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Tabachnik's Deli

wendy k Dec 6, 2008 04:53 PM

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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    RGR RE: wendy k Dec 6, 2008 09:33 PM

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

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      bgut1 RE: RGR Dec 6, 2008 09:40 PM

      And the one in Highland Park long before that.

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        RGR RE: bgut1 Dec 7, 2008 08:19 AM

        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?

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          ambrose RE: RGR Dec 7, 2008 09:05 AM

          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.

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            Babs16 RE: ambrose Dec 7, 2008 10:21 AM

            Wasn't there one in Fairlawn?

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              JerzeyShore RE: ambrose Dec 7, 2008 12:05 PM

              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.

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                ambrose RE: JerzeyShore Dec 7, 2008 12:12 PM

                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.....

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              bgut1 RE: RGR Dec 7, 2008 09:52 AM

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

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                Eric in NJ RE: bgut1 Dec 7, 2008 10:15 AM

                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.

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                  beentheredonethat RE: Eric in NJ Dec 7, 2008 02:07 PM

                  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 ....

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                    79pooh83 RE: Eric in NJ Dec 7, 2008 07:44 PM

                    Wasn't there one on Cedar Lane in Teaneck?

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                      gudeatz RE: Eric in NJ Dec 8, 2008 06:02 AM

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

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                        Babs16 RE: gudeatz Dec 8, 2008 12:42 PM

                        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.

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                    bgut1 RE: RGR Dec 7, 2008 05:35 PM

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

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                      beentheredonethat RE: bgut1 Dec 8, 2008 11:11 AM

                      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

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