The kitchen's take on the classic chicken sanga features the largest crumbed schnitzel known to man. Well, maybe not, but it's still pretty damn epic.
August 01, 2023
There are very few people that will rave about a humble sandwich. But then, only in Melbourne will you find an unassuming sandwich shop staffed and run by one of the city's finest chefs.
Dom Wilton is a former Stokehouse chef. It's no wonder Hector is consistently declared 'best sandwich in Melbourne' by locals and dedicated non-locals alike, despite the steadfastly unpretentious menu.
Its sando menu stars just ten signature creations. It's a concise yet considered lineup, focused on top-quality ingredients hitting all the right flavour notes. The kitchen's take on the classic chicken sanga features the largest crumbed schnitzel known to man, tarragon butter and iceberg lettuce on a steamed potato bun, while the beef number teams brisket with mustard pickle spread, dill pickles and kraut on toasted rye.
Non-meat and veggie options will tempt even the carnivorous, with a tuna melt made with house tuna mix, pickled green chilli, onion and melted American cheese, or a cheesy mushroom melt with mozzarella and provolone. The specials board is one to watch, with limited-edition sandwiches popping up regularly.
The Hector's Deli space itself is a minimalist one — the white brick corner spot is decked out with cheerfully low-key DIY interiors, complete with upcycled chairs from a nearby laundromat. Simple, but endlessly effective — just like the sandwiches.
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