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Mar 19, 2008 08:08 AM

JONS market deli

Hello all!

I had to make a late night milk run and the closest place was JONS market on Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys (usually go to Ralphs, but wanted to be quick)

I passed by the deli and I gotta say, it was very impressive. Though I didn't take a detailed inventory (though I will next week), I saw so many different types of cheeses and cold cuts that I wouldn't have expected at a supermarket.

They had seven different types of Halva, a variety of olives, four or five types of mortadella, black forest ham (domestic AND imported),

Most important, the people behind the counter were very friendly (one customer contemplating whether to buy turkey today or tomorrow was told that the price was going up tomorrow morning) another guy sampled like four different meats (personally, I thought he was having a late dinner, but the guy helping him was very polite and smiley)

For those of ya who just drive by JONS, might be worth stopping and having a look see!



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  1. nice, jons has come a long way, i remember when years ago they were for the most part a neighborhood market, their products depended on the area's residents according to the stores location, plus the stores themselves were not all that welcoming

    1. There's also a Jons in OC on Goldenwest St. north of Golden West College. They have an extensive deli and a large assortment of ethnic items (canned, jars, packaged in dry goods area), including eastern European. Beyond the deli there's also a freezer with various perogi, blini, etc. They also have more ethnic dairy items than regular markets. The produce is very reasonable for most things, but not the best quality.

        1. re: kenchin2007

          do they carry leaf lard?? Been wanting to give that a try

          1. re: barefootpris

            I recently tried a lavash sandwich which I assume is offered at all of their deli's for $4.95. It was the lavash bread filled with *at least* 1/4 pound of *any meat*, 5-6 slices of any cheese, wrapped like burrito stuffed to the gills with lettuce, tomato etc. It was really great and well worth the money.

        2. not to mention all the local pita breads and other breads, tons of different charcuterie, 5 different types of feta at least, and my personal favorite; the locally made puff pastry in the freezer section that is better than any brand out there!
          Cheap olive oils, wonderful produce, and other good smoked fish to boot!

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          1. re: girlwonder

            Thanks for the puff pastry tip, do you know if they carry it at all Jons locations? I usually go the one on La Brea but my purchases tend to be limited to bread and dairy there.

            1. re: bad nono

              Not sure. I usually go to the one on Vermont and Hollywood but have been to others and they all seem to carry similar items.

          2. I'm glad to hear some love for Jon's -- I spend more time defending it to my skeptical friends. they've never even been inside the store, but they knock it nonetheless. I'm a fan of their tahini bread and their cheese selection. You can often find a wide range of Karoun cheeses there, as well as some other brands. Of late, I've been particularly keen on this smoked solgogi cheese that is essentially a smoked mozzarella. In their deli area, I like their feta and manouri cheeses. I had dolmades from Jon's once and they were pretty good, too.

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            1. re: glutton

              I like Jon's for produce and some meat and delis stuff, as well as imported foods. You have to be very careful with the produce. They basically just dump the whole crate onto the shelf. It is up to you to carefully scrutinize and find the best quality pieces. Great buys if you are careful. Also, lately, in the deli they have had one pound solid Challenge butters for under 3 bucks. I cut it into quarters and freeze it.