Jim Vondruska

Kaufman's Bagel & Delicatessen

Chicago
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Mon7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tues7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sun7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Kaufman's Bagel & Delicatessen

4905 Dempster St (at Bronx Ave)

Skokie, IL 60077

Kaufman’s, a staple on the North Shore for more than 50 years, burned down a couple of years ago, but it re-opened bigger and better, and it’s still packed to the gills almost any time of day. Grab a number ticket (to the right of the door) when you enter, order the just-baked bagels, and be prepared to wait a solid 30 minutes. And yes, it's worth it -- there's a reason this place is an institution.