People end up on my blog for funny reasons. Someone landed here today because they Googled “Who has the best corned beef in Oakland County.” Well, I don’t remember ever writing much about corned beef here before, but the question is a good one. And, fortunately for that reader, I have the answer!
I would love to find a better corned beef sandwich than I enjoy at the Bread Basket Deli in Oak Park, but I am not sure that it exists, except maybe in heaven. Really, their corned beef is sublime, and so is the crusty rye bread they serve it up on. I don’t think I’ve often strayed beyond the #17 1/2 which comes with Russian dressing, swiss cheese and coleslaw. The sandwiches are huge–enough for two meals. There is always a line, so plan on a wait. The atmosphere is pure, authentic diner with no pretenses of being anything else.
I have to tell you a funny story about the Bread Basket. I was a long time vegetarian. For something like 15 years. But when I got pregnant I had gestational diabetes so I needed to eat more protein for the baby. Soon after learning about the diabetes we jumped in the car and headed to the Bread Basket. My nephew was in shock. He had never seen me eat meat. He ran home and told my mother, “Aunt Maureen ATE CORNED BEEF.” What a fine way to come back over to the land of the carnivores. Now I can’t imagine giving up the chance to have a meal at the Bread Basket.
If you have a favorite corned beef place in Oakland County, let me know about it. I would like to see how it stacks up. If I think it’s better, your next meal there is on me.
Bread Basket Deli
26052 Greenfield Rd
Oak Park, MI 48237-1050View Map
[tags]bread basket deli, dining out in Metro Detroit[/tags]