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Moe Pancer’s Deli

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Thank you Chowhound. We had posted a request looking for an authentic Jewish Deli experience and the recs came in for Moe Pancers.

My husband was in search of a good ‘down memory lane’ deli experience that would serve up the Kishka and Pastrami just like in the old days.

Pancer’s did not disappoint, and in fact was a big hit.

The Kishka was good, the sandwiches were great, and the Vernor’s Ginger Ale really hit the spot.

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  1. What, no cabbage borscht with flanken? Just like Bubbie used to make!

    1. Glad you liked it and that you asked for advice before heading to Switzers near the airport. What I find so sad is that Moe Pancer's really isn't all that great overall, but most of the competition is so much worse.

      1. It's true that the deli situation in Toronto is pretty pathetic. People actually think of Druxy's as deli!

        Pancer's is one of the last of the old time delis still around. I personally find their pastrami quite good. Otherwise, I'm fond of the old fashioned smoked meat at centre st. deli.

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        1. re: FresserGuy

          My sister, visiting from the States, had to have a smoked meat sandwich before heading back. So us former Montrealers headed to Centre St; where else? I ordered the Old Fashioned (medium, of course), while she ordered a Regular medium, which she's always preferred. This time the Old Fashioned won, hands down. The Regular had a somewhat spongy texture, and was not terribly flavourful.

          The French fries were great. Picked up some kasha knishes and mun (poppy seed) cookies to take home.

        2. Centre St has excellent old fashioned and fries. Closest thing to montreal.

          1. My guilty pleasure is the hot pickled tongue sandwich at Pancer's. It really grosses my kids out but it's pure heaven.