Pastrami is the bacon of deli meats—a succulent, salty guilty pleasure that’s rarely described as lean. Max’s must have a surgeon working in the kitchen because we’ve never seen pastrami this svelte and tender. And the juice from the warm meat soaks into the chewy rye bread.
$11.95. 191 Skokie Valley Rd., Highland Park, 847-831-0600, maxs-deli.com