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Denver's five best non-Jewish delis

Delis are the ideal spot for a quick lunch: An efficient crew assembles sandwiches, salads and sides for those who have only a few minutes to grab a meal, wrapping everything in butcher paper or plastic and handing over a portable package. But while Denver delis are usually quick, they're rarely good; the town has a particular shortage of great Jewish delis. A few specialty-delis rise above the rest, though, and these are the ones worth visiting not just when you need your food pronto, but when you have an entire afternoon to kill.

Here, in no particular order, are the city's five best non-Jewish delis.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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