Kaufman's

Restaurants , Delis Skokie
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The New York Special at Kaufman's Bagel & Delicatessen

After a fire forced it to close in 2011, this classic deli (which originally opened in 1955) has risen from its ashes. Traditional Jewish breads—bagels, rye bread—are Kaufman’s foundation and form the base for dozens of deli sandwiches, such as the New York Special (thinly sliced corned beef with chopped liver on rye—ask for mustard, too). Grab some whitefish salad, sliced hard salami and a black-and-white cookie to go, and it’ll be just like the old days.

Venue name: Kaufman's
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Address: 4905 W Dempster St
Skokie

Cross street: at Central Ave
Opening hours: Daily: 7am–7pm
Price: Average sandwich: $7.95
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Peggah
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This Jewish Deli is great and they take their meats seriously. I was nervous about ordering a turkey club with beef bacon... but apparently beef bacon is amazing. Parking can be crowded, but there is usually a lot of in and out traffic. The tables are small and eccentric, which is good for a lunch, but not really a good place to gather for large groups. They do not mess around with their portions of meat, so make sure you stick to veggies for the rest of the day.