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Slice of Life 4120 West Dempster (Bet. Kedvale Ave. & Karlov Ave.) Skokie, IL 60076

4120 West Dempster
(Bet. Kedvale Ave. & Karlov Ave.)
Skokie, IL 60076

(847) 674-2021








GREAT BEGINNINGS
FOCACCIA crispy baked flatbread topped with olive oil, garlic, herbs and parmesan
VEGETABLES TEMPURA a mound of batter- dipped vegetables served with sweet and sour and Dijon mayonnaise sauces 
NACHOS DELUXE tortilla chips smothered with melted cheddar, refried beans, shredded salsa, guacamole and sour cream, with taco “meat”
MIDDLE EASTERN PLATTER humus, babaghanouj, Israeli salad, tehina, falafel and pita
SALMON TERIYAKI KABOBS fresh salmon chunks marinated in teriyaki sauce and grilled

SOUPS AND SIDES
VEGETARIAN CHILI
MINESTRONE

MORE THAN THE GARDEN VARIETY
PORTABELLO CAESAR SALAD with grilled, balsamic-marinated portabello mushrooms
CRAISIN WALNUT fresh spinach, craisins, walnuts and feta cheese, tossed in a raspberry vinaigrette
ITALIANO sun-dried tomatoes, roasted bell peppers, grilled portabello mushrooms, feta and fresh spinach tossed in Balsamic vinaigrette
AVOCADO MANDARIN SALAD crunchy toasted pecans, mandarin orange and slices of creamy avocado, tossed with mixed greens and Italian dressing
WEST COAST feta, albacore tuna, black olives, tomatoes, hard-boiled egg, avocado, red onion, red potato and croutons over fresh spinach with an herb vinaigrette
SPINACH CITRUS fresh spinach, mandarin oranges, mushrooms, red onions and slivered almonds in a tangy wine vinaigrette
CALIFORNIA GREENS mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, zucchini and avocado, topped with cheddar cheese, raisins, grated carrots, and sunflower seeds
TACO SALAD a crisp tortilla shell, filled with mock taco “meat” and shredded lettuce, piled high with sour cream, guacamole, cheddar and diced tomatoes
RAINBOW mixed greens, avocado, bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, carrots, red cabbage and shredded mozzarella

PASTAS, ETC.
PORTABELLO PASTA fettuccine tossed with portabello, fresh spinach, onions and sun-dried tomatoes, in balsamic, olive oil, fresh basil and garlic
TRI-COLOR CHEESE TORTELLINI in marinara, tomato cream, pesto or Alfredo sauce
POTATO GNOCCHI in marinara, tomato cream, pesto or Alfredo sauce
PENNE ALLA VODKA in a creamy tomato vodka sauce
BOWTIE SALMON PRIMAVERA salmon and garden vegetables tossed in fresh basil, garlic and olive oil
SPINACH RAVIOLI homemade spinach ravioli stuffed with a blend of cheese and spinach and topped with Alfredo, tomato cream or marinara sauce
LINGUINE CON SALMONE fresh salmon saute´ed in Alfredo, tomato cream, or aglio y olio sauce
BOWTIE PRIMAVERA fresh vegetables tossed in your choice of marinara, tomato cream, pesto or Alfredo sauce
FETTUCCINE ALFREDO fettuccine enrobed in a rich sauce of butter, grated Parmesan and cream
SPAGHETTI “BOLOGNESE” our own vegetarian “meat” sauce
SPINACH LASAGNA a savory blend of ricotta, mozzarella, spinach and herbs layered between lasagna and tomato sauce
SEITAN MARSALA tender pieces of seitan, marinated in a robust Marsala wine and portabello mushroom sauce
SWEET AND SOUR MOCK “CHICKEN” slender pieces of seitan tossed with pineapple and vegetables in a sweet and sour sauce, served over rice
STIR- FRY VEGETABLES in a fresh ginger and soy sauce, served over brown rice with tofu
EGGPLANT PARMESAN lightly breaded eggplant baked with marinara and mozzarella 

FRESH FROM THE WATERS
CHAR-GRILLED SALMON a generous fillet, cooked just the way you like it
CHAR-GRILLED TUNA STEAK a meaty fillet of fresh tuna
LEMON GARLIC TILAPIA baked to perfection in lemon juice, butter and garlic
DIJON-CRUSTED SALMON baked with a tantalizing coating of delectable seasonings
STIR FRY TUNA julienne vegetables and fresh grilled tuna chunks stir-fried in a fresh ginger and soy sauce, served over rice
TILAPIA PARMESAN broiled, with a creamy and flavorful parmesan coating
SALMON TERIYAKI grilled and topped with a teriyaki and portabello mushroom sauce
HERB-CRUSTED WHITEFISH breaded and lightly fried
TUNA MARSALA char-grilled, with a robust Marsala wine and portabello mushroom sauce

SANDWICHES & WRAPS
PORTABELLO MUSHROOM SANDWICH- portabello mushrooms and onions marinated in balsamic and BBQ honey mustard, on French bread spread with pesto, and topped with feta
“GYROS”- seitan strips, bell peppers, mushrooms and red onions, marinated in balsamic vinegar, saute´ed with garlic and olive oil and served over pita with cucumber dill sauce
CHAR-GRILLED SALMON BURGER prepared with a zesty blend of herbs and spices
BLACKENED SALMON SANDWICH on a toasted French baguette, with lettuce, tomato and a mild horseradish-mustard sauce
DOUBLE-DECKER GRILLED CHEESE with tomato and Muenster cheese on whole wheat bread
SALMON PATTY fresh ground salmon topped with sautéed onions
A.L.T. CLUB a triple decker featuring Avocado, Lettuce, sliced Tomato, Muenster, and mayonnaise on whole wheat toast
VEGGIE BURGER plump and “beefy,” served with lettuce and tomato
HERB-CRUSTED WHITEFISH SANDWICH breaded and lightly fried, on French bread
TUNA SALAD WRAP lettuce, tomatoes and mayo in a spinach tortilla
VEGGIE WRAP lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, peppers, cucumber dill spread and Muenster in a sun-dried tomato tortilla
SALMON CAESAR SALAD WRAP in a white flour tortilla
Quesadillas Homemade giant flour tortilla stuffed with cheese and various fillings. Served with guacamole and salsa. Fried or baked.
SALMON fresh salmon, onions and herbs
SPINACH, portabello, sun-dried tomato and onions
CON “POLLO” mock “chicken,” peppers, onions and mushrooms

GOURMET THIN CRUST PIZZAS
Made with homemade dough prepared daily, topped with our homemade tomato sauces and a blend of mozzarella and Muenster
CHEESE VEGETARIAN
mushroom, onion, green pepper
MARGHERITA
fresh basil, sliced fresh tomato
BRUSCHETT A
Extra thin, with pesto & chopped tomato
MEXICAN
refried beans, cheddar, peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, jalapeno 
POMODORO chunky tomato sauce, herbs 
PESTO
sun-dried tomato, mushrooms, feta 
GREEK
spinach, black olives, red onions, oregano, feta 
WHITE Alfredo sauce, bell peppers, roasted garlic 
CHEESELESS GRILLED VEGGIE Each additional ingredient 
Deep Dish Please allow 30-40 minutes for our award-winning pan pizza.
VEGETARIAN
Spinach, mushroom, onion, anchovy double crust whole wheat, mushroom onion, green pepper, pineapple spinach garlic, jalapeno, mock meat, tomato, black olive, green olive, eggplant

CALZONES
Made with homemade dough and marinara sauce, and a blend of mozzarella and muenster. Served with house salad or soup. Additional ingredient
CHEESE
CHAR-GRILLED VEGGIE
SPINACH mushroom and onion
PORTABELLO, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, onions
FOUR CHEESE herbed ricotta, mozzarella, Muenster, parmesan

information about Slice of Life
RABBINICAL SUPERVISION
Chicago Rabbinical Council

Hours
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm / 3:00 pm
Sat 1/2 hr. after Shabbat - 12:30 am

Cuisine: Eclectic Dairy- Italian/ Vegetarian/ Mexican
Avg. Check: $10 - $22
Attire: Casual

Succah On Succot: Yes
Nine Days Menu: Yes
Open for Pesach: No

TAKE-OUT / FULL SERVICE BAR LUNCH & DINNER SPECIALS ON & OFF-PREMISE CATERING / PRIVATE PARTY ROOM PARKING LOT / HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

RESERVATIONS Recommended
CREDIT CARDS All major credit cards, Corporate & Personal Accounts Welcomed


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ABOUT Slice of Life

Walking into Slice of Life is a delight to all your senses- from the beautiful hand-painted walls, matching upholstery and exposed copper ducts, to the tantalizing aromas of savory dishes being prepared in the kitchen. Offering a wide range of temptations for the past 18 years, owner Sheldon Kane doesn't make it easy for you to decide. With minestrone, vegetarian chili, French onion soups, along with more than ten appetizers, such as salmon teriyaki kabobs, you can be assured your meal is off to a good start. Slice of Life's eclectic menu treats you to a selection of made-to- order salads, ranging from the traditional Greek salad sprinkled with the best tasting Israeli feta available to Slice of Life's own version of an antipasto salad. The restaurant is also synonymous with quesadillas. These huge homemade flour tortillas stuffed with cheese and various fillings are a favorite with guests and are always served with homemade guacamole and salsa. For pasta lovers, sizzling spinach lasagna or irresistible linguine tossed with fresh salmon in rich homemade Alfredo sauce are popular choices. Slice of Life still makes ravioli the old fashioned way, by hand. If it is sandwiches that you have come for, do not pass up the A.L.T. club, a satisfying triple decker or the well-stacked eggplant parmesan sandwich. For the more adventurous, Slice of Life serves up multiple flavors that blend together nicely in its portabello mushroom and feta sandwich with homemade pesto spread. As the name Slice of Life suggests, pizza is a staple among their customers. Customize your own thin crust pizza with a wide selection of fresh vegetables or choose from a specialty/gourmet pizza. Slice of Life’s award winning deep-dish pizza rates among Chicago's best. Calzones, huge turnovers made from homemade pizza dough, are also a big hit. The restaurant offers a full service bar with tantalizing drink specials and a fine selection of premium beers, single malt scotches as well as red and white wines. Finally, Slice of Life's own cheesecake is a great way complete your meal. Don't be afraid to bring the children, even the littlest guest will walk, or crawl, away happy.

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Check out reviews from our Great Kosher Restaurant Foodies Facebook group:

Review 8/5/15

COMMENTS (13)
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Walter- 07/19/16

I recently had an old college freind come visit. We decided to go out to dinner. I chose Hy Life, and I'm glad I did. The decor and ambiance is outstanding. We both ordered Burgers. All I can say is WOW! Fresh, done to perfection, juicy. The service superb. attentive but not overbearing. Great Job. Highly recommended

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Rochelle baker- 02/23/14

I need a couple of glatt kosher meals. Do you deliver to the Chicago area near anshe meet temple? Would you deliver the meals on Friday? I'm having a mitzvah and 2 of my guests need a glatt kosher meal. Thank you.

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Reply #1 submitted by: Tamar on 05/26/14

I realize you posted this 3 months ago but Glatt Kosher applies to meat, not dairy. This is a dairy place, not a meat one.



Reply #2 submitted by: LB on 08/26/14

Yes, but Slice of Life has a sister fleischig retaurant, HY Life Bistro


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Jeremy Montrose- 12/09/12

The deep dish pizza is FANTASTIC. Also, the vegetarian deep dish has less cheese and more veggies, and wherever I send or bring it for a lunch appointment or have it delivered to the office, people are amazed by the taste. Its great to have such a classy deep-dish in the kosher community. Thanks Slice!!!!!!

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Debie Gronner-Greenberg- 01/31/12

My mother used to love coming to see Sheldon and the chiii. Everytime one of us would come in we just had to take my mom there.. I've been to Chicago twice since my mom passed away and am coming in with my son... time to break in a third generation..

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Debie Gronner-Greenberg- 01/28/12

My mother used to love coming to see Sheldon and the chiii. Everytime one of us would come in we just had to take my mom there.. I've been to Chicago twice since my mom passed away and am coming in with my son... time to break in a third generation..

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Lenny Sloan- 05/30/10
The fact the restaurant is kosher play no role in my love for the high quality of food. The variety of freshly made soups is most impressive as is the extensive menu. I have been a big fan for years and continue taking clients there on a regular basis.
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Nate Newman- 05/11/10
Predictably good. I take clients there all the time.
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Tina- 12/11/08
I don't keep Kosher, and still I think the deep dish pizza from Slice of Life in Skokie, IL is the best I've ever had in my life. You will fight over the crust.
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Sherry Kellom- 10/29/07
Recently ate at Slice of life/ Hy life bistro and was amazed! The food and service I received was outstanding, and I would recommend all my friends and family to dine there.
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Dave V- 03/11/07
Very tasty. Will go back.
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