About Us

Today, Kaufman’s continues to be family owned and operated business under the leadership of co-owners Judy and Bette Dworkin – and are they Deli Foodies! These Dworkin women pride themselves on serving only the best.

Monday-Wednesday 8am-3pm  Thursday-Sunday 8am-4pm 

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The salads, dinners, sides and soups are made in house.  There are always seasonal items on both the deli counter and in the bakery – whether its Cranberry Applesauce or Pumpkin Blintzes or a melt-in-your-mouth Crepe Cake – the chefs and pastry masters are always encouraged to experiment!  Don’t forget to ask for a sample – it’s our pleasure.




The staff hails from all over the world; at any given time you can hear English, Spanish, Hebrew, Yiddish, Assyrian, Arabic, Russian, French or German spoken in the store.  The goal is to give you an outstanding food experience and make you feel at home.  And don’t forget to check out the products on the shelves throughout the store – there are new and different items all the time.

Whether you’re looking for a nosh, a meal, dessert, a gift, a get-together or a large event – you’ve got it at Kaufman’s!



Chosen as one of the top 10 bakeries in the country by USA Today, Kaufman’s has received awards from North Shore Magazine, Restaurant News; made the pages of Saveur Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Time-Out Chicago, Make It Better and The Chicago Tribune to name a few, along with a Zagat rating.