And the Best Place to Get a Deli Sandwich in Elmhurst Is …

Reader responses are compelling enough to make anyone want to check this place out.

Last month, we asked readers .

Their answer? One word: .

"I don't think you can get better than Zenwich," commented Joe Calderone. "Both different and delicious."

Zenwich also racked up several five-star reviews with comments like, "The best, best, best!" And, "Best sandwiches, period."

It also got a few fan responses on the Elmhurst Patch facebook page.

So, what is Zenwich?

For those who haven't discovered this little gem at 416 N. York St., it's not really like any other sandwich joint in town. That may be why in November 2010 it drew the attention of ABC7's Steve Dolinsky, who featured Zenwich and its owner, Nate Nakasatian, on an edition of Hungry Hound.

It's basically Asian on a sandwich (with a buffalo chicken and turkey Zenwich thrown in for good measure). Signature Zenwiches, served on toasted ciabatta, include Mu Ping (grilled carmelized pork, shredded vegies, jalapeno and homemade sweet mayo), crab cake, chicken teriyaki, wasabi roast beef, and a slew of vegetarian options. Finish that off with a side of gingerslaw, wasabislaw, edamame, homemade chips or soup of the day, and it's a meal.

Coming in second was ("Food is always fresh and yummy. Great place for a lunch when you have time to sit and enjoy it," Mary Ann Kalis said.)

Rave reviews also went to , , and, ironically, Fresco's, which recently closed.

We also got a pretty good response to our poll question: "What is your favorite deli sandwich?"

Of the 65 people who took the poll, the No. 1 answer was corned beef on rye, with 15 votes (23 percent). Super-close second was Italian, with 14 votes (21 percent). Rounding out the top three was roast beef and provolone, with 9 percent of the votes.

Next week, we'll start a new poll. We'll be asking: What is your favorite "staycation" destination in Elmhurst.

Joe Calderone May 12, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Haha, my second time being featured in a Patch article. Thanks Karen!
Karen Chadra (Editor) May 12, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I swear it's not intentional. You're really almost famous now!


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