Jewish delis in Chicago

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2016/04/26 14:35:06 (permalink)

Jewish delis in Chicago

A friend is going to Chicago and wants to eat at a good old-school Jewish deli since where we live, San Francisco, is pretty much a deli wasteland with the exception of Wise Sons and Saul's in Berkeley. Which would you suggest? She would prefer it to be near the Miracle Mile if possible. Thanks!
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    Rocky Enfield
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    Re: Jewish delis in Chicago 2016/04/26 15:32:02 (permalink)
    I have heard good things about Manny's Coffee Shop and Deli but, I have not actually eaten there yet.  It is on S. Jefferson St.  Michael & Jane Stern rated their corned beef 5 stars so they must have something going for them.  You can read the review in the Best of the Best area on this website.
     
    Perhaps ChiTownDiner or one of the other Chicago based roadfooders will have more knowledgeable suggestions for you.
     
    Good Luck
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    Re: Jewish delis in Chicago 2016/04/26 15:48:33 (permalink)
    There is a dearth of Jewish Delis, authentic or otherwise, in the Chicago area right now.  The best, and most obvious choice, based on your desire to stay close Michigan Avenue, is Manny's Deli.  You can read the Roadfood review here.
     
    Another option is a place this lifelong Chicagoan just recently heard about, but apparently has been around since the late '30s.  Frances' Deli on the near north side is a short cab ride from Michigan Avenue.  It appears to be a more varied and somewhat trendy menu than Manny's.  But if you want full table service and a cocktail to go along with your Corned Beef Sandwich, Frances' is the place.  Roadfood review can be seen here.
     
    It's not that we're short on Delis, mind you, it's just that other ethnic groups seem to have overrun that market.  Italian, Polish, and German Delis are in abundance.  Jewish Delis, which could once be found in all quarters of the city and suburbs are fading away.
     
    Have a great trip!
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    Re: Jewish delis in Chicago 2016/04/26 16:44:32 (permalink)
    Some of the best (and most authentic) I've eaten at were in the 'burbs.
    If time permits, Kaufman's in Skokie has been a favorite of many old school families... 
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    Re: Jewish delis in Chicago 2016/04/27 01:33:46 (permalink)
    http://www.perrysdeli.com/ 
    Perry's Deli has been named "the official delicatessen" of WLS Radio. Perry's has also been featured on "The Rachel Ray Show," as well as in the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. Perry's Deli is well recognized as the deli that provides the biggest and best deli sandwiches in Chicago, and has gained national recognition for its "no-cell phone" policy.
    Gotta Luv dis place!
    post edited by Foodbme - 2016/04/27 01:36:50
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    Re: Jewish delis in Chicago 2016/04/27 03:27:00 (permalink)
    Agree with both Manny's and Kaufman's.  Manny's is closer to Miracle Mile but is still a car/cab ride away.  Worth the trip in my opinion.  
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