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Jewish Deli on Westside

ILoveNatto Jun 16, 2007 06:51 PM

I've lived here for 10 years and still haven't really found a good deli.. anyone know of one that might compare to the ones in NY?

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    jenjunum RE: ILoveNatto Jun 16, 2007 06:57 PM

    I like Langers the best- but it's not on the westside. Factors is my favorite westside deli.

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      Emme RE: jenjunum Jun 16, 2007 07:38 PM

      I concur on Factor's as the best option, which I actually prefer to Junior's because of the restaurant itself.

      Oh how I miss Mort's in the Palisades...

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      QualityMart RE: ILoveNatto Jun 16, 2007 07:32 PM

      Factor's is good. Not as good as Canter's or Langer's, but good for the west-side.

      What about Junior's? Never been there myself, but heard good things. It's further west, Westwood & Pico.

      There's also a newer deli: Danny's Deli on Windward right near the water. It's gotten mixed reviews on this board. But it's certainly as west as you can get...

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        ILoveNatto RE: QualityMart Jun 16, 2007 07:40 PM

        Thanks for the recs! I used to always run by Factor's but never realized it was a deli! I will be trying it very soon. would you recommend anything there? Plus Junior's and Danny's (already tried Canter's; and Langers which is great but too far for me!)

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        maudies5 RE: ILoveNatto Jun 16, 2007 08:17 PM

        Nate n'Al's in Beverly Hills is the best Jewish Deli in So Cal. They will take a reservation for 6+.

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          glutton RE: maudies5 Jun 16, 2007 08:53 PM

          Nate n' Al's ain't bad, but to call it the best Jewish deli in Southern California seems like a stretch. Brent's in Northridge runs circles around Nate n' Al's and Langer's pastrami is the single best deli menu item in the country IMO.

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            LuigiOrtega RE: glutton Jun 17, 2007 08:06 AM

            Brents, Brents, Brents, Brents, Brents. Just take the ride, don't ask questions, don't worry about gas. I live 60 miles away now, and still go there. I've eaten at all the above, several times if not more.

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            Fru RE: maudies5 Jun 16, 2007 09:00 PM

            I used to take out of towners to Juniors. I have been disappointed in their quality in recent years. Namely their lox & white fish platters. What I really do like is that besides pickles and pickled tomatoes, you get sauerkraut on your table but it is no longer automatic. You have to ask and if you don't, they're not going to offer.

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              running pig RE: Fru Jun 16, 2007 11:06 PM

              When I heard that there was a "Junior's Deli" I was hoping it was the same "Juniors" from NYC with the mahvalous cheesecake. Alas, no such luck :-(

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            cupcake RE: ILoveNatto Jun 16, 2007 11:57 PM

            I am an ex Nyer as well, and I think Junior's is borderline PUTRID. I do enjoy Nate N Al's. I have been waiting for a great deli since 1991. And HOW I WISH for a Zabar's and Dean and Deluca!!

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              goodhealthgourmet RE: cupcake Jun 17, 2007 12:48 AM

              ooohh, zabar's. my family is having it for father's day brunch tomorrow...i want them to overnight me some food! :(

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                Mr Taster RE: cupcake Jun 17, 2007 04:00 AM

                Have you ever been to Surfas in Culver City? Not exactly the same as D&D, but if you love one I'm sure you'll love the other. They just did a huge remodel and the place is filled with all sorts of high-end goodies.


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                  running pig RE: cupcake Jun 17, 2007 07:11 AM

                  You don't like the cheesecake???

                2. goodhealthgourmet RE: ILoveNatto Jun 17, 2007 12:50 AM

                  have you tried 'barney greengrass' in bh? pricey, yes. but that's new york deli for ya :) their smoked fish, bagels, breads [kossar's bialys!], are flown in from nyc...

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                    handlertaper RE: ILoveNatto Jun 17, 2007 03:33 PM

                    None of the delis out here come close to NYC ones. We usually go to Factors. They have a good pastrami at least! And a good rendition of mushroom barley soup. We used to love 2nd Avenue Deli in NY (although now it doesn't exist any more). I agree with the Brent's fans-much better than anything on the Westside!

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