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Libations at The Lanes

Libations at The Lanes

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Supporting Our Community – New York Deli

It has been a trying time for all of us this year.  Small businesses and restaurants have been hit exceptionally hard.  New York Deli in Grand Chute being one of them sent out a heartfelt Facebook post of their empty dining room and asking for patrons to come give them a try if they could. That post was quickly shared all over social media and throughout the community. By the weekend there was a line out the door and quite a wait from customers that wanted to support and help save this local business. I even heard that one of those customers offered to answer the phones during the mad, unanticipated outpouring of love, talk about a feel good story. That line can only last so long before it turns back into a ghost town during our current times. I figured now that the crowds have died down, it would be the perfect time stop by and show my support to this humble locally owned establishment. I was not disappointed. In fact, I may have found my new favorite lunch spot.

   New York Deli has been around since 2004 and was first established by a father and son duo. Three years ago the current owner Janet took it over and has been rocking it ever since. She is kind and giving it her all right now to keep the place afloat. They have a cute dining area with both grab and go options and made to order sandwiches. The restaurant has an industrial feel with hard wood and metal décor that is both homey and up incoming.  When I stopped in to pick up my order Janet was on the line preparing the food for customers, a telltale sign of an owner that is invested in the day to day operations.  She was so thankful for the outpouring of business and it really showed that the positivity of  community rallying together can make an impact. New York Deli prides them in using Boar’s Head meats. They are one of the highest qualities of delicatessen products in the area. Boar’s Head uses some of the best cuts of meat and spices to make their delicious products. They have been in the game since 1905 and also are all gluten free.

Same Passion, New Leadership

   New York Deli has been around since 2004 and was first established by a father and son duo. Three years ago the current owner Janet took it over and has been rocking it ever since. She is kind and giving it her all right now to keep the place afloat.

   They have a cute dining area with both grab and go options and made to order sandwiches. The restaurant has an industrial feel with hard wood and metal décor that is both homey and up incoming.

   When I stopped in to pick up my order Janet was on the line preparing the food for customers, a telltale sign of an owner that is invested in the day to day operations.  She was so thankful for the outpouring of business and it really showed that the positivity of  community rallying together can make an impact.

   New York Deli prides them in using Boar’s Head meats. They are one of the highest qualities of delicatessen products in the area. Boar’s Head uses some of the best cuts of meat and spices to make their delicious products. They have been in the game since 1905 and also are all gluten free.

Same Passion, New Leadership

   New York Deli has been around since 2004 and was first established by a father and son duo. Three years ago the current owner Janet took it over and has been rocking it ever since. She is kind and giving it her all right now to keep the place afloat.

   They have a cute dining area with both grab and go options and made to order sandwiches. The restaurant has an industrial feel with hard wood and metal décor that is both homey and up incoming.

   When I stopped in to pick up my order Janet was on the line preparing the food for customers, a telltale sign of an owner that is invested in the day to day operations.  She was so thankful for the outpouring of business and it really showed that the positivity of  community rallying together can make an impact.

   New York Deli prides them in using Boar’s Head meats. They are one of the highest qualities of delicatessen products in the area. Boar’s Head uses some of the best cuts of meat and spices to make their delicious products. They have been in the game since 1905 and also are all gluten free.

Letting the Owner Decide My Flavorful Journey

    Since I am an adventurous eater, I reached out to the owner and asked her to pick out some favorites for me to try. Janet did not disappoint.

    The first sandwich I dug into was the Italian Special Sub Sandwich. It was definitely the Boar’s Head meat that made the difference. The Prosciutto and the Capicola ham were the show runners with amazing flavor. It also had some thin sliced pepperoni and Genoa salami for the cured meat quadfecta. 

   Sometimes, when I purchase these specialty meats from the grocery store they can taste a little perfumy. These absolutely did not and came together for the perfect salty bite. The onions were thin sliced and not overpowering. Provolone cheese was the glue to melt the whole sandwich into one. Thin slices of tomato gave some freshness along with lettuce and a sprinkle of oregano for brightness.  Finished with a little bit of deli vinaigrette and wrapped in a soft on the inside hoagie roll it was the whole package. I would be happy to have that sandwich again any day! The Italian is definitely a classic but this classic gets an upgrade with such high quality ingredients.

   Next up was the Turkey Harvest Wrap. It is one of their best sellers and the item I was most excited to try! Talk about a savory autumnal hug in the form of a warm wrap. Oven roast turkey paired with Applewood smoked bacon is a combo I can get behind. To balance the savory was a bit of tang and sweet with an apple butter herbed mayo. This stuff was so incredibly tasty and I could see myself slathering it on almost anything and it would make it taste good. Flecks of rosemary ran through out the mayo which gave it a nice herbaceous pop. The sandwich itself was perfect, but to gild the lily a bit and make it a show stopper, they serve it with a side of honey mustard sauce for dipping. I one hundred percent will be ordering this one again.

   Both sandwiches came with a true New York deli style crispy pickle spear which as a self-proclaimed pickle connoisseur I give them a ten out of ten.

   I also sampled their potato salad which was consisted of baby red potatoes in a creamy sauce that was a great accompaniment to any of their sandwiches.

Sweet Endings

To round out the lunch Janet packed up a couple desserts to try. The first being an unctuous carrot cake with big shreds of carrots, pieces of walnuts and some pineapple for moisture. This cake was not lacking anything. Between the triple layers of cake and the real cream cheese frosting, it will now be my go to sweet treat. Next up was the Pumpkin Spice Cream Pie, you might want to order a whole one for your Thanksgiving dinner. A crumbly soft crust, pumpkin spice custardy goodness, a smooth cheesecake flavored layer, topped with whipped cream made my ten year old and I literally have a fork fight over who got the last bite.

Overall, New York Deli is a place I would recommend to anyone looking for a delicious, real, and new take on lunch. They are giving it their all and could use a few new friendly faces to drop by and try, maybe even leave lifelong customers. I will definitely be back and next up on the must try list has to be the New Yorker and the Ruben.  I’m already drooling…

 

New York Deli is open Monday – Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm 

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Sweet Endings

To round out the lunch Janet packed up a couple desserts to try. The first being an unctuous carrot cake with big shreds of carrots, pieces of walnuts and some pineapple for moisture. This cake was not lacking anything. Between the triple layers of cake and the real cream cheese frosting, it will now be my go to sweet treat. Next up was the Pumpkin Spice Cream Pie, you might want to order a whole one for your Thanksgiving dinner. A crumbly soft crust, pumpkin spice custardy goodness, a smooth cheesecake flavored layer, topped with whipped cream made my ten year old and I literally have a fork fight over who got the last bite.

Overall, New York Deli is a place I would recommend to anyone looking for a delicious, real, and new take on lunch. They are giving it their all and could use a few new friendly faces to drop by and try, maybe even leave lifelong customers. I will definitely be back and next up on the must try list has to be the New Yorker and the Ruben.  I’m already drooling…

New York Deli is open Monday – Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm

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