Washington Metro – Real Jewish Delis 3

Washington Metro tends to blend into Baltimore Maryland’s Metro area. The actual District of Columbia (D.C.) is a very small area. Most of Washington DC Metro is in either Virginia or Maryland. So, many states are close together in this part of the Atlantic seaboard, that it’s not unusual for your long day trip to include several states! Depending on which direction you choose, you could go Virginia and West Virginia and western Pennsylvania; Virginia and North Carolina; Virginia and Tennessee; Virginia and Maryland, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware; Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Whew!

Certainly, there’s lots to do in Baltimore, and seeing the harbor, about which Francis Scott Key wrote the “Star-Spangled Banner”, America’s national anthem, is awe inspiring.

So, if you are heading north from Washington, DC, and heading for Baltimore, then stop at a real kosher deli, still in family hands, since its establishment in the early ’50s.

It’s Edmart on Reisterstown Road in Pikesville, a northern section of the ring-road which surrounds Baltimore.

This, and 2 others nearby, are as close to an authentic Jewish kosher deli as you are going to get in these 2 cities. Shalom Deli is one. See Max’s Restaurant and Shalom Deli. And, the other, Attman’s, I’ll write about soon.

It’s important for orthodox Jews and orthodox Muslims to be able to get kosher or halal food when they come to the nation’s capital and are being shown the sites, so this is another reason why finding these establishments is SO important for this group of travelers.

Apart from that, the care of kosher food is so important and the food is tasty!

Edmart has excellent quality kosher meats, imported from New York: corned beef, tongue, pastrami, whitefish, sable, etc. And, they will sell you slices of decent rye bread if you don’t happen to need a whole loaf. Their sandwiches are legendary.

And, their brisket is still roasted daily, using the same special recipe the family-founder, Marty Lev, created when he opened the store in 1958.

Edmart gets rave reviews for more than their sandwiches. Try their turkey knish and chopped liver, it’s just like Grandma used to make! The potato knish is another great choice; get one and have them heat it, and then put brown mustard on it.

Out of respect, and also to use as a bench-mark when you patronize only “Jewish-style delis”, get any sauces on the side so you can really taste the meat plain. Before you add any sauce yourself, you will always know what its “supposed” to taste like in the future!

The portions are smaller than in NY kosher delis, but Edmart is also cheaper; the service is great and friendly. Parking is free at the back of the place so circle through to hopefully find a spot.

It’s wheelchair accessible; good for kids and does deliver — find out the charges, and the time you need to have ordered ahead of time.

Edmart Kosher Deli
1427 Reisterstown Rd
Pikesville, MD 21208
(410) 486-5558

Notice: Edmart is NOT closed on the Sabbath, like the other fully Kosher delis and restaurants are.
Mon-Sat 9 am – 5 pm
Sun 9 am – 3 pm
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Price Range: moderate
Delivery: Yes
Take-out: Yes
Waiter Service: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Good For: Lunch
Alcohol: None served.


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