Welcome to the official site of Teresa's Deli

Serving Erie the best homemade foods and Italian goods since 1949

04 February 2014 ~ Comments Off

Thank you again!

Thank you again Erie for voting us “Best Caterer” for the 4th year in a row.  As we stated the previous years we will continue to offer you the very best in ”made from scratch” homemade foods at Erie’s most competitive prices.  Keep an eye on our facebook page for specials, coupons, and free giveaways.

08 November 2013 ~ Comments Off

We missed you!

In the midst of our redecorating project in April our site was hacked.  It took us a while to get everything put back together but we are getting there.  We are diligently working on our upfit and repairs.  Please excuse the mess but we are hoping to be fully operational for the new year.  Thanks for your patience.

02 April 2013 ~ Comments Off

Catering For First Holy Communions

They say with age comes wisdom.  Remember the last time you were at the grocery store accompanied by your shirt tugging 7 year old,  leg hugging 3 year old, and infant baby in your arms.  The blend of all of the crying, yelling, and fussing combine into a melodic buzz that only you, as a mother, can train your ears to hear without listening.  You have developed the skill to rattle off mindless commands like a maching gun without even having to think.  “Timmy, don’t touch that.”  “Sara put that back.”  You slip for a minute and succomb to reason.  “Love those?  You’ve never even had them bef….”  Then you catch yourself.  “OK honey, we’ll get those next time.”  In the midst of the controlled chaos an elderly woman then approaches seemingly out of nowhere and says, “They grow up so fast don’t they?”  You initially think to yourself, “Lady, at this point I’ll be GLAD if that’s true!”  After the commotion subsides though the truth of that statement rings true and you realize that special occasions in life are fleeting moments that do come and go way too fast.  Don’t fret though we’re here to help!  Do a little less stressing and a little more partying.  Let our family take care of yours.  If you don’t want to deal with all of the grocery shopping, cooking, and dishwashing that accompanies preparing food for your guests give us a call.  It’s homemade, inexpensive, and most importantly stress free so you can have one less thing to worry about.  Call Matthew at our East Side (459-1145) or Nicole at our West Side (864-5322) if you have any questions about our services.

08 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Welcome to the New Year!!

Wishing everyone a great start to their new year.  Time to power through the cold and snow.  We’ve got the goods to keep you warm.  Hoodies, hot homemade soups, hot subs off of the grill or just some old fashioned, hearty meatballs and sauce will help aid you through the three months that lead into spring.  Stop by and see us.

02 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Order Christmas Gift Baskets

We put a lot of thought into these by keeping them authentically Italian but practical at the same time. We understand that the tastebud has evolved and didn’t want to fill them with items that will just find their way to the trash can.

Each basket will cost $50 and consists of the following items:
Imported Zoe Olive Oil
Imported Fini Balsamic Vinegar
Chicago Everything Flavored Flatbread Crackers
1/2 Lb. San Danielle Imported Sweet Sopressata (Salami)
1 Lb. Imported Park Sharp Provolone
La Florentine Assorted Torrone (Candy)
Cosmo Marinated Artichoke Hearts
Mancini Roasted Red Peppers
Flat Anchovies in Olive Oil

Due to it being a holiday item we have limited supply so make sure you place your order early. We are accepting orders now and have already sold about 20% of our inventory. We will prepare them 24 hours in advance of your pickup date.

24 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Voted “Erie’s Best Caterer” for a third straight year!

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the residents of Erie and the surrounding areas for voting us “Erie’s Best Caterer” in the Erie Daily Times for the third consecutive year. In a corporate world we couldn’t be happier to serve such a great city that still supports the “little guy” and takes care of its own. We are driven and look forward to uphold this standard and continue to provide low cost, high quality homemade products to a city that has treated us so well for so many years! Thank you again.

11 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

FREE Baked Goods?! Kind of.

Through the months of October and November we are cutting our bakers loose. TWO MONTHS OF FREE SAMPLES! We will be trying new recipes and putting out free samples for customers to try. If the feedback is positive, look for them to hit the menus in the new year. Some of the new products to look for:
Cheesecake Tarts
Chocolate Chip Brownies
S’mores Cookies
Chocolate Chip Toffee Crunch
We will let you know on facebook daily what samples will be at each store. Remember there are NO PRESERVATIVES in our baked goods. They are made only from ingredients that you would find in your own kitchen. Fresh baked truly is fresh baked here.

04 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Chew On It

By ANDREW KOCHIRKA GoErie.com staff blogger
Food has been an integral part of Andrew’s life from a young age; from cooking with his mother and grandmother to creating recipes in his own kitchen. Now he scours the area’s non-chain restaurant scene to find the best of the best of local food from chicken wings to French cuisine.   Read more about this blog.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to “like” Chew On It: Beard vs. Food on Facebook and follow him on Twitter!

Since the late 1940s, Teresa’s Italian Deli began serving fresh baked bread, cookies, groceries, cold cuts, and cheeses to the Erie community. Two generations later, Teresa’s has two locations, both pumping out great subs, salads, soups, and baked goods. Amanda and I made our way to 810 East 38th Street last night for dinner. Making a choice on what to order can be difficult with sixteen different subs to choose from. The sandwiches come in three sizes: small (10″), medium (14″), or large (18″). We decided to try three small subs to get a variety from the menu. Amanda got a Buffalo Chicken Tender Sub and I got a simple Meatball Sub as well as a Steak Tip Sub.

Our food arrived from the kitchen fairly quickly, but keep in mind that everything is made fresh and in-house so it could take some time if they’re busy. First, all of the sandwiches were served on fresh baked rolls. Outside they were toasted and crunchy, but were still light and fluffy inside. The Meatball Sub was stuffed with large homemade meatballs that had a delicious straight-out-of-grandma’s-kitchen taste, Teresa’s own sauce, and melted mozzarella. The meatballs had a great consistency and held together perfectly with each bite. The cheese added another layer of flavor and texture to the rich sauce. It was a simple sub, but was perfectly done as it has been for years.

The sub I’ve ordered most from Teresa’s is the Chicken Tender Sub, which is a sub made of chicken tenders tossed in your choice of wing sauce and topped with lettuce and tomato. Amanda chose buffalo sauce, which was awesome. I’ve always ordered mine with a side of their home made bleu cheese dressing so I took the opportunity to introduce Amanda to it as well. The dressing was so good that I could eat it on just about anything, or with just a fork if necessary. The chicken was crispy and piping hot. The cool and crisp veggies added just the right amount of contrast to the chicken. The buffalo sauce was tangy and spicy and paired perfectly with the bleu cheese. This flavor combination is easily my all-time favorite, it’s a classic and unbelievably delicious.

Finally was the Steak Tip Sub. The fresh bread was loaded with large chunks of grilled sirloin, a pile of sautéed onions, peppers, mushrooms and topped with provolone cheese. The steak was tender and fantastically seasoned. The onions and peppers were caramelized and brought a level of sweetness to the rest of the sandwich. I even put some of the bleu cheese dressing on it and it was just as awesome as the chicken tenders. The mushrooms were canned which was a little disappointing, especially because they were paired with the fresh cut beef and crisp onions, and peppers, but it was great all the same.

Everything on Teresa’s menu is wonderful. From the subs to the soups to the salads to the cookies and brownies, you can’t go wrong. A big thanks to everyone at Teresa’s who helped give us a great meal.

Keep sending me your recommendations for sandwich stops to akochirka@goerie.com or to the Beard Vs. Food Facebook.  Remember to come back and vote as well.

Also, 11 burgers from local restaurants are currently in competition to be chosen as the official burger of the Perry 200 celebration. Click here to see the entries. Cast your votes for your favorite entries and the two with the most votes will then be judged by a panel of experts who will determine the winner. Voting ends Friday, October 19.

Until next time,

Andrew — Beard vs. Food


24 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Voted Erie’s Best Caterer Two Years in a Row

2010 and 2011 Best Caterer
In the annual reader’s poll conducted by the Erie Daily Times, Erie residents have voted us back to back winners in the category of “Erie’s Best Caterer”.  Thank you for voting us as Erie’s #1 caterer two years in a row.

01 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

2010 Erie’s Choice Award Winner

Erie’s Choice 2010 Award Winner

Based on a readers’ poll conducted by the Erie Times-News, Teresa’s Italian Deli took home the award as Erie’s top CATERER / BANQUET FACILITY.

Here is the list of other Erie’s Choice Award Winners.

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