Subway: Red to Clark/Division(312) 944-5006 ashkenazdeli.com41.902496 -87.627802 12 E Cedar St (between State St and Lake Shore Dr) Gold Coast, Chicago
Mon–Sat 7am–7pm; Sun 7am–5:30pmAverage sandwich: $8
For deli fiends for lament Chicago's lack of New York-style joints, here's hope. The pastrami at this tiny place (which reigned in the ’70s on Morse Avenue) is top-notch, and even New York skeptics find it hard to resist its pastrami, lox, herring, corned beef and gefilte fish. Like all good delis, Ashkenaz puts its efforts into its food, not its decor, so do as a New Yorker would do: Deal with it.