About Us

Pumpernickles is all About Family, Fun & Great Food



Pumpernickles seats 100 and the dining room is open weekdays Tuesday through Friday from 10:00am until 2:30pm.  On weekends, Pumpernickles is open from 8:00am to 2:30pm and it’s the place to be with lots of menu options and breakfast served all day. Pumpernickles Catering can prepare Event Trays for your parties and cater Corporate Events. Check out our Catering page to see our menu and services. At Pumpernickles, Shiva Trays are one of our specialties. We take great care to be sensitive and make the ordering, delivery, and set up process very simple. You can learn more about our Shiva trays on our Shiva page.

Meet The Owner

Harlan Deli

Harlan Levin has been the owner of Pumpernickles Deli since April 2012. Prior to Pumpernickles, Harlan worked at two other delis in Creve Coeur, including Shanker’s Deli on Ballas Road and Louie’s Deli (aka Shermie’s Deli). Pumpernickles is a family affair. Harlan and his two sons, Bryan and Richard, keep the restaurant and deli hopping 6 days a week. Harlan sees his deli as a meeting place where family, friends, & business associates can eat, meet and kibitz. At Pumpernickles, everyone is family. See our Restaurant Menu here.

The Food

Sandwich Pastrami NY Size

Pumpernickles has a very large selection of delicious smoked fishes, it’s award winning Pastrami & other fresh meats, and amazing cheeses. We also make our own famous half sour pickles, knishes, braided challahs, and a selection of baked desserts. Harlan recently increased the portions of meat on the sandwiches by over 30-percent and the food is simply off the charts! Also, since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we serve it all day. We offer a Jewish Kosher Style soul food experience.


Voted 2017 Favorite Restaurant by Creve Coeur.

Noted as one of The 7 Best Delis in St. Louis by The Riverfront Times 2013 article.

 Pumpernickles was voted the Best Pastrami in St. Louis in 2012, by the Riverfront Times. …we get a hankering for some Jewish soul food. So we drive out to Creve Coeur, more specifically to Pumpernickles Delicatessen, where the pastrami is brined and then seasoned with just the right amount of garlic and pepper…“Mmmmm-mmm!” he said, smacking his lips…”We’re definitely coming back.”


See what our Customers say…

Facebook Review


***** K.L. says, “Love it! Recently discovered this place and will definitely be a regular customer! Very friendly people a delicious food!”

***** J.L says, “What a great Deli, awesome food and great service. I am glad we finally have a place to go in the St. Louis area like this. I defiantly will tell all my friends to come and eat here and buy all there Deli needs. I have to give this place a A+++++”

TripAdvisor Review

Read reviews on tripadvisor

***** DL63301 says, “What a great experience my family had when we had lunch here. …We got to meet the owners, who treated us just like an old friend. I give this place a 5…”