Want to have a taste of the NYC in the DYT? We know a Food Adventure spot that lights up our appetites like a sign on Broadway. Cooper’s Deli recently opened in the Shoppes of Oakwood and is creating quite the buzz. The restaurant specializes in New York Style deli sandwiches as well as homemade soups, salads, a kids menu, and desserts. In addition to top notch food, the restaurant offers delivery within a two mile radius, an incredible rooftop patio, beer, wine selections, wheelchair accessibility, and two levels of indoor seating.
The Big Ragu spoke with, co-Owner Dan Apolito who traveled to New York City on a “Deli” tour in 2011, tasting various meats and securing the best for Cooper’s Deli. New Yorkers take pride in their deli’s and Apolito is bringing that mindset to Dayton. Cooper’s Deli uses the same corned beef and pastrami that is used in the world famous Stage Deli in New York City. The meats are shipped directly to Dayton from New York City. The Corned Beef and Pastrami served here are not your typical run of the mill deli meats. The proof is in the taste.
The pastrami melts in your mouth…you won’t get that at your local $5 sub shop. Other sandwiches that we tried included: The Reuben which is quite possibly the best reuben that Dayton has to offer. The Corned Beef is flavorful, plentiful and further proof of the quality of food that Cooper’s Deli is serving. The Turkey sandwich is basically a mound of turkey breast stuffed between a layer of herbed goat cheese and cranberry-orange chutney on Challah bread. Vegetarians may enjoy the Garden Grilled Cheese, which consists of four cheeses, artichoke, tomato, and spinach. We would highly recommend all four sandwiches.
Every menu has a monster dish and Cooper’s is the “New Yorker Sandwich.” This big sandwich sells for $15.50 and is large enough for two people, like most of their sandwiches. The “New Yorker” consists of 12 ounces of pastrami and corned beef, sharp cheddar cheese, coleslaw, and Russian dressing, all on fresh marble rye bread. For deli connoisseurs, this is the promise land. How lucky we are to have the taste of Manhattan, Brooklyn, or the Bronx shipped fresh to Dayton via Cooper’s Deli. These sandwiches are not only fresh, they are piled high and thick. Be careful not to unhinge your jaw biting into one of these marvelous deli features. Click here to view their entire menu.
Make sure you get to Cooper’s Deli and dine on the patio overlooking downtown Oakwood, or take a taste of Big Apple “to go.” Either way, there is no place like Cooper’s Deli in Dayton, or in Ohio for that matter.
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