Upper Crust is known to locals as one of the sweetest spots for a delicious array of baked goods, including pastries, cakes, cupcakes, scones and of course, pies.
However, this family-owned and operated treasure is more than just a bakery. Aside from its namesake, Upper Crust offers a full lunch and dinner menu that is equally as satisfying as their treats and breakfast. Lunch at Upper Crust is nothing short of fresh and filling with a unique variety of sandwiches, salads and soups. Here's a sampling of the lunch menu to kick those taste buds into high gear:
Village: Roast beef, swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce, stoneground horseradish dressing, cranberry onion chutney; on ciabatta bread.
Raleigh: Turkey, ham, provolone, cheddar cheese, apple slices, vidalia onion spread; on sourdough bread.
Beaufort: Tuna salad, lettuce, tomato; on sourdough bread.
Neuse: Triple cheese grilled with cheddar, provolone, homemade pimiento cheese; on sourdough bread.
For heartier appetites, dinner may be the way to go. Gourmet dishes and classic burgers are menu favorites.
Consider entrees like:
Roasted Pork Tenderloin: with herb polenta, mushrooms, broccoli, honey dijon onion glaze.
Grilled Salmon: atop angel hair pasta, fresh dill cream sauce.
Fontina Spinach Ravioli: stuffed with fontina cheese and fresh spinach, tomato cream sauce.
Chicken Piccata: with white wine sauce, potatoes, broccoli.
Consider burgers like:
The Piedmont: swiss cheese, mushrooms, bacon.
The Hokie: bacon, cheddar cheese, onion straws, bbq sauce.
Southern Classic: pimiento cheese and tomato.
Vegetarian: black bean/black eyed pea cake with garlic, chopped onion.
Drop by Upper Crust Pie and Bakery Cafe any time of the day, and you won't be disappointed. While there's no wrong time for a sweet treat, turn your quick visit into a full meal and sit down to a lunch or dinner experience at Upper Crust.
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