WESTFIELD, NJ — Duke’s Deli, a shop with a long history in Westfield, is set to reopen at the beginning of September under new owners Asad and Sofia Hussain.
The original Duke’s Deli was a Westfield staple, known for its sub sandwiches. That restaurant closed more than 10 years ago and has since been both a pasta bar and a bakery. Duke’s was resurrected in the same spot, 339 South Avenue West, by former Duke’s employee Dominic DeStefanis last September.
Duke’s is currently closed for renovations as the Hussains prepare to reopen as Duke’s Deli & Convenience.
“So far the neighborhood and the townspeople have been so supportive,” said Asad Hussain.
He said their new menu will include sandwiches, fresh salads and hot homemade international foods, including chicken biryani, falafel, empanadas and fried fish to eat in, take out or have delivered. Ice cream (both hard and soft serve) and slushies will be available, too.
In addition, customers will be able to pick up convenience items including lottery tickets, tobacco and basic groceries.
The store’s hours will be 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., he said.
Duke’s is located across the street from the Westfield train station, and the couple plans to cater to commuters with quick breakfast sandwiches and coffee in the morning and meals and groceries to take home in the evenings. When they first open, they plan to give away a free cup of coffee with every breakfast sandwich sold.
By offering great food, great service and great value, the Hussains hope to make Duke’s a Westfield staple once again, where everyone brings their families and all feel welcome.