Sliced just for you, each sandwich is freshly hand crafted to you specifications. Shapiro’s Delicatessen knows a thing about making sandwiches. Five generations of Shapiros have been preparing our delicious house-cooked meats and home-baked breads from the finest ingredients available. Thick or thin, regular or extra-lean, let us know how you like it! Your sandwich is cut hot and fresh when you order it. Choice of bread: Shapiro’s own hand-cut rye, Shapiro’s own wheat , Shapiro’s own sourdough, Shapiro’s own bagel, egg bun, onion roll, Kaiser roll, or croissant. Choice of toppers include mustard (yellow, spicy or hot dijon), mayo, ketchup, and a chopped liver schmear. Choice of cheese: American, Colby, Swiss, Provolone or Meunster. Choice of veg: Tomato, Onion and/or Lettuce. (some toppers are extra $, some are free)
Every Shapiro’s sandwich comes with a kosher garlic dill pickle spear because what’s a sandwich without one?
Corned Beef Sandwich
Our corned beef comes from Vienna Beef in Chicago and we are the only place in Indy to get it! The best of the best, we slow-cook it in-house to our own exacting standards and from our own 108+ year old family recipe. Piled high on our mouthwatering rye, served with your choice of mustard. Delish!
We take this traditional favorite to another gastronomical level! Our famous corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing all stacked on our house-baked rye and sizzled to perfection!
New York Reuben substitutes cole slaw for sauerkraut but is the same for all of the rest.
Our pastrami is custom cut for us, lightly smoked and sent from the pastrami masters of the Universe in Brooklyn, NY directly to Shapiro’s kitchen where we cook it ourselves. Where else can you get that? ONLY at Shapiro’s! Ours is lean and delicious and one-of-a-kind. Served on your choice of bread (but you should really try the rye), with your choice of mustard. You can ask for mayo but you may not get it.
It’s a slow process but we take beef round that has been salted, washed, cured for a few days then peppered, smoked, and dusted with a little sugar and paprika. If that “oh, wow that’s delicious” lip-smacking sound could be turned into words they’d definitely be: Shapiro’s Peppered Beef! Add a slice or two of your favorite cheese and you’ve got a sandwich you won’t soon forget.
Rare Roast Beef
Another fabulous sandwich in the beef category. Our rare roast beef is cooked to a beautiful pink tenderness for a moist treat on any bread. Top it off with your choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato or an onion slice for optional additions.
Chicken Salad Sandwich
We actually cook whole fresh, local chickens (never, ever frozen) for our homemade chicken salad. Named “best in America” by Gourmet Magazine because frankly, it is. Chicken, celery, grapes, pecans or walnuts (depending on the chef’s preferred nut of the day), mayo and our proprietary blend of herbs and seasonings. Try it on our freshly-baked wheat or a flaky croissant
Custom made for Shapiro's Delicatessen from the original Wilno recipe. They used to be a Kosher brand of salami and other meats that went the way of the big box buy-out. Look closely and you'll see the Shapiro logo on our salamis.
What more can we say? Chopped liver. If you like it, you will LOVE ours. We add schmaltz. If you don't know what schmaltz is, go for it because you won’t find it on many menus and you definitely won’t find better anywhere.
Smoked or oven roasted, this is actually a very big seller for Shapiro's! The Shapiro turkey sandwich has its own cult following.
Albacore Tuna Salad
Don't knock it until you've tried it. And Shapiro's is one of the only places that you can actually try it! Shapiro's has made this from a decades old recipe that Great Uncle Abe created.