Pastrami sandwiches in Bergen County?
Help! What are some good places (delis or restaurants) to get a hot pastrami sandwich in Bergen County, NJ?
I have been to all four of the following delicatessens and they all have very good to excellent Pastrami, steamed, the way it should be:
Foster Village Kosher Delicatessen
Washington Avenue, Bergenfield
Sol N' Sol Kosher Delicatessen
Palisades Avenue, Englewood
Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn
Harold's II Kosher Superrette
Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus
Sol N' Sol, Benny's and Harold's II were all mentioned in a Bergen Record article this past year for notable Pastrami sandwiches. Benny's is over-sized for $9.95 and large enough for two to share. Harold's II has a special on Wednesdays, $6.25 each. The most expensive is at Sol N' Sol, I forget the prices there. Foster Village is around $6.50. Foster Village, Sol N' Sol and Benny's have table service. Harold's II is market only.
Two other places that receive mention on other forums, but I have never been, and cannot attest to are :
Jimmy Jims, Garfield
Kosher Nosh, Glen Rock
BTW, I am sure you already realize this, but for others that are not familiar with New Jersey.....Harold's, in Edison is in Middlesex County and approximately 40 miles away from Central Bergen County.
I go to three of those places (Sol and Sol, Harold's II, and Foster Village) with semi-regularity and I like all three. We usually get one pastrami and one corned beef sandwich, and my wife and I will do a half-n-half at home. Maybe it's me, but while I think the pastrami is always very good, the corned beef usually seems to be a step above. Especially at Harold's II- I'd go out of my way for that stuff- moist and fatty, but not too fatty, you know, just perfect.
I'm told that Petak's in Fairlawn is good; haven't been, but thought I'd toss you the suggestion.
Kosher Nosh (Glen Rock, on the Glen Rock/Fair Lawn border). Not in Bergen County, but the New Irving's out in Livingston is great -- hand-cut pastrami, NY style, piled high, cut the way you want it, etc. Try it. Eric