Had lunch today at Shapiros Deli on Meridian St. in Indianapolis.
Chose a corned beef/pastrami combo sandwich on rye so I could try both meats, also had a side of chopped chicken liver and marinated mushrooms.
The corned beef was good, the better of the two meats.
I wondered if they cook their own meats here. I ask the question because I went to the take out area afterwards to browse and buy a sesame bagel. In the deli case they had two rows of corned beef, one made from brisket and one from the flat. I used to sell deli meats and this is the first instance that I've seen corned beef offered from multiple beef cuts. They also had lots of Vienna products in the case (retail packs).
Bagel was good, but seeing as I just had some Montreal bagels a week ago, no place in the US would have come close to making the level bagel that Montreal does.
Pickles and mushrooms were up to par as was the chicken liver (perhaps a tad too much onion). Rye bread had caraway seeds and was crusty (the way I like it).
Shapiro's Deli Cafeteria
808 S. Meridian St, Indianapolis
Also 918 S. Rangeline Road in Carmel
open from 6:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily