Frankie’s Deli

Frankie’s Deli is a quick deli store in Yorktown Center, Lombard, Illinois. It is close to my current work location. In my opinion, this deli store makes the best sandwiches at unbeatable prices. All ingredients are top quality. My favorites are:

1. Frankie’s special, with imported capicola, marinated eggplant, and optional provolone cheese. You get to pick mild or hot capicola. I always pick the hot one, which is not hot by my standard. I usually say no to the cheese, because I feel it sort of diminishes the delicious taste that the marinated eggplant and capicola create together;

2. Grilled muffuletta panini, with ham, salami, provolone cheese. After the olive oil is seeped into the flat muffuletta bread, together with olive spread on top of it, the whole thing imparts a wonderful flavor to die for;

3. Italian Sub with provolone, salami, capicola, mortadella, lettuce, tomato, onion, and oil. This staple sandwich won’t disappoint.

This store also offer great soup, and it complements the sandwiches very well. That’s all I order most days.

Here is a picture of Italian Sub:

Italian Sub (by haidong)

Here is a picture of Cream of Asparagus soup:

Cream of Asparagus (by haidong)

Here is its address:

4 Convenience Center
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 627-7977

6 thoughts on “Frankie’s Deli”

  1. I don’t think I’ve seen veggie sandwiches on their menu, but they certainly would fix one upon request.

    Other veggie things I can think of are frozen ready-made Italian fairs such as pasta, lasagna, calzone, etc.. I’ve not tried them, but I have no doubt that they would be good. Their food got a big two-thumbs up from me!

    The owner is an Italian American. I don’t know which region in Italy he is from, but his English is very good. It looks like his American-born son runs the store most of the time now. It was neat to see some of the pictures on the wall. One of them shows a young version of him walking off a PanAm flight, suitcase in hand and smiling, which I thought was pretty neat. His store also carries a newspaper for Chicago area Italian-Americans, published in English.

  2. Hah, not too sure if I can do it. I need more time…

    I’ve read your post on teaching children Chinese. I meant to comment, but haven’t had time (the capability to manage my time efficiently). I may write a post on it.

  3. lay,

    I modified this entry, so it now has its address and telephone number.

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