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Best Nassau County Thanksgiving takeout for 6-10 people

steve Nov 5, 2004 10:43 AM

The only place I've tried is Ben's Deli which was very good albeit a bit expensive.I'd like to try another place this year,any ideas?

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    Brett Berrie Nov 7, 2004 03:43 PM

    By far - Zorns's on Hempstead Tpke in Bethpage!!

    Just make sure you order from them at least a week in advance.

    Outstanding for many many years!!

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    1. re: Brett Berrie
      synergy Nov 8, 2004 04:43 PM

      I second Zorn's. As a matter of fact I have a 14 pound bird cooking in the oven right now. What I love about Zorn's is that their turkeys are fresh. Once you eat a fresh bird you'll never go back to frozen. We buy them at the Bethpage (Hempstead Tpke) & we never have to order in advance, even for holidays.

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      hook Nov 5, 2004 10:45 AM


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        Eileen Nov 5, 2004 04:44 PM

        Zorns is great all year 'round, too. Great fried and roasted chicken, ribs, and their sides are excellent- must have their mashed potatoes! The one in Bethpage is take- out only and there is one in Merrick on Merrick Rd, which has a sit down area. I am familiar only with the Bethpage one.

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          Janie Nov 5, 2004 05:11 PM

          Deli King in Lake success does a thanksgiving meal which is very good...eons better than Ben's deli...
          but it's kosher, and you might not like this turkey, as it tends to be much drier than non kosher.

          1. re: Janie
            Fran S Nov 6, 2004 11:47 AM

            I must disagree with your statement that kosher turkeys are drier than non-kosher. I always buy kosher turkeys because the koshering process makes them the same as if they are brined. This makes the turkey juicier. I cook an 18 pound turkey in under 2 1/2 hours. If the turkeys at Deli King are dry, the reason is the same as anyplace: They are overcooked! In fact, I bought kasha there last year and the bow ties were mush, they were so overcooked. Try Iavarrone, almost next door. Their catering is excellent, although not kosher.

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              Janie Nov 6, 2004 02:29 PM

              Thanks for the info, that's good to know, in fact, I've always been leery to order turkey in a kosher restaurant because of my experiences with it at Deli King, I didn't think it was them, I just thought it was the nature of the meat itself. Good to know, thanks for the info!

              1. re: Janie
                ValL Nov 7, 2004 11:38 AM

                If you are on the south shore, Happy Hostess in Rockville Centre. Have had good things from there

                1. re: Janie
                  BillL Nov 7, 2004 03:23 PM

                  That is why generalizations are so dangerous. If I thought like that, I would have missed a lot of great Chinese food because I ate at Panda Express. Kosher doesn't dry stuff out.

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