out towards Forbes or along the wall, but finding a seat is not a guarantee!
One sour note in this bird’s song? The ordering queue leans towards the confusing – it isn’t quite clear where one should order (or maybe I’m just not good with directional signage. It happens). But seriously, there is a sign that says “order here” but it doesn’t seem to help.
A bit of line unknowns won’t stop this gal from clearing a place for Bluebird Kitchen on my permanent dining rotation. The food is too good to pass up.