Unlike a sand witch, a sandwich doesn't have the power to turn men into sand and sand into poisoned glass. Let a sandwich cast a devastating spell on hunger pains with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of deli fare and drinks at Bergstein's NY Delicatessen in Chicago Heights.
Bergstein's offers up authentic New York–style deli fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, most of which is made fresh in-house. For morning sustenance, toasted challah bread swaddles salami, egg, and Muenster cheese ($5.49), while Keith's lox breakfast platter is piled with cream cheese, tomato, olives, and a choice of bagel ($8.29). Moving on to the mightier meal mountains that punctuate Bergstein's modern, open space, the BNY sandwich smashes hunger with a monster truckload of deli staples (corned beef, pastrami, and brisket) on an onion roll ($11.49). Meanwhile, the lighter, but still stomach-filling big apple salad tosses chicken, dried cherries, blue cheese, and diced apples with balsamic vinaigrette ($7.29). Sweet and sour cabbage and fluffy matzoh ball soup ($4.29 for a bowl) are available every day, and several others get playing time depending on the soup schedule. Smaller bites include the classic black and white cookie ($2.25), sides such as potato pancakes ($1.79) and knishes ($1.79), and the by-the-pound bundles of lox shipped in from Brooklyn ($23.49 per pound).
- Davis says he spent years "researching" delis before he put together this one, and it shows: His knish are doughy, dense hockey pucks, a treat if you like knish soft, not flaky (and I do). – Christopher Borrelli, Chicago Tribune
- The portion's [sic] were pefect [sic] and the Corned Beef on Challa was excellent. The Salami on Challa just as delicious. – D.S., Yelp
- Bergstein's is good enough that my husband, who grew up in NY, is too busy stuffing his face to launch into a rant about what a real deli ought to be. – K. S., Yelp
Bergstein's NY Deli
When Harris Davis decided his adopted home of Chicago didn't have enough delis, he established one. The native New Yorker grew up with a deli seemingly on every block of his Brooklyn neighborhood and transported the classic culinary gathering spot to the Second City. Now he and his family dish up deli favorites and personal recipes, including matzo-ball soup, corned-beef sandwiches, and baked-salmon salad.
200 Dixie Hwy.
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411Get Directions