We're just two weeks away form the debut of AL's Deli, chef Aaron London's deli-inspired spinoff of AL's Place about 10 blocks to the north of the original. As we learned back in March, he's taking over the former Yuzuki space at 18th and Guerrero and will be offering some no-doubt highly in-demand park food to go.
We vaguely knew that there would be a sandwich focus to the new spot, but now we have more details about the menu, which will take its cues from both Jewish deli and Israeli street food — with some Montreal smoked brisket thrown in. As Eater reports, London isn't aiming for any sort of authentic Jewish deli experience, but there will be odes to a place where he was once a regular in Montreal, Shwartz's Deli.
That will mean brisket, chicken soup, as well as smoked salmon and cream cheese-filled potato "hot pockets." And there will also be Israeli-inspired falafel sandwiches on fresh-backed pita, shawarma spiced chicken, and blistered eggplant and cauliflower. There will also be a couple of salads, fries with house-made "ranch-ish," and falafel corn-dog bites.
It's a brief and focused menu so far, which you can see below. And of the concept, London tells Eater, "I don’t know if it’s so many years in fine dining but I just want to cook something super delicious that’s super easy for people to come and eat."
Look for AL's Deli to open on July 17, and in the meantime you can follow the place on Instagram.