Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Szmidt's Old World Deli (Greenfield)

The first time I heard of Szmidt's Old World Deli, I was at a work party and someone had brought along some of Szmidt's pierogies - two sweet varieties and a savory kind.  It made such a positive impression on me that when R. was looking for a place to take an out-of-town friend, I suggested Szmidt's, even though I hadn't been there myself.  They came back raving about it, which made me proud.  I am always glad when I can help show off to outsiders the best that Pittsburgh has to offer.

I finally made my way to the little shop myself earlier this month.  I ordered a McCarthy Sandwich, loaded with slow roasted beef, onions, lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, peppers, provolone cheese, and horseradish mayo.  The meat was juicy and perfectly done and the veggies were fresh, and the soft homemade bun was icing on the cake.  I came here with pretty high expectations and I was not disappointed.

McCarthy Sandwich at Szmidt's Old World Deli
McCarthy Sandwich ($7.99)

Of course, I had to have some pierogies, especially the sweet pierogies, because I like how they gave this classic a twist and, well, I have a sweet tooth. (*blush*) I ordered three Apple Mango and three Strawberry with Chocolate Sauce (a seasonal special).  The homemade pierogie dough was fried just right and the fillings were simple yet worked nicely.

Apple Mango Pierogies and Strawberry Pierogies with Chocolate Sauce at Szmidt's Old World Deli
Apple Mango Pierogies (left, $3.99) and Strawberry Pierogies with Chocolate
Sauce (right, $3.99)

What a great deli!  Can't wait to try some of the other sandwiches and pierogies at Szmidt's.

Restaurant info:
Szmidt's Old World Deli
509 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15207
On the web:
On Facebook:

View Larger Map

Szmidt's Old World Deli on Urbanspoon