Eppy's menu is a tribute to the simple delights of a Jewish deli. Warm up with a bowl of matzo ball soup ($3.95) and pair it with a sandwich meal that comes with your choice of one hot or two cold sides. Choices are simple and hearty, such as a hot pastrami sandwich ($7.50), a classic Reuben ($7.95), and its meat-free cousin ($7.50). Meanwhile, Facebook fans of the sea can satiate themselves with a tuna salad melt ($6.95) or lox sandwich ($8.50). Hot sides include mashed potatoes and gravy, red beans and rice, or mac 'n' cheese, while cold options include potato chips, coleslaw, and a fruit cup. The café environment matches Eppy's menu for simplicity and warmth, with exposed brick walls, wood tabletops, and cozy seating that inspires propped elbows, close conversation, and convivial noshing.
- A Jewish deli is only as good as its pastrami, and here Eppy’s turned out to be, as always, dependable: The meat was salty and beefy. – David Tamarkin, Time Out Chicago
- This is turning out to be one of the best places to grab lunch downtown. I recommend pairing any of their sandwiches (Reuben!!) with their cheap soup and warm sides. – Jim M., Yelp
- Definitely head over if you are looking for a good sandwich at a fair price. – james1970, Citysearch
Eppy's Café and Deli
With a unique policy that asks patrons to pay after they’ve finished eating, as well as house-made soups priced according to the temperature outside, Eppy’s Deli makes it clear that it does things a bit differently. The New York–style sandwich makers fill marble rye and onion rolls with classic sliced corned beef, pastrami, and various menu offerings dressed in a wide array of mustard varieties. Breakfast time layers plates with omelets, bagels, and fresh lox. With hearty sides such as mashies and gravy and mac 'n' cheese, diners can get a taste of good homestyle cooking without the pulpy aftertaste that follows chewing on old family photo albums.