Krell’s East Coast Delicatessen has brought a unique gem to central Oklahoma’s food scene. It’s not just an ordinary sandwich shop, but a place that offers big, fresh flavors that pay tribute to beloved east coast delis. You can enjoy house-cured corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, house-smoked fish and matzo ball soup, along with delicious sides like bread and butter pickles and potato salad.

Krell’s specializes in crafting delicious deli dishes. Yet Jonathan Krell, the owner and namesake – who is also the executive chef of Patrono in OKC – says it’s “not just a European deli, or Italian deli or Jewish deli. Now, it’s kind of like a blanket. So I can infuse all those things.”

Start your morning with house-smoked lox and schmear, or whitefish and capers on an everything bagel. For lunch, try the kippered salmon plate or a corned beef special with coleslaw and Swiss cheese, served on freshly made marble rye.

Coming from Philadelphia’s Center City neighborhood, Krell brings his childhood memories of Jewish-style dishes and Seder dinners, but also other deli favorites to the menu. Most everything is made in-house. But, he says, “no skinny pork chops and no wimpy sandwiches” will ever be found here. Portions are hearty and flavors are bold.

The star of the menu is the Philly sandwich, loaded with shaved ribeye, caramelized onions and your choice of cheese, all served atop an Amorosos Roll. This Italian roll and the Cooper sharp cheese that the staff recommends are all brought in from Philly – giving you an authentic taste of a classic.

Save room for the desserts that are just as impressive. Krell’s and Patrono share a pastry chef who creates a variety of homemade treats.
The cheesecake, Hamantashen (triangle-shaped pastries filled with fruit), and the noodle kugel (similar to a bread pudding made with noodles) are just a few of the dishes that will make you wish you had saved more room.

Krell’s East Coast Delicatessen is an enjoyable destination for all. The food and friendly staff will make sure your experience here is one to remember.

2121 S. Yukon Parkway, Ste. 150, Yukon;; photo courtesy Krell’s

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