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Pastrami sandwiches in Bergen County?

Krissy731 Dec 21, 2007 07:05 AM

Help! What are some good places (delis or restaurants) to get a hot pastrami sandwich in Bergen County, NJ?

  1. georgeb Dec 21, 2007 07:20 AM

    Harolds NY Deli, Edison.

    Bring a camera!

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      fourunder Dec 21, 2007 10:11 AM

      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

      Benny's Lucheonette
      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.

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      1. re: fourunder
        TongoRad Dec 21, 2007 10:50 AM

        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.

        1. re: fourunder
          fourunder Dec 23, 2012 09:53 AM

          Five years later....the Pastrami sandwich at Harold's II has actually gone down in price for their Wednesday Lunch Special.....only $5.95. Regularly priced at $6.95

        2. Curlz Dec 21, 2007 10:33 AM

          I'm told that Petak's in Fairlawn is good; haven't been, but thought I'd toss you the suggestion.

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            berna Dec 21, 2007 01:49 PM

            Kosher Nosh in Glen Rock is the best! Pastrami, corned beef, tongue, smoked fish just like I grew up with. You will not be disappointed, I promise.

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            1. re: berna
              Curlz Dec 21, 2007 04:30 PM

              Duh. Friends RAVE about Kosher Nosh. Good call!

              1. re: berna
                kimie Dec 21, 2007 06:57 PM

                I second the Kosher Nosh--if you live in this part of BC. Or if you are on the other side, I would recommend Noah's Ark in Teaneck. Both are very good. I would also highly recommend the corned beef at both places and chicken soup, pickles, smoked fish, etc.

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                ELA Dec 22, 2007 06:52 PM

                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

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                  nizza Dec 23, 2007 11:11 AM

                  You must try Kosher Nosh for either take out or sit down to eat there. Besides great pastrami and corned beef we love their brisket and Israeli pot roast. Just delish!

                  Here's a link to their website with music!


                  1. wytewyz Mar 11, 2008 11:26 PM

                    Kosher Nosh in Glen Rock is my favorite. Generous sandwiches at reasonable prices combined with friendly service. It is consistently good. They have great brisket as well.

                    Noah's Ark in Teaneck is good but a bit more pricey. The servers tend to lean towards indifference most of the time. It's OK but I don't go out of my way to get there.

                    Petak's in Fair Lawn is good but the size and quality varies from time to time. When they are good they are very good, if you know what I mean. Take out only.

                    Harold's II is very good too. They make a good pastrami. It is takeout only so be ready to eat as soon as possible to get a good hot sandwich.

                    One other place is actually in Parsippany in Morris County.The next time you are in the area check it out. Bring friends because the sandwiches are huge. The prices are too but you get enough for 2-3 people. No joke. The quality of the pastrami is high end supermarket but tasty overall.


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                      fitzcrowe Jul 7, 2008 02:48 PM

                      Irvings in Livingston!! My friend from Queens declare it most authentic! We were there recently and loved it. Unless very hungry, better order the 1/2 full bread. We "sampled" pastrami, brisket, corned beef and tongue. Even the coleslaw is terrific! We did decide that it is better to eat in while hot than get it to go....

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                      1. re: fitzcrowe
                        Striver Sep 23, 2008 09:43 AM

                        Outstanding pastrami and corned beef at Irving's (IMO, as good as Katz's in NYC) - and it transported from Livingston to the Bronx with no problem (app. 1 hour). Keep it warm/insulated on the way home, stick it in a low oven (200-250) for 10 minutes or so when you get there, and you'll be fine. Order it fatty for maximum eating pleasure.

                      2. rifkind81 Sep 23, 2008 06:44 AM

                        I can't believe Tenafly Kosher has been overlooked! They have excellent corned beef and pastrami; plus, delicious homemade salads, knishes and baked goods. Prices are reasonable for the quantity and quality of food you get. Highly recommended...

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