deli divine in st. louis photo by michelle volansky

Deli Divine​ brings classic Jewish deli food to St. Louis city

Classic Jewish deli food returns to St. Louis city with the opening of Deli Divine, the newest offering from Bengelina Hospitality Group. The deli is divided into two parts: A counter in the front for sandwiches, salads, soups and other snacks, and a market in the back stocked with grab-and-go meals and delectable treats of all kinds, like beautiful rounds of fresh halva (we loved the cardamom) from which you can have a wedge cut like fresh cheese. Yes, there is housemade matzo ball soup, kugels, tender knishes and many other hits of central and eastern European Jewish fare; but there are also homegrown classics like gooey butter cake from Russell’s and pints of Clementine’s ice cream, and the best egg sandwich we’ve had in ages – a simple, steamed layer of egg between two flat discs of croissant dough. The corned beef, which we had on rye with yellow mustard, was juicy and filling even though we ordered the smaller “nosher” size. The smoked salmon pastrami on an open-faced bagel is a fun way to change up your lox routine.

5501 Delmar Blvd., Suite 5535D, St. Louis, 314.987.3354,