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BlackForest Deli & Catering

745 7th Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18018-3619
+1 610-865-3036
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“borscht” (17 reviews)
“schnitzel” (4 reviews)
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Russian, Eastern European, European, Ukrainian, Deli, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
745 7th Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18018-3619
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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Authentic, fresh, delicious, unique are just a few adjectives to describe the Black Forest Deli. Vica and Mama make all their food with love and passion. Wraps, sandwiches, salads, soups, and let's not forget their authentic Russian/Ukrainian selections. Pierogies the best in the valley. They...More

Thank LKiss59
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Passion and love is evident in every meal. Pierogies, blinis, stroganoff and schnitzel are just a few of the fabulous dishes we sampled. The borscht makes you feel energized. Everything is fresh and very well prepared.

Thank Portadebella
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We have been going to BFD for years. Everything we have eaten there has been fresh and delicious. They are known for their fabulous and authentic Ukrainian foods. And while we enjoy being able to pick up lunch foods there, our we LOVE going to...More

Thank Donna18018
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

If you don't follow me on Instagram you wouldn't know that I LOVE food. I've been to many places in the Lehigh Valley but Black Forest Deli (BFD) holds a place in my heart not just because of the wonderful food, but the people who...More

Thank Ted C
Reviewed 23 March 2016

From the second you enter, the smell of the home made soups and hulupkies wafting through the air is delightful. There is not a think on the menu that isn't excellent. Always fresh, always amazing. I would recommend this place to anyone traveling through the...More

Thank Gladys W
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This is my favorite lunch spot!! The menu is a surprising combination of deli sandwiches, salads, and amazing Russian favorites. Everything is fresh and homemade. Portions are large and delicious! Add the warmth and hospitality of Vica and "Mama," and you feel as though you...More

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 19 March 2016

I have used BlackForest Deli for multiple events, including both of my sons baptism. The food is fresh and absolutely delicious. The owner Vica is the most wonderful person to work with. She helps create the right menu for the occasion and price range. Everyone...More

Thank nicole18018
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Don't let the "Deli" part fool you. You're not going to come here to pick up cold cuts or grab an everyday sub sandwich. This daughter/mother team cooks up the most incredible homemade food every day. Their pierogies are famous, and constantly win recognition as...More

Thank tj88keys
Reviewed 17 March 2016

The BlackForest Deli is a wonderfully unique eat-in deli. I've never walked out the door less than fully happy and satisfied. The food is fresh and delicious, and the service is warm and efficient. It's more like eating at a friend's kitchen table than in...More

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I love BFD. when I lived in the valley I would frequent BFD. Now that I live 2 hours away I stop in whenever I can and I frequently have my family bring to me when they visit. The borsch is to die for, the...More

Thank Jason Y
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 745 7th Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18018-3619
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: +1 610-865-3036
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