Old World Delicatessen
While Old World Deli may be best known as a place to buy European foodstuffs--candies, cookies, jars of pickled everything, canned fish, dark, dark bread, crackers and stuff to spread on them--there's more to it than that. There's the stocked deli counter, of course, and the bakery turning out yummy pastries (try a rum ball) and fresh bread. But what makes Old World a Cheap Eats destination is its sandwich counter, from which we like to get some goodies for a picnic at the nearby Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area: good fuel for a fall hike.
On our most recent visit to Old World (and Soldiers Delight), we got a little adventurous and picked up two of the deli's combination sandwiches: a turkey Reuben ($4.25) and a Winston Churchill ($4, a hot sandwich of roast beef, provolone, and horseradish on marble rye). The Reuben was a keeper (love that homemade sauerkraut), but we decided to stick mainly to Old World's plainer sandwiches in the future. The deli's quality meats and even better breads don't need much ornamentation, so next time it'll be a liverwurst sandwich with onion and mustard on pumpernickel ($2.75), a side of tangy German potato salad (75 cents), and one of Old World's perfect half-sour pickles.