MacLevin's Deli, in Jacksonville, Oregon is known for its unique take on what is typically considered fast, albeit healthy, fare. In fact, they pride themselves on being slow.
To the MacLevins, slow means your food was prepared fresh, with the best local ingredients, and to the MacLevin's own strict standards.
You will find no preservatives or food colorings in this quaint and bustling little deli. In fact, the MacLevins don't use any ingredients they haven't prepared firsthand, including corning their own beef and hot smoking their signature pastrami. Their Rueban, Rachel, and Raphael sandwiches are so good, they were praised in Sunset Magazine.
Check out the MacLevin's Ten Commandments of Food:
- We do not serve genetically modified foods
- We serve organic
- We use cage-free eggs
- We serve free-range/grass-fed/USDA organic beef
- We serve free-range/grass-fed/USDA organic Bison
- We hot smoke our pastrami and brine our corn beef
- We bake our own bread
- We serve gluten-free
- We are very vegan- and vegetarian-friendly
- We only use pure canola or olive oil
MacLevin's prides themselves on serving nutritious food that is, as much as possible, organic. They use no GMO products, no additives, and no nitrates. Their free-range, organic beef comes from Plaisance Ranch, in Williams, Oregon. It is always hot-smoked, never irradiated.
Try their home-made organic saurkraut and kosher dills with your sandwich. Enjoy a latke or knish, or perhaps some chili or a BLT. If meat-free is your thing, check out their organic, hemp patties and sausages made by Chez Gourmet, in Portland, Oregon. Then, if you've still got the room, finish with a creamy blintz or simply take home a jar of their famous jam.
Whatever you order, it comes with a side of conversation. At MacLevin's you will enter a stranger and quickly feel like an old friend.
MacLevin's Deli is located at 150 W. California St., Jacksonville, Oregon