Alpine Food Shop Elmwood Park
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Alpine Food Shop

Alpine Food Shop

7538 W North Ave

Elmwood Park, IL 60707

Alpine Food Shop in Elmwood Park may not like like much more than a convenience store, but it’s home to some of Chicagoland’s best subs. Since 1955, Alpine has been serving cold cut subs -- and other deli items like Italian sausages -- to locals and in-the-know Elmwood Park visitors. The subs, offered in 6-inch, 9-inch, and 18-inch increments, are served on soft bread with enough meat, cheese, vegetables, and condiments to last for more than one meal, especially if you order the large. The Alpine is the storied, original sandwich, and is stacked with ham, salami, capicollo, provolone, lettuce, tomato, oil and vinegar. You’re in Chicago, add the Giardiniera.