GOURMET DELI MENU
Our dishes are prepared in-house and made with the freshest and finest ingredients available.
Operators are standing by to take your order! ;)
(Baked fresh daily with organic flour, sugar and spices!)
Quiche - $3.50 a slice or $21 for a full pie
fresh, rich custard with a variety of fillings inside! The flavors vary daily but here are a few we do regularly: Feta Spinach, Quiche Lorraine, Roasted Vegetable, and Jalapeno Cheddar.
Crust Muffin - $2.50 each
CRUST - a baking company in Fenton MI, has quickly become known for its Viennoiserie, French, Danish and traditional pastries. These sweet treats are made in small batches using the finest ingredients. Available flavors: Pumpkin Ginger, Cranberry Orange, and Very Berry to name a few.
Crust Scone - $2.50 each
These sweet treats are made in small batches using the finest ingredients. Available flavors: Ginger, Cherry and Lemon.
All Breakfast items are available for catering if ordered by 11am with at least 48 hours notice. Preorder muffins and scones in any quantity!
(All sandwiches are made to order, please allow time for their artful preparation.)
The Classic - $7.95
your choice of:
- Oven Roasted Turkey
- Black Forest Ham, or
- Angus Roast Beef
Served on the Crusts artisan sourdough bread with your choice of: cheddar, provolone, pepper jack, or Swiss cheese. With romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, Essence spread or mustard.
White Albacore Tuna - $7.95
prepared with just the right amount of crunchy celery and our spread.
Kinetic Veggie - $8.95
(named in honor of our healthy-focused friends down the street!)-everything that grows from the ground that we can find in our kitchen, napkins highly recommended!
The Caprese – $7.95
fresh mozzarella, olive oil, herb roasted tomatoes and feta topped with fresh basil leaves. Served toasty warm…heavenly.
The Ultimate Wexler - $7.95
black forest ham, white cheddar on a baguette … oven-toasted to be hot and melty!
The French Hen - $8.95
delicious white meat chicken salad tucked in a buttery croissant with crisp romaine lettuce.
Back Alley Reuben – $8.95
traditional corned beef and Swiss with fresh sauerkraut on rye; dressed with our zesty homemade thousand island.
Cuban Imposter – $8.95
salami, provolone, housemade spicy relish and mustard on our focaccia bread, toasted and delicious.
2015 winner - Taste of Clarkston Best Sandwich!
Turkey Loves Cherry – $8.95
roasted turkey breast and Havarti cheese with Essence spread, slathered with Joan’s cherry red onion marmalade and grilled on our artisan cheese bread…Yum E!
PB&J - $3.95
Michigan-made Koeze Peanut Butter and WeeBee Jammin Jams.
South Main Boxed Lunch - $10.95 (minimum of 4)
Looking for lunch for your next meeting or adventure?
Try a South Main Boxed Lunch... includes your choice of one Classic Essence sandwich, an Essence cookie, a bag of Michigan-made potato chips, and a side of Essence deli salad. Boxed and ready to go for your picnic or corporate lunch, with napkin and silverware.
12 oz. bowl - $4.50
Monday - Tomato Florentine GF,DF,Vegan
Tuesday - Potato Cheddar GF
Wednesday - Vegetarian Chili GF,DF,Vegan
Thursday - Mexican Chicken GF,DF
Friday - Garlic Spinach Quinoa GF,DF,Vegan
Bowl of Soup and ½ Classic Sandwich - $9.95
large $7.95 each
mini $3.50 each (south main not available as mini)
Essence of Michigan Salad - Mixed field greens, toasted pecans, dried Michigan cherries, blue cheese, and thinly sliced red onion, served with Raspberry Vinaigrette.
Theodora’s Greek - Chopped romaine lettuce, garbanzo beans, cucumbers, beets, Kalamata olives and feta cheese, served with Greek dressing. (No onions in this salad, because Theodora does not like onions!)
South Main Salad - A generous scoop of our White Albacore Tuna Salad or Chicken Salad on a bed of mixed field greens with slices of tomato, cucumber and red onion.
Ready to grab and go, priced $6.95 to $8.95 per pound
Black Bean Quinoa - quinoa, black beans, mixed peppers, green onion, pickled jalapeno pepper, cilantro, olive oil, freshly squeezed lime juice, balsamic vinegar, cumin, kosher salt. GF, DF, Vegan
Essence Caviar - black beans, garbanzo beans, onion, mixed peppers, tomatoes, green onion, cilantro, garlic. GF, DF, Vegan
Greek Orzo - orzo pasta, Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh parsley, Greek dressing.
Oriental Pasta - whole wheat spaghetti, peanuts, green onion, cilantro, sesame seeds, sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, canola oil, red pepper flakes.
Essence Hummus - garbanzo beans, tahini, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, garlic, kosher salt, cayenne pepper. GF, DF, Vegan
Spicy Hummus - garbanzo beans, tahini, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, jalapenos, garlic, kosher salt, cayenne pepper. GF, DF, Vegan
Seasonal Salads too… check the cooler for current offerings.
All Items listed on this menu are available for catering with 48 hours notice!
Our classic sandwiches can be cut into halves and placed on a platter for
$7.95 per sandwich.
Our soups are available in quart size (3-4 servings) for $13.50.
We also can create larger sizes of our popular Michigan and Greek salads:
- Small Catering - serves 6-8 - $15
- Medium Catering - serves 8-10 - $25
- Large Catering - serves 15-20 - $40
We also offer delivery within a 10 mile radius of Essence for a $10 fee.
Local. Organic. Gourmet.
Essence on Main