I am no stranger to the New York Style Deli Restaurant and Bakery Chompie’s. In fact, I’ve been going for many years, I remember their old location off of Greenway where we use to hang out at night with a bunch of friends while trying to eat those mile high sandwiches. Now you can find me at their PV Mall location with my family, how times have changed but the food has not. Chompie’s is always packed, at least every time I’m in there and you’ll see Lovey Borenstein, one of the founders, walking around greeting guests throughout many meal services. Her and the rest of the Borensteins, Lou, Mark, Neal and Wendy, came from Queens, New York City and brought with them the dream of opening Chompie’s restaurant. Their once dream has grown into four restaurants around Arizona. Their passion for bringing a little taste of the New York Deli here has given us a place to grab fresh and hot bagels and bialys (I grew up on bialys), latkes, delicious baked treats and so much more.
When I visit Chompie’s I usually eat the Jewish Sliders, which were featured on Man vs. Food. They are ridiculously good, like ridiculously! They feature my favorite elements all in one bite, mini challah rolls filled with moist lean brisket, mini potato pancakes, and Jack cheese, they serve it with a side of brown gravy and french fries. Why stray from perfection when you don’t have to? If I’m not there for lunch and I’m eating breakfast, I order the Chompie’s Benedict. This is two poached eggs, grilled ham, and cheddar cheese on top of a toasted bialy with hollandaise sauce and a potato latke on the side. I have this thing for latkes, it’s in my blood!
This visit, I decided to step out of my comfort zone…kind of. I tried Lovey’s Smoked Salmon Tapas, so I could stick to my crisp latkes. They top these babies with a shmear of sour cream and a generous portion of sauteed Nova lox, and garnished them with tomato, cucumber, onion medley and capers. You can’t go wrong with latkes and lox, you just can’t. My husband tried out the Guanajuato Benedict with two poached eggs topped with chorizo, avocado hollandaise, and queso fresco, oh my! My son always opts for bacon, a latke, eggs, avocado and a bagel. We leave happy, happy and full!
The options on Chompie’s menu are endless and so is their case full of desserts. Don’t forget to check them out and take something to go because after the meal you’ll consume there, there’s no way you’ll have room for another bite. With Chanukah only a few days away, now is the perfect time to check out their take away menu for all your traditional holiday needs from matzoh ball soup to brisket and latkes, of course. They also have your Christmas needs covered and you can find all that information on their website. If you’re looking for gift ideas too, when you purchase $50 in gift cards from Chompie’s, you get a $10 gift card for yourself.
For more information and all their locations check out: https://www.chompies.com