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Deli Chicken Salad

YoccosFan Nov 25, 2008 03:34 PM

I'm wondering if anyone has some suggestions as to where I can find good chicken salad from a deli. I am looking for a deli in northeast Philadelphia or in Montgomery county. I have tried several places in the northeast but many of the places tend to put too much mayo in their chicken salad and it tends to be too heavy for my liking. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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    Bigley9 Dec 2, 2008 10:41 AM

    Has anyone tried the chicken salad at Hershel's in the Reading Terminal Market? I like their cole slaw (not that a good slaw means anything about their Chix salad!)

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      hillster Dec 4, 2008 06:24 PM

      Gross Gourmet in Doylestown is THE BEST!!! So much so that we drive 45 mins just to buy it there.

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        RichieT Dec 4, 2008 08:19 PM

        I have heard great things about this place, I've never been there as I just can't get past the name!! Is it still on Swamp Rd,?? (another appetizing name!!)

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          crazyspice Dec 5, 2008 04:35 AM

          If this is the place with the "best" fried chicken, we were extremely disappointed.

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      YoccosFan Nov 27, 2008 01:37 PM

      Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I will check out these places and report back. Thanks again for the help!

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        Userfriend Nov 26, 2008 10:05 AM

        I swear by Murray's deli chicken salad in Bala Cynwyd on Montgomery Avenue. It's to die for.

        THe ONLY place that has better chicken salad is a little deli/restaurant called GSB, which is located in the GSB building at One Belmont Avenue in Bala Cynwyd.

        Their chicken salad is so good it's been known to make grown men cry. Seriously, the chicken is so fresh and the chunks are so generous, that I have literally NEVER had chicken salad that is better. And I should know, because since it has always been a particular favorite of mine, I usually order it wherever I go for lunch.

        If you LOVE chicken salad, you HAVE to treat yourself to GSB's.


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          mschow Nov 26, 2008 10:14 AM

          Would that be all white meat chicken salad made with Hellmans? I am a complete chicken salad snob, and hate ordering it out since it's so rarely up to my standards! But I do love chicken salad, so it's always good to hear a place recommended. I like it chunky, and not chopped finely. Can you elaborate a bit on how this place in the GSB makes theirs?

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            crazyspice Nov 26, 2008 02:27 PM

            Whole Foods makes it with big chunks of chicken. It is the only chicken salad hubby will eat.

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              YoccosFan Dec 4, 2008 02:10 PM

              I just wanted to add in an update here. I tried the Whole Foods chicken salad the other day. I thought it was very good. I liked the fact that it wasn't as heavy as some of the other deli chicken salad I have tried. Thanks for the great suggestion.

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                crazyspice Dec 4, 2008 02:38 PM

                You are welcome. I am happy you enjoyed it.

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              Userfriend Nov 27, 2008 07:32 PM

              GSB uses ONLY white meat chicken. They are giant chunks (some about 1" square or larger) . What is most apparent is how unbelievably FRESH it tastes. I would be willing to bet that they use only the best mayonnaise.

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            keby Nov 26, 2008 06:20 AM

            I live in West Chester which is way out of your way. But, I love Carlino's Markets chicken salad. The only good news is they do have their original store in Ardmore (I think Mont. Co.)

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