Bangor eaters can welcome a new player into the downtown food scene: Harvest Moon Deli, an Orono cafe that’s long been popular with UMaine students and staff, is opening its new Bangor location this week. Friday, May 30, to be exact, in a spacious, colorful storefront at 72 Columbia St., the former location of Montes International Catering. Owner Keith Manaker has been busy renovating the space for several months now.
Manaker promises many of the same favorite menu items that are in Orono — hot paninis and cold sandwiches, all named for rock, blues and jazz stars, like the Ella Fitzgerald (bacon, spinach, tomato and mozzarella cheese with pesto mayo) and the ironically-named Paul McCartney (rare roast beef, melted provolone, tomato and onion with house-made horseradish sauce). There’s lots of vegetarian sandwich options, too, and soups and salads, as well as a salad bar for those who want to make their own salads, a handful of dessert items, and an array of fountain soda. Harvest Moon Deli in Bangor is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.