This new year, ChiTribe has the scoop on all the Jewish comfort food you need to survive another pandemic season. Especially with the High Holidays coming soon, ordering the perfect Jewish meal for delivery is essential. This is a shortlist of great Chicago options to eat throughout 5781. Find more Chicago Jewish Eats here>>
Jeff and Judes
Jeff and Judes is a new deli (pandemic opening!) in Ukrainian Village with Ashkenazi-style dishes and other Jewish deli classics. For Rosh Hashanah, Jeff and Judes is offering an entire dairy-free menu that will include reheat instructions. Pick-ups will be Thursday 9/17 and Friday 9/18 from 4 pm-7 pm.
•Sweet & Sour Cola Brisket (portion for 2-3 or portion for 4-6)
•Apple Honey Glazed Smoked Chicken Thigh Quarters (2)
•Roast Fingerling Potatoes (vegan)
•Grilled Zucchini & Yellow Squash (vegan)
•Orzo Salad (vegan)
•Speculaas Spiced Apple Honey Cake (egg free)
Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen
Manny’s is a classic Jewish style deli located in the South Loop. As many of you saw and supported, Manny’s deli used social media during COVID “to plead for support and let the community know ‘We are struggling. This isn’t a joke.’” Read more in the Chicago Tribune.
This high holiday season, Manny’s is offering pickup in locations throughout the greater Chicagoland area. All orders must be placed online and prepaid for parties of 1-10.
Available in Chicago, North Shore, Vernon Hills, Hoffman Estates, Oak Brook, Arlington Heights, Highland Park, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, and more. Find all the info here
Sam & Gerties
Sam & Gertie’s, a new Vegan Deli in the city, is named after Andy Kalish’s maternal grandparents. Sam & Gertie’s features a deli case filled with plant-based versions of traditional Jewish delicatessen items, including vegan smoked salmon, knishes, latkes, egg and tuna salads, as well as hot sandwiches filled with brisket and schmaltz. Find the full menu and order here for takeout on Doordash.
Former Jewish person of the week Aaron Steingold is the mastermind behind Steingold’s. The Steingold’s classic Bagel and Lox is a quarantine comfort food. Steingold’s is the only place in Chicago you can get house-cured lox. The process takes about 5 days of curing with salt, sugar. lemon, and other herbs and it is delicious. Order online for delivery from Chownow here.
Milt’s BBQ for the Perplexed
Have you had Chicago Kosher BBQ? There is only one spot if you are searching for Kosher meat prepared fresh in the city. Milt’s BBQ for the Perplexed currently offers outdoor patio seating and “is the place in Lakeview for an elegantly casual meal, whether you are 8 or 80.” Order online for pickup or delivery on Toast Tab here.
Eleven City Diner
The Eleven City Diner is a hybrid of what family “dining rooms” used to be. To keep up with the COVID times, Eleven City has its own app for you to order carryout or local delivery. For a great deal, Eleven City is offering a Deli Box for $55 which feeds 4. The diner is also providing outdoor patio dining and curbside pickup. Download the app on their website here.