Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Liebman's Deli, Bronx (Riverdale)

Have you ever been to Riverdale? Unless you live in New York (and even then it's not a guarantee), you probably have never heard of the place. Riverdale is a part of New York that feels nothing like the rest of the city. Indeed, parts of this Bronx neighborhood feel more like Westchester County or Southwestern Connecticut with its large homes, elegant shops, and tree-shaded streets. But Riverdale is also home to some remnants of old-school New York, including a delicatessen called Liebman's that is an institution of sorts to locals in this wealthy neighborhood.

Liebman's Deli is perhaps only three blocks from the busy Henry Hudson Parkway, but the vast majority of folks on that road probably don't even know of its existence. It is a throwback of a place that has been around since the early 1950s, serving Kosher dishes that are the epitome of comfort food. Items such as knishes, potato pancakes, kasha varnishkas, gefilte fish, nova, pickled herring, tongue, pastrami, corned beef, and much, much more can be ordered here. Add to this relatively easy parking and moderate prices (compared to delis in Manhattan), and you have yourself a deli lover's dream in the upper reaches of the Bronx.

If you have been to Liebman's Deli in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, please tell us about it by posting a comment here. Thank you!

Here is the address for Liebman's Deli:
Liebman's Deli
552 West 235th Street
Brooklyn (Riverdale), NY, 10463

The phone number is:
(718) 548-4534

And here is the Web site for Liebman's Deli:

1 comment:

Melinda Maybruck Ortega said...

I just wrote a comment about Liebman's Deli on another blog. I grew up in Riverdale, Blackstone Avenue in the 1960's and early 1970's. My parents and all us kids would go to Liebman's to enjoy their pastrami on rye sandwiches. I'm glad to learn that Liebman's is still in operation. I live in Florida now, still can't find a pastrami sandwich as good as at Liebman's.

Melinda Maybruck Ortega