Best Deli in Greater Boston?
Hi. I'm sure this has been asked before, but it's an important question! New York is too far away...
I asked my BF - he remembers the Essex. He says it was a great deli.
My mom used to take me to Shirley Ave. in Revere when I was a kid for great deli food (and not to digress too much, but back then, as now, I define 'deli'as Jewish deli - I lived in the culinary wasteland of Tucson for a couple of years, and anything/everything was a 'deli).
Oh, I am craving a GOOD corned beef sandwich. The Pearl brand corned beef I bought at my supermarket did NOT cure my craving. Not what I remember, by any means.
Used to go to a couple of places in Brookline years ago, too, places that exist only in my memory. Forgot the names, but one was on Harvard St, in Coolidge Corner, the other was on Beacon.
Some chowhounds previously recommended a deli in Chelsea I have yet to try. Forgot the name - can someone refresh my memory, and perhaps lead us to a decent deli????
Well, the ones I was talking about are long gone, I believe.
Did a search one was Jack & Marion's. I never went to the ones on Blue Hill Ave. BF tells me they were out-of-this-world. Can't remember the name of the other one that we used to go to in Brookline man, that was about 25 yrs ago!
O.K., I am serious in my Hunt for Real Jewish Deli. Came up with these in my search if anyone's been to them, please share:
Chelsea, MA 02150
373 Washington Ave.
Chelsea, MA 02150
Joan and Ed's Deli
Sherwood Plaza (Route 9 East)
Natick, MA 01760
117 Sharon Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
Was wondering about Rubin's Deli in Brookline, as that was around was back then, too but oy - $12 for a corned beef sandwich!? And I see (online menu) that some of their sandwiches are $18, $19!
I have been one time. It is small: a counter and a couple of tables, and most of the food is out back. At new year's I bought whitefish, whitefish salad, chopped herring, and great half-sours. I watched lots of other folks buying great looking sliced meats. When someone ordered a corned beef sandwich, which was large, the owner asked if they wanted the meat from the fatty end or the lean end: a good sign! Tongue was also listed on the menu board: another good sign!
I was also looking for lox on that day. They no longer carry becuase it does not sell quickly enough. The owner reminisced about the days when there were several places in Chelsea that used to cure and smoke their own fish.
So go, and tell us how it is.
Washington deli in chelsea and michaels in brookline for corned beef, and barry's in waban for anything.