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Jul 12, 2006 04:11 PM

Best Deli in Boston?

Only stipulation is that it needs to be T or walking accessible. I don't have access to a car.

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  1. "Deli in Boston" is really an oxymoron.

    1. Unless the T extends to Manhattan, I'm afraid you're out of luck. Boston is becoming famous (infamous?) for its lack of great delis. Having said that, I hear that Michael's in Coolidge Corner is very good, and Zaftigs (also in Coolidge Corner) isn't bad, though it can be inconsistent.

      One option would be to go to Sam LaGrassa's on Province Street in downtown Boston. It's not a true deli, but many people say it's one of the best places in town for corned beef.


        Try this link or a quick search of "Deli" came up with lots of threads.

        1. I'll put in another vote for Michaels in Coolidge Corner. I love his hot brisket and health salad (never gets mentioned, but as someone who's not a big mayo fan, this vinegar based cole slawish salad is perfect) and sweet potato knishes, and they have excellent lean corned beef although I rarely get past the brisket to remind myself how good. And of course nice garlic dills. He imports most of what he doesn't make himself from NY and treats it well after, so it's probably as close to NY deli on the T as you're going to get.

          1. I don't even know if it still exists, but there used to be a place called Dagwood's on Beach St. (a 2 minute walk from South Station). They had a lot of good sandwiches, including pastrami & onions fried on the griddle, served on a french roll for $2 from 12-2PM