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Sue’s Deli (cious)

Sue’s deli has been around for over 20 years with their wonderful Lebanese and vegetarian fare. While Sue and Wade Badawe run the 130 S. Elmwood Avenue (Federal Building) location, Wade’s brother Albert and wife Claudette run the 622 Main Street (Theatre Place) location, featured here.

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Sue’s is always fresh, and the selection is wide! Though some of the soups and salads change periodically, popular favorites are staples. If you’re a fan of tuna pasta salad, this is the best you’ll find outside of your own kitchen and like the fruit salad and spinach salad, it’s a favorite that will be waiting for you every day at Sue’s. Check Sue’s daily menu, to be sure to get whatever it is you’re craving each time you go.

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Though I’ll miss the seasonal fresh lemonade (just like at the fair!), there are still tables outside so one can enjoy the autumn days and the subway rushing by. I always order a falafel wrap with the pickle spear and hot sauce rolled up in it, just like I was taught by a long-time Sue’s aficionado. The harder choice is whether to get soup and a side, or two sides, but either way–you’ll walk away full and happy with your taste buds satisfied.

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“We start cooking at 7:30 every morning,” Albert said. “We make seven fresh salads every day, along with five soups. Freshness is everything.” And that’s why you’ll want to get to Sue’s by 1:30 at the latest. They close daily at 2:00, and by then some of the salads may start to disappear, as Albert and Claudette try to gauge just what they’ll need for the day when preparing the food.
Healthy, fresh, reasonable and local. Do you need a better reason to go to Sue’s?


PS- Sorry for getting this post up late today, but Sue’s would make a great Friday lunch spot. Meet you there?

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