Huge, filling portions for their deli sandwiches! I always get the David's CJF and love their sable.
Prices aren't cheap, but Kaufman bagels are a tradition for my family any time we're passing through Skokie. The flavored cream cheeses and whitefish salad make for excellent toppings.
Also nice to have some NY favorites, though the rugelach and black & whites aren't something to write home about and I prefer the bakery goods from NY Bagel & Bialy.
Service was absolutely packed on a Saturday afternoon and the ordering process can mean even more of a wait. Forget anything about social distancing because there was barely room for the deli line without pouring outside. Navigating through the aisles for other products can also be tricky with so many people waiting around, and the same for getting through the bakery area.
Though COVID has certainly had an impact on the service industry, I've known some of the employees in the past to be rushed and stressed before that was a worry, and service is more strained now. Everyone was nice, but it was hectic and the deli could do well to hire a few more hands; the prices could warrant it.