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Foods at a delicatessen
Foods at a delicatessen

This is a list of notable delicatessens. A delicatessen is a retail establishment that sells a selection of unusual or foreign prepared foods. Delicatessens originated in Germany during the 1700s.[1] They later spread to the United States in the mid-1800s during the diaspora of European immigrants.[citation needed] Because of their cultural ties to Central and Eastern European culture, the Ashkenazi Jews popularized the delicatessen within American culture beginning in 1888.


The interior of a Deli de Luca store
The interior of a Deli de Luca store



The front of Scandinavian Kitchen in London
The front of Scandinavian Kitchen in London

United States

Jewish delicatessens

Main article: Jewish deli

See also: List of Jewish delis

A Jewish deli, also known as a Jewish delicatessen, is a delicatessen establishment that serves various traditional dishes in Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine, and are typically known for their sandwiches such as pastrami on rye, as well as their soups such as matzo ball soup, among other dishes.

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See also


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