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Jun 3, 2008 01:09 PM

Danny's Kosher Pickle in Covina?

Anyone know if this deli is worth checking out, and if so, what are some of your favorite menu items? How's their pastrami and corned beef sandwiches? Thanks in advance!

Danny's Kosher Pickle
326 N. Azusa Avenue

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  1. I've been there a few times. Let's put it this way. I would not drive out of my way to go there if I could go to Langer's or Brent's or Nate 'n' Al's, or even Canter's (though it's been a while since I was at Canter's; it could be a close choice) more easily. But if you're in that part of the world (or anywhere to the east but still in California), it's like a Nirvana. The food is better than Jerry's, for example. I've had pastrami, matzoh ball soup, potato latkes, and that may be it. That's what I tend to order at a deli, so I haven't ventured beyond those selections at Danny's. It's worthwhile if you're in the mood for deli but can't get to any of the other places I mentioned.

    1. I live near there and I've been. Its fine, but I really like Jerry's so I guess I'm in the minority here. I have eaten at Canter's (did not like nearly as well as Jerrry's) ~~ but not Nate n Al's or Langers for a long time.

      1. It's good but probably not the New York style Jewish deli you think it is. It's a coffee shop that carries a respectable selection of Jewish deli type food like Maztah Ball Soup and Pastrami on Rye. Potato pancakes are good.

        I go there for breakfast, where for about $4 you get pancakes, an egg and really good bacon. You can buy some items like cheese, meat and fish in bulk (at very reasonable prices) but you'll see that's it is a coffee shop and not a deli.

        1. Any deli that has Kosher in it's name then has the chutzpah to have clam chowder and pork chops for its Friday special is not worth even trying to me. I mean really pork chops and clam chowder on Friday?!!!!!! I still haven't found a decent Jewish deli in SGV. <sigh>

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          1. re: SeaCook

            The Kosher refers to the pickle. Ever heard of a Kosher Pickle? They serve them all over. It has nothing to do with the place being Kosher.

            1. re: Jack Flash

              That's the misconception, most Jewish delis are kosher style, but not officially kosher. How else could you or would you get Reuben sandwiches on your menu.

              As a side not, none of the biggies from Nate n Al's to Canter's to Langer's are kosher. They all have various pork-y items on the menu. So if you happen to see pork chops as a friday special don't rush out in horror, unless you're trying to keep kosher.

          2. I had lunch here with a friend a few weeks ago. I really enjoyed the food and really don't have much to compare it too. We had a hot tongue sandwich and a roast beef sandwich. both of which I would have again. The atmosphere is nothing to write home about but I think the food is worthy of a try.