Serious Deli

While wandering around today getting some errands done for work I found myself on Southfield Rd. and 10 mile at around lunchtime. No sooner had the thought entered my head I knew exactly where I was going to lunch.

My friend who happens to be Jewish proclaimed it “the best deli west of New York” and having been to New York and been to a few delicatessens (including the one from When Harry Met Sally)I can’t help but agree with him. Though I liked the place well before he ever made that assertion.

In Grand Central you can pay $7.00 and get a damn good — but small — pastrami sandwich on rye. At the Bread Basket near 10 mile and Greenfield, you can pay $7.50 and get a monster sandwich that is tough to eat in one sitting (I used to cram one down no problem but realized the benefit of saving that last half for later). Matzah balls? Eh, no. These are Matzah SoftBalls, so-called because they’re almost that large. Of couse, that’s my designation, but The Bread Basket’s definitions don’t give any indication of the size of the portions.

But it’s not just BIG, it’s GOOD. If you’ve never been there and you too find yourself wandering hungry in the area, dont’ pass it up.

2 Comments so far

  1. Tom (unregistered) on October 4th, 2006 @ 5:07 am

    I second your vote for the Bread Basket. I usually go to the one on Middlebelt Rd across from the old Wonderland Mall in Livonia. The roast beef sandwich is usually stacked so high I can’t fit it all into my mouth.


  2. Girl in the D (unregistered) on October 4th, 2006 @ 5:51 pm

    I’m not a deli person, but I’ll definitely let my husband know. He is in Southfield a lot for work and finds immense pleasure in a good sandwich : )



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