Deli offers variety, freshness

Restaurant profile

January 10, 2002|By Karen Nitkin | Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

The New World Deli serves an impressive assortment of sandwiches, salads and hot meals, mostly to people who work in nearby offices in Elkridge.

Owner Eun Kim knows her clients and has set her hours accordingly. The clean and sunny shop, on the ground floor of an office building in the Dorsey Business Center, is open only on weekdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Kim, who came to the United States from South Korea about 18 years ago, likes the hours and the steady stream of business, says her son, Peter Jung, a certified public accountant. Kim's English is shaky and she did not want to talk on the record.

Early customers can have bagels with butter or cream cheese, egg and cheese sandwiches, toast and jelly, or other hot choices. The New World Special is two egg whites with spinach, mushrooms and melted cheese, which sells for $2.75.

For lunch, there is the soup of the day for $1.90, as well as sandwiches, salads and subs. Several hot meals are offered as specials each day, but no Korean food is on the menu, Jung said.

Many of the salads and sandwiches are ideal for the health-conscious.

The house salad is a toss of vegetables and chicken, and several of the sandwiches are vegetarian, including a veggie melt, a spinach melt and a garden burger.

Plastic containers brimming with sliced fresh fruit sell for $2.75.

Sandwiches are available on a variety of breads, including white, whole wheat, rye, pumpernickel, sourdough roll, pita, croissant or bagel. All sandwiches are piled high with fresh meat, fresh vegetables or a combination.

Examples of the sandwich specials include the Virginian, which is made with Virginia baked ham, bacon, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and honey mustard and served on a croissant; and a New World, which stacks hot roast beef, ham, provolone and honey mustard on a toasted bagel.

The sandwiches are freshly prepared. The restaurant has several small tables placed near a large window, and it is the kind of place where customers can stop in to grab a quick cup of coffee, a bagel or a candy bar.

For Kim, who lives in Laurel and has been in the restaurant business for about 15 years, it is an ideal setup, says her son. Her customers probably think the New World Deli is ideal, too.

New World Deli

Where: 6810 Deer Path Road, No. 103; Elkridge; 410-796-4755.

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Prices: From 95 cents for a bagel with butter to $4.50 for specialty sandwiches.

Credit cards: Not accepted, but personal checks are OK.

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