Chicago >Steve's Deli Chicago
“LOVE their food!”
Corned beef was blah, and the rye bread was not very good either. Perhaps I have been spoiled by the amazing rye bread found on every corner in Germany?
The cabbage soup was the one redeeming item here. Even the cardboard rye bread was edible when dipped in soup.
I tried a cupcake as well, because they were cute and so big. But sadly, they were nothing special. I felt like I could make cupcakes that are just as good at home from a mix. More Cupcakes and Sarah's Pastries & Cupcakes are much yummier.
To top things off, I had to stand at the counter for almost five minutes before somebody noticed I was ready to order. And they weren't even busy!
I LOVE their food!. I discovered Steve's Deli one day on lunch and I keep coming back for more! They have a lot of healthy and low fat choices, which cannot be said for many restaurants. Their fat free chicken salad is better than the real thing! Also, they are very accommodating and friendly. Steve's Deli has it all!
Tourists and locals feast on the amply sized sandwiches like corn beef and brisket at this Jewish style deli from Detroit..
A spacious and bright interior dotted with red chairs encourages you to come in and stay awhile. Hanging sausages and a deli counter that rivals Zabar's reminds you that yes, you are at a Jewish deli after all. Like the huge, decadently decorated cupcakes in the rotating sweets case, portions here tend towards the generous. All the Jewish favorites abound, from kreplach to lox platters and gefilte fish. Overstuffed sandwiches like the vegetarian liver (made out of chickpeas) don't leave much room for dessert but there's Carnegie cheesecake and sour cream coffee cake if you're having nostalgic cravings.
Photo by Jasmin Shah
A Big Disappointment.
If you are from Detroit you will be especially disappointed in Steve's Deli in Chicago. The taste and quality is just okay and some items should be avoided (e.g., roasted turkey on a Kaiser roll). The prices are high, given the size and quantity, especially for side items (e.g. a very small dish of cole slaw that typically comes with a sandwich in most delis is a la carte at an outrageous $2.75). Also disappointing is the atmosphere which is more like a malt shop than a kosher style deli.
There are better choices, even in Chicago.
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