Gene's Sausage Shop & Delicatessen


In March of 1972, two young immigrant brothers from a small farm village in Malopolskie, Poland, John and Gene Luszcz, opened a small neighborhood deli specializing in homemade smoked sausage and other Polish delicacies. Drawing upon their family’s sausage-making recipes and smoking techniques, John & Gene’s on West Roscoe Street, gained almost instant popularity and a loyal clientele catering to the largely Polish Chicago neighborhood anchored by St. Ladislaus church. For 8 successful years John and Gene personally served and greeted hungry customers providing a taste of “home” to the local community.

Danny's Deli & Catering

 People from as far away as Northbrook and Ingleside to Chicago and throughout the western suburbs are becoming regular customers. Stop in and see us and you'll know why...

Joe Boston's Italian Beef

For those who like their beef gravy super seasoned, the notes of herby oregano and the sweet afterglow of garlic will rock your palate. Most beefs we've tasted are cooked through and seem like they've been floating in gravy and sitting in steam tables for a month of Sundays. Boston's beef, on the other hand, has a pinkish cast, and is much closer to a good Sunday roast with various shades of doneness.

Manny's Cafeteria & Delicatessen

The menu is immense, but folks flock to Manny's for the corned beef sandwiches, arguably the best in town. The corned beef is shaved razor-thin and piled into a mountain between two slices of dark rye bread. The most favored accompaniment is a golden-brown potato pancake.

Panozzo's Italian Market

Panozzo’s Italian Market is a collaborative labor of love for owners Mike and Ellen Panozzo, Tony Gierczyk and John Asbaty. Operating a small, family Italian food market similar to the ones he grew up with in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood on the South Side had long been one of Mike’s dreams. Upon relocating from Oak Park to the vibrant, booming South Loop, Mike & Ellen immediately saw an opportunity to bring a classic Italian market their new neighborhood, a vision that was eagerly adopted by Tony and John. 

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine

 Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, a venture of Pastoral Enterprises, LLC, is a European-inspired neighborhood cheese, specialty food and wine shop offering the highest quality, cut-to-order domestic and international specialty cheeses, freshly baked breads, perfectly chosen accompaniments and small production wines, along with hand-crafted, cheese loving beers.
Stop in for a quick lunch or share a catering tray with friends, family or coworkers. Add chips, a cookie and drink to your favorite sandwich and make it a picnic--perfect for sunny days in Millennium Park, lakeside, an office lunch or for a train ride home. In summertime each of our stores has an outdoor café area in which to enjoy Pastoral alfresco (regrettably, no alcoholic beverage consumption allowed please).


Polka Sausage and Deli

Authentic Polish and Italian sausage and bratwurst are made in a small factory behind the deli. There's also ham, roast beef, turkey, corned beef, salami and homemade potato, macaroni and cole slaw salads. Buy it all by the pound or get a sandwich to go. A true neighborhood landmark, established in 1945.