I began working in this neighborhood about 10 months ago and decided that I would find a local deli to call my own. Every morning I would wake up around 7am, be ready by 8am, and get to Chelsea by 9am. One beautiful sunny Fall day I decided to try this place out because I missed out on breakfast and was super hungry. I left my office around the corner but returned quickly because it was so cold. I got a sweater, went back down, and was ready to try this deli out. As I walked I saw many beautiful and diverse people, lots of dog walkers, and progressive young folks collecting donations for great causes like Planned Parenthood. I immediately knew that this neighborhood was going to be a great place to work and that the Deli was going to add to my excitement. I remember how much I wanted to say hi to people as I walked to the deli. The sunny day on a crisp autumn Tuesday made me happy that I was back in NYC to live the big life. Here I was as a young professional discovering hidden gems, getting to know the community, and what the local deli had to offer. These options were a great contrast to the somewhat suburban lifestyle that I had experienced in my college years in the small progressive enclaves of Burlington, VT and Fort Collin, Colorado. I was ready to try my first deli sandwich in the neighborhood of Chelsea. What comes next is going to blow your mind. So after daydreaming from my office to the deli, which was a 2 minute walk if you're curious, I finally stepped in. Immediately I was overwhelmed by the amount of choices I had at my disposal. I was so hungry and could not find a way to wrap around my choices. My hunger came from the fact that I had skipped out on breakfast because I ran out of food at home. The supermarket around my neighborhood had been closed for sometime this week and I couldn't stock up on food in time. I quickly made my way to the sandwich section and ordered a chicken cutlet sandwich on a roll with mayo and lettuce and mozzarella cheese. It was great. I recommend this place!
Joshua C. on Jun 10, 2015