Gold’s Delicatessen, 421 Post Road East Westport, CT
Gold’s Delicatessen has been serving authentic New York Style deli food in Westport since 1958, that’s 54 years! It is one of the best deli’s in all of Connecticut — they’re so good, they were even written about in the Sunday New York Times — now that’s good!
Even though Gold’s is mainly known for their lunches like Pastrami and Corned Beef sandwiches and Hebrew National hot dogs they also make great breakfasts. Except, they don’t serve eggs or pancakes, because, the kitchen at Gold’s is too small for that. But that’s OK, because they say they have the best lox in the state, and that’s what I came to try today.
What is lox? It’s very thinly sliced smoked salmon — the type I had is called Nova, which is short for Nova Scotia,which is in Canada… but Gold’s gets their Nova Scotia Salmon from Norway. I had Nova on a Bagel with Cream Cheese, and it was smoky and delicious!
Before I even had my Nova, Karen the server gave me some pickles which were also really good — I’ve never had pickles at breakfast, but I had to try them.
After breakfast I got to try their famous Erica’s Rugelach cookies — which come all the way from Brooklyn — we had the chocolate and apricot nut ones they were buttery and the chocolate ones had a little bit of orange and raisin in them — yum!
I spoke to Jim Eckl the owner of Gold’s who told me:
“Mr. Gold started the deli in 1958, and I’ve owned it for 9 years” “We’re very popular for lunch especially for our pastrami sandwiches and Hebrew National hot dogs”
I asked him what his favorite breakfast was and he said,
He also told me that,”People love our marble rye bread which comes from Deep River, CT and our bagels from H&H Bagels in New York.
I also asked Karen, who has worked at Gold’s for 16 years, “What is her favorite thing that Gold’s makes?”
She said, “I love the chopped liver, it’s better than even my own”!
I’ll come back and try that sometime or maybe even a Tongue sandwich!!!
Thanks Jim & Karen!
The Sunday Diner Rating (out of 5)
FOOD * * * * * (5)
SERVICE * * * * * (5)
LOOKS * * * * (4)
BATHROOM: * * * * * (5)