The original German term, rooted in the word "delicate", initially referred to the finest of plates. This can be somewhat surprising when you consider that most restaurants of this type serve short-order dishes that are nowhere near any country’s “traditional fine cuisine”. Instead, one will find simple and easily concocted dishes where Eastern European inspiration is often apparent, especially through the addition of pickles and coleslaw. They are also known for their tasty cured and smoked meats (such as world-renowned "Montreal Style Smoked Meat") and pastrami. Delicatessens enjoy undeniable popularity and everyone likes to enjoy their simple and tasty fare! Let alce.ca bring you those flavors, wherever you are!