This week took me to my first ever Jewish deli! Steingold’s of Chicago is located at 1840 W. Irving Park Rd., just steps away from the Irving Park brown line. The space is gorgeous, with white subway tile, colored chalkboard menus, and ample seating. We came in on a Saturday around 11:30 am and it was hopping! The restaurant is counter service, so as we ordered, the manager told us it would be about 20 minutes before our food came out. The menu is divided into sections: Bagels, Breakfast Sandwiches, Cold Sandwiches, Hot Sandwiches, Nosh, Soups & Salads, Sides, and Sweets. After much deliberation, I finally decided on the Grandma Rachel under the Hot Sandwiches: roasted turkey, pickled coleslaw, havarti cheese, and Russian dressing on challah bread. This was absolutely delicious. I love anything pickled and the coleslaw was wonderful. All the flavors perfectly complemented each other. The sandwich had great texture too- rich, thick bread, hearty turkey, melty cheese, and creamy dressing. We knew we had to try an order of the Latkes, served with labneh (strained yogurt that has the consistency of soft cheese) and apple sauce. These were fantastic! The latkes were seasoned so well and fried to perfection. I loved both sauces- I couldn’t tell you which was my favorite, they each complemented the crispy potato pancakes so well! My dad ordered a Sausage, Egg, and Cheese breakfast sandwich on a house-made Everything bagel. This is not your traditional breakfast sausage. The sausage almost has the texture of a hot dog, but it is flat, thick, salty, and delicious. The cheese was perfectly melted and the house-made bagel was delightful. My mom ordered Nanna’s Matzo Ball Soup. I had never had matzo ball soup and it was marvelous! The broth was so rich and delicious and the matzo ball was out of this world. I can’t wait to come back and try other things here!
Steingold’s is available for delivery, pickup, and catering. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm; Fridays through Sundays from 8 am to 3 pm. Find more about this delicious spot here.
RACHEL HOOVLER & DEAN’S TEAM CHICAGO