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Waldwich deli

patmolloy Jul 30, 2008 01:35 PM

The Waldwick Deli closed recently and they had the BEST potato salad (and mac salad). How could I get the recipe or find another deli that makes that excellent style of old fashioned ps. Any advice.?

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    Concetta RE: patmolloy Jul 31, 2008 08:28 AM

    So sad! I LOVED that deli. Many fond memories of going there on Sundays with my dad for a great sandwich, salads, and especially their baked beans. Is the "old world" ethnic deli (i.e., German, Italian) becoming a dying breed in NJ?

    I know Wilkes has several locations - how does their potato salad fare?

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    1. re: Concetta
      patmolloy RE: Concetta Aug 1, 2008 10:02 AM

      Not even close. The best I've tried is the Market Basket but it's not the same. Waldwick's was unique.

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        Concetta RE: patmolloy Aug 1, 2008 10:23 AM

        Market basket stole their "green" potato salad recipe from Gertie's in Bogota decades ago. Do they also make a "traditional" mayo-like potato salad? Too bad the Waldwick folks couldn't find someone to continue the love...

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          jerseydiner RE: Concetta Aug 1, 2008 12:21 PM

          Gerdes is/was in Teaneck. An old world German deli. Sadly, they too have changed hands a number of times, and their salads are not as good as they used to be.
          Surprising how close to NYC this area is, and it is lacking the depth of ethnic and old world food.

          1. re: jerseydiner
            Concetta RE: jerseydiner Aug 1, 2008 01:08 PM

            That's a bummer. couldn't remember bogota/Teaneck cause it's kinda on the border. My great Uncle Frank used to work there WAY long ago....

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      Diamedik RE: patmolloy Apr 1, 2009 07:25 AM

      That was a GREAT Deli.. I am looking for the recipe they used for their German Meatballs. I have tried many from online,but its just not the same.. I know a few people that worked their but have had no luck in getting the recipe.
      How about that german potato salad?? Its a shame.

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