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Dec 6, 2008 04:53 PM

Tabachnik's Deli

Does anybody know if there is a Tabachnik's Deli anywhere in northern NJ anymore? We used to get the best sloppy Joes there and we're desperate to find them again. Thanks!

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  1. Tabachnick's, in Milburn, closed in 2006. There are no others.

    14 Replies
    1. re: RGR

      And the one in Highland Park long before that.

      1. re: bgut1

        I don't remember one in Highland Park. I have a memory -- admittedly poor - of there having been one in the Loehmann's Plaza, in East Brunswick?

        1. re: RGR

          Completely off topic, but wasn't there a Platypus store in Loehmann's Plaza many years ago? I used to go there every Saturday to pick up two pieces of carrot cake and browse through their eclectic selection of goods.

          I thought Platypus was dead and gone but recently discovered they still have a few stores, one of which is in the MarketFair on Route 1S near Princeton. Unfortunately, the store is vastly different from the one I remember.

            1. re: ambrose

              Yes you are right - Platypus was in Loehman's plaza up until about 15 years ago and the carrot cake was delicious as well as their coffee beans and many other speciality items. They still have a store today in Shrewsbury at the Grove on RT 35 North but it is not nearly as nice as the old store in EB, which is just a sign of the times I guess.

              1. re: JerzeyShore

                Thanks for jogging my memory. I had completely forgotten that I also used to buy coffee beans at Platypus.

                I seem to recall that Platypus tried to expand into the NYC market but it didn't work out.

                Boy, I sure could eat a piece of that carrot cake right now!

                Tabachnik's gone, Platypus gone.....sigh.....

            2. re: RGR

              It was located on Lincoln Hwy/Rt. 27 and closed a long time ago.

              1. re: bgut1

                There used to be a Tabachnik's Deli at what is now the Menlo Park Mall too. Back when it was an open design. There was a greta bagel shop near it too.

                1. re: Eric in NJ

                  My friends office was in the Millburn Mall , that was a great lunch spot, I guess the old generation died and the kids were interested ..there were a few good places in Union to on stuyesvant ave. years ago ....

                  1. re: Eric in NJ

                    Wasn't there one on Cedar Lane in Teaneck?

                    1. re: Eric in NJ

                      Yes, about 30 years ago....Sunday morning great bagels, then 1/4 lb. nova,

                      1. re: gudeatz

                        gudeatz, there was also another deli on Cedar Lane, The Gaiety. It was across the street from Butterflake Bakery. There was also a store on the cornor of Cedar Lane and ?, that we would go to on Saturday night. We would go there just for their ice cream. The ice cream was packed as per your order.
                        The good old days.

                  2. re: RGR

                    R - Here is a reference to the Tabachnik's in HP in a NYT article published in 1993.

                    1. re: bgut1

                      My friend just ran in Seymour over the weekend, He is doing great with the food line and said the store employees costs and rent were killing him..too many guys sitting on the bench He said ...I guess He still lives around Millburn