For Greenfield residents, a craving for a classic deli sandwich used to mean a trip to neighboring Squirrel Hill. But not anymore.
Szmidt's Old World Deli, which opened in March, is the newest addition to the neighborhood's quiet business district, serving homemade sandwiches, pierogies and deli salads. Located in the former home of the 509 Café, which closed last year after a brief stint in business, Szmidt's tasty, inexpensive fare is worth a trip.
The sandwiches ($5.95-7.45) are made with homemade meats and breads. And Szmidt's is generous with the former. On a recent trip for lunch, I tried the Doe Doe, a sandwich stacked high with sliced turkey, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and deliciously sweet cranberry mayo. My only complaint was with the sesame-seed white bun, which I wish had been as soft as it was large.
Word is already spreading through the neighborhood that Szmidt's pierogies are special dumplings. The deli's Old World Pierogies ($4.95 per half-dozen; $8.95 per dozen) include classic potato and cheddar, as well as sausage. Its New World Pierogies, meanwhile, offer diners more creative options, such as buffalo chicken with bleu cheese, and cheesesteak with horseradish sour cream.
And just in case Szmidt's savory pierogies don't satisfy your taste buds, the deli even sells sweet pierogies, in flavors such as apple-mango and Granny Smith apple pie.
509 Greenfield Ave., Greenfield. 412-904-3558