Let me just say Wow. The Yellow Bird is a little breakfast/sandwich/salad place on Third Street, right down the street from the Midtown Scholar, Harrisburg’s proudly independent and thriving bookstore. The place was entirely full when we walked in but by the time we had ordered our lunch a few tables had cleared out.
I had the veggie wrap. There was no description on the blackboard menu for it so I was gambling, but this is one gamble I won; the print menu describes it as “tomato, cucumber slices, roasted red peppers, banana peppers, guacamole, spinach and provolone on a wheat wrap.” The spinach was tender and bright green, the tomatoes fresh, the banana peppers a wonderful surprise. What this wrap didn’t have was an overabundance of cheese or a dressing, which made it all the more wonderful. (Not much I hate more than biting into a wrap and getting a mouthful of salad dressing.)
Mary had the chicken and bacon sandwich: “chicken, bacon and cheddar served hot on ciabatta.” When I asked how her sandwich was, she tore off a corner for me and said, “It’s all about the bread.” She hadn’t seen the Yellow Bird’s website yet or she would have known “Life is better when it’s filled with fresh cookies and bread.” She liked her lunch so much she ordered a veggie wrap and a salad for her and her husband’s dinner tonight!
We didn’t order any sweets but headed down to the bookstore (which has its own pastries but we didn’t get any there either). The Yellow Bird will now be on our list (with Arepa and Mangia Qui) for great places for lunch in Harrisburg.