Unlike the make-believe lake that supposedly feeds the Mississippi River, delicatessens provide comestibles that meet an animal's nutritional needs for growth and energy. Experience the opposite of fake eating with today's Groupon to non-imaginary, delicious sustenance from Kopperman's Speciality Food & Delicatessen. For $6, you get $12 worth of dine-in or carryout breakfast and lunch fare. One of Sauce readers' top three favorite delis, Kopperman's is home to Riverfront Times' award-winning fish and roast-beef sandwiches.
The taste trendsetters at Kopperman's are known for St. Louis's newest craze: breakfast. No matter the time of day, patrons can re-start the day off right with a fresh-squeezed orange or grapefruit juice ($2.50 for a small, $3.95 for a large), tomato juice ($1.95), or mimosa ($4.95). Try the traditional eggs Benedict ($10.95), or opt for a specialty variation, such as eggs tenderloin (on an English muffin with hollandaise and black olives, $12.95). If you prefer your breakfast to brundlefly three eggs into omelette form, order one of many varieties of eggstravaganzas ($8.95). For the lox lover, Kopperman's features several varieties of smoked fish, including salmon, whitefish, and trout. Because Kopperman's stays up all night on the weekend, nocturnal fisherman and their sacks of hungry worms can enjoy a midnight breakfast.
Carnegie Deli meats from New York make up the middles of many of Kopperman's sandwiches ($8.95), such as the Myron's Motherload, a triple-decked corned beef, tongue, and Swiss cheese combo; and the Scott's Smoker, a brisket, pastrami, and turkey triple-decker. Salads include the sampler ($11.95) of tuna, chicken (curried and non), pasta, egg, and tabouli salads or the Sanford's salad (with shrimp, ham, turkey, eggs, cheese, tomatoes and Russian dressing, $9.95). Finish off with some New York cheesecake, black forest cake, apple crumb pie, or a giant brownie ($4.75 each).
Your Groupon is valid only on food and drink from Kopperman's menu and can't be used in the market. See its website for special winter hours.
- The St. Louis institution dishes up simple, hearty breakfast fare, from bacon and eggs to French toast to bagels and lox. The sandwich menu isn’t chopped liver, either — though you can, in fact, order chopped liver, as well as one of the city’s standout roast beef sandwiches (“Love at First Bite”), beef tongue and the “Ike and Tina Tuna.” – Riverfront Times
- I live very close to Koppermans, and it is always my pick for a fun place to quickly grab a bite to eat. Their breakfast menu…is always good. – esl919, Citysearch
- Their breakfast is a MUST. Great recommendation from a friend. I loved every single bite, cannot wait to go back next time we visit! I got egg whites w/herbed cream cheese, potatoes & toast... Heaven! – Jennifer Kasdorf, Urbanspoon
Kopperman's Specialty Foods & Deli
Featured on the "Deli Delights" episode of the Food Network's The Best Of program, the team at Kopperman's Specialty Foods & Deli works hard to deliver a classic delicatessen experience. They serve breakfast all day as well as overnight on Fridays and Saturdays, poaching eggs for benedicts and frying potato pancakes for orders of latkes. Smoked salmon and trout top bagels with cream cheese and housemade chopped chicken liver dresses up slices of rye bread. Carnegie Deli salami, corned beef, and pastrami come in from New York City, as do cheesecakes, black forest cakes, and apple crumb pies baked in the Statue of Liberty's torch.