Review: It Blew My Mind – Inspired By Schwartz’s Deli in Montreal and Harold’s Deli in Edison, NJ

In this ever changing universe, there are restaurants and then there are institutions. How does one distinguish between the two? Restaurants have art on the walls. Institutions have news articles. They have pictures of celebrities smiling with the owner who have been blessed. They have no visible wall space because this place has been open for longer than you you’ve been alive. They have the memories captured just to show you a taste of what you’re about to experience; big smiles and big flavors. 

Schwartz deli is an institution. Owned by Celine Dion now, smoked meat is, and has always been, the order. It’s like pastrami because it’s soul stuffing and amazing with mustard, rye bread, pickles and your choice of flavored carbonated beverage. It’s different because I couldn’t even tell you why without googling. The service might be abrupt and that’s because you’re not in charge. You’re the customer and lucky enough that this place is still standing. Listen to what they know is good and give it a shot. I was happy and there’s a damn good chance you’ll be too.

Harold’s is a chapter out of the same delicious encyclopedia of flavor. Bigger is beyond better here. With cakes the size of your college dorm refrigerator and matzoh balls so big you question life itself, you would think this would be the attraction. But the people at Harold’s are so talented that that they rip apart your expectations of big food and shove them down your throat with a fully loaded pickle bar and some of the best breads you could dream of. I’m looking at you you beautiful onion roll. The food here is the best around. Get the pastrami. Get the potato knish. Change your life forever.

Googled For You – Schwartz’s Deli
Location: https://rb.gy/kr92h
Menu: https://schwartzsdeli.com/pages/menu

Google For You – Harold’s Deli
Location: https://rb.gy/yfqyr
Menu: http://haroldsfamousdeli.com/