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Matzo Ball Soup in Queens

Larry Dec 3, 2004 09:17 AM

I'm in desperate need of a good bowl of matzo ball soup in Queens. Must be accessible by subway. Anyone know where I can get this in Forest Hills or Rego Park, perhaps?

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    billyblancoNYC RE: Larry Dec 3, 2004 10:14 AM

    Said to be one of the best delis in the city...

    Ben's Best in Rego Park: 96-40 Queens Blvd.

    Link: http://www.bensbestkosherdeli.com/pag...

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    1. re: billyblancoNYC
      Janie RE: billyblancoNYC Dec 3, 2004 02:16 PM

      Their matzo ball soup used to be very good, but every time I've gotten it in the last year, the balls have been very hard, and in the center they are a different color, and even harder with a sticky yucky consistency....I've given up, I complained to them, and they said they would replace, but same thing...the matzo balls at Deli King in New Hyde park, are very good, and not super soft but not like softballs either, good consistency, and good broth...that's where I go...

      1. re: Janie
        Josh RE: Janie Dec 3, 2004 02:52 PM

        I have never been disappointed with the matzo ball soup at Ben's Best.

        For my money, it is one of the best in NY -- better than Second Ave.

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      kiwi RE: Larry Dec 3, 2004 05:07 PM

      I don't think the subway would work, maybe a bus - but I'd still like to suggest Buddy's on 73rd Ave., 1 block west of Bell Blvd. Great soup and pastrami. Nice people.

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        eskruger RE: kiwi Jun 22, 2007 07:03 PM

        Sad news- Ben's Best was Ben's WORST!!!! I should have known I was in trouble when I was served limp pickles and coles slaw that had way too much vinegar. The soup tasted like water and the kreplachs and matzo balls were also very bland. The matzo ball had no real taste. The potato pancake was hard and dried out. The Kasha knish was also lacking in flavor. The corn beef and pastrami was good but the platter we ordered wasn't even enough to make two sandwiches.

        1. re: eskruger
          janie RE: eskruger Jun 22, 2007 09:10 PM

          I believe I posted (see above back in 2004) about the downsliding of Ben's matzoh ball soup, but I also have posted a few times about the excellence of the matzoh ball soup at Knish Nosh on Queens Blvd in Forest Hills, it was super fresh, matzoh balls are fluffy and broth is perfect, not too heavy or salty, or greasy--and price is great. Better to get the singles, than the bigger size as they give you more chicken and noodles in 2 smalls than 1 large............they also have good noodle koogle, and excellent pierogi's made fresh....and of course, good knishes........

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            addictedtolunch RE: janie Jun 23, 2007 01:52 AM

            I'm a Knish Nosh convert too (Bronx boys have an anti-Queens bias on food matters). The place has become a destination for me.

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