Val’s: Where Tradition Meets Taste in Metro Detroit

September 8, 2023
val's deli where tradition meets taste

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4301 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township

Whole-meal sandwiches, hot soup, and breakfast every day. Head on over to Val’s Deli and let your taste buds revel in flavors of tradition and love.

Nestled in a little corner of the Crosswinds Mall at the intersection of Lone Pine and Orchard Lake in West Bloomfield, is Val’s Delicatessen, a wonderful, little, ‘old-style’ deli. Owner Val Izrailov shares, “We at Val’s Delicatessen are your local family Jewish family deli. We pride ourselves on having the traditional deli staple pieces with a mixture of different sorts of pasta, lamb chops, apricot chicken, and whitefish.”

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Val’s regulars meet for coffee, eggs, and bagels in the morning, a corned beef sandwich, salad, soup, or blintzes in the afternoon. For dinner, enjoy the sandwiches, salads, or soups; dine-in, or carry out full freshly made daily meal specials like stuffed cabbage (beef or turkey), salmon, half-roasted chicken, short ribs, and more. Carry out ‘any fish you wish,’ generous portions of lox, sable, kippered salmon, or white fish salad, served with a bagel, onion, cucumber, tomato, capers, and cream cheese.

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Soup for lunch? Val’s offers several varieties of chicken soup: Noodle or rice, chicken in a pot, matzo ball, kreplach, or mish mash. You can also get cabbage soup, mushroom barley, turkey chili, or the “soup of the day.” Don’t forget to order your soup with Val’s delicious hot deli rye or challah.

Prefer a traditional deli sandwich? Val’s has all your favorites, including a delicious “off the bone” turkey sandwich. Rather order a hot dog? Try the “Chicago Style” or the “Swanky Franky,” which is grilled and wrapped in bacon and cheese. How about a burger? Try the patty melt or sliders if you wish. If you’re into sides, check out the blintzes, knishes, kugel, or latkes. Val’s also features a full catering menu and a wonderful pastry counter with all your favorite old country sweets.

Give Val’s a try and see if it becomes your new favorite deli!

This article has been updated to include new information. The original article was authored by Mark Bello.