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Moe Pancer’s Deli

kitchensalli Oct 22, 2006 05:00 AM

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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    FlavoursGal Oct 22, 2006 05:10 AM

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

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      embee Oct 22, 2006 03:13 PM

      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.

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        FresserGuy Oct 23, 2006 03:25 AM

        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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          FlavoursGal Oct 23, 2006 03:31 AM

          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. deelicious Oct 23, 2006 04:31 AM

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

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            Mushka Oct 23, 2006 07:26 PM

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

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