Story and Photo By Karen Talbot
This special deli has earned its recognition as a popular dining “institution” in town. Lange’s is a 50-year success story; its casual atmosphere and very good food attracts diners from in and around Chappaqua. Be ready to talk about the latest issues confronting our town, too, if you’re an “issues oriented” citizen. Lange’s Deli is well known as a favorite hangout for hungry local political figures from current and former Town Board members…to President Bill Clinton.
The most popular offering for Breakfast is bacon, egg and cheese on a roll. For lunch, favorites include the Fresh turkey, Russian dressing and coleslaw on rye bread, or a chicken cutlet on a roll with bacon, mozzarella and roasted peppers. A standout dinner offering is Broasted Chicken, cooked in a pressure cooker, instead of being roasted–an interesting and tasty approach–which you can order in pieces with yummy sides: roasted or mashed potatoes, rice or vegetables. Even though Lange’s is closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas, they do lots of catering for the Holidays…Holiday cookies, fresh carved turkey, etc., a great option if you prefer not to cook a whole turkey with all of the trimmings.
382 King Street, Chappaqua
Karen Talbot is a Westchester-based personal shopper and restaurant reviewer. The love of cooking runs in her family! Karen’s son Alex and his wife Aki Kamozawa started a food blog “Ideas in Food” in early 2000, and they have just opened “Curiosity Donuts” in the Stockton Market in Stockton, New Jersey.