One of New Jersey’s most famous delis, the Millburn Deli, has opened its doors in Montclair. After opening in Morristown during the summer of 2020, its expansion has spread further into Essex County, specifically Montclair, this fall. Read on to learn what we know about the Millburn Deli in Montclair at 256 Park Street.
^ The new Montclair location
The Millburn Deli has taken over a new space in the Watchung downtown area. After the closing of the beloved Watchung Deli during the pandemic, locals are looking forward to having another go-to in the area for a sandwich fix. The Watchung Deli had been open since 1926 and served greater Montclair families for generations.
The History of the Millburn Deli
The Millburn Deli opened in 1946 on Millburn Avenue. It has since grown in popularity and size but has continued to serve the same original sandwiches for decades. Frequently ranked as one of the best delis in a state well-known for its delis, the Millburn Delis expansion will make diving into the delicious food even easier for our community.
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The Millburn Deli is best known for its Sloppy Joe sandwiches, a New Jersey staple. The sandwich consists of three pieces of rye bread, deli meat of choice, Swiss, coleslaw, and Russian dressing. It’s messy, delectable, and is best done by a true New Jersey deli.
Its other popular items include The Gobbler – which is literally Thanksgiving dinner between two pieces of rye bread — and The Godfadda with chicken cutlet, bacon, mozzarella, and Russian dressing on a pressed sub roll. Patrons can’t go wrong with any of the large, freshly made sandwiches.
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The Millburn Deli also offers gluten-free bread and vegetarian sandwich options like the Three’s Company featuring fontina, cheddar, asiago, roasted garlic tomato, and homemade pesto aioli (also available jarred to take home) on pressed white bread.
Alongside your sandwich, make sure to try the deli’s homemade iced tea. It’s offered in sweetened and unsweetened flavors and is the most refreshing way to wash down your meal.
No good deli is complete without a solid pickle and, included with their sandwiches comes one pickle chip. While we appreciate the gesture, you cannot let that be the only pickle in your order. Ask for an entire side of pickles for a salty, juicy side to perfectly balance out your sandwich of choice.
The Millburn location is officially open and is also on Uber Eats and DoorDash. Millburn Deli also offers curbside pick-up. Catering options are also available.