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Mom-in-law in town. Any great Kosher delis still in Brooklyn?

peacenow May 4, 2007 08:50 AM


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    Brooklyn Mel Jul 8, 2008 03:35 PM

    We have long been fans of the Mill Basin Deli. Their pastrami, corned beef and chicken soup are delicious. The tables also have the obligatory pickles and cole slaw with free refills. We recently tried Jay and Lloyds and were very disappointed. It seemed that they were more concerned with schtick than with the food.

    For my money, it's the Mill Basin Deli, hands down. One thing though, take a sweater as they always turn the A.C. up to stun.


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      frankbooth May 20, 2007 10:06 PM

      Jay and Lloyd's and Mill Basin Kosher- both good, we prefer mill basin. essex on coney is ok too, but a drag to deal with the vibe in there. both jay and lloyd's and mill basin are family type places and treat their customers very well. this goes a LONG way in enjoyment of a Kosher deli. and yes, both Jay and Lloyd's and Mill Basin have hekshers but ARE open on shabbis. so very frum or glatt jews would not eat there, i almost never see anyone with a yarmulke in there, but the kosher meat and lack of milchik foods makes it more than Kosher "Style", which is Katz's. i do believe at Katz's you can get cheese on your pastrami (disgusting...). mill basin wins in brooklyn imho

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        peacenow May 5, 2007 03:38 PM

        Thanks to everyone who took the time to help with this search. I'll report back!
        All the best...

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          kernel May 5, 2007 07:08 PM

          Jay and Lloyd's IS kosher NOT kosher-style. They are open 7 days per week but adhere to kasthruth standards meaning all meat is strictly kosher and there are no dairy items served. This is truly hemishe place-Jay or Lloyd hover over their loyal customers to be sure all is perfect and rectify any problems with a smile.

          1. re: peacenow
            Remag1234 Jul 8, 2008 02:36 PM

            I would say you are mistaken as to J&L being Kosher. They MUST CLOSE on the SABBATH. Hopefully a knowledgeable Kosher member will verify.

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              weinstein5 Jul 8, 2008 08:49 PM

              it all depends if they have someone who is willing to certify them as kosher -an example 2nd ave deli - is kosher but opern 24 hours - depending on your acceptance of who certifies will determine whether you consider it kosher 'enough'

          2. wleatherette May 4, 2007 12:39 PM

            i've yet to try it, but sietsema has given favorable mention to gottlieb's on roebling in williamsburg.

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              Moley May 4, 2007 10:26 PM

              Jay & Lloyds and or the Mill Basin Deli would not be recommendations

              Essex on Coney is good, I prefer Adelman's

              1. re: wleatherette
                Brian S May 5, 2007 09:46 AM

                This is the latest post on Gottlieb's. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/382688 You should post your question on that board too!!!

              2. anon6116 May 4, 2007 11:12 AM

                Real Kosher or Kosher Style? For real kosher go to Essex on Coney (Coney Island Avenue, corner of Avenue J). Excellent pastrami, corned beef, onion rings, most things - just keep in mind, real kosher = closed sundown Friday night until sundown Saturday night.
                If you need other kosher options, here's a good listing -

                Kosher style, Jay & Lloyd's is just okay, you'd be better off waiting until you can get to Essex or even Katz's in Manhattan.

                *(just someone who takes their deli a little too seriously).

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                  MShapiro May 4, 2007 12:18 PM

                  There's also Adelman's on Kings Highway off of Ocean. It's not in Katz's league, but it should suffice.

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                    MaspethMaven May 5, 2007 05:10 AM

                    Keep in mind that if you're looking for real kosher, Katz may not fit the bill, since it is open on Shabbos.

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                    giftergirl May 4, 2007 10:15 AM

                    i hear jay & lloyd's on avenue U is really good but i've never been. some people really love mill basin deli on ave. T but i'm not a huge fan.

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