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Jewish Delis in Sarasota

Reloman21 Dec 29, 2007 07:59 PM

Any REALLY good Jewish delis in Sarasota?

Please....not Toojay's

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    irwin Dec 30, 2007 06:59 AM

    Sorry to report, but Sarasota is not known for Jewish Deli's.
    Nellie's Deli is just OK !
    Nosh-A-Rye is probably the best in the area, but still just OK !
    Toojay's is terrible......
    I & I recently opened in Northport, but again, I was not impressed, nor will I hurry back.
    Hillview Deli on Hillview next to the hospital has decent sandwiches, and recently added Hebrew National products, but cannot give a report.......
    So, Reloman, if you are in need of a corned beef fix, my suggestion is to call the Carneige Deli 800 number hotline, and Fed X will deliver it tomorrow to your home. This way you are assured of a good sandwich. They will ship the deli, mustard, bread, pickles, and even a cheesecake. good luck,

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      Mother of four Dec 30, 2007 05:09 PM

      I totally agree with Irwin. What I would give anything for is good Jewish rye bread!!! I have to bring it down from Michigan when I come down for the winter, and then I have to add to it when I go to the East Coast to visit!

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        irwin Dec 31, 2007 04:39 AM

        The rye bread at Toojays is very good and available to take home by a loaf or 1/2 loaf....... The rye bread at Public's and displayed ontop of the deli counter is not bad at all. But, you must try something........
        Two women just started baking kosher chale's on Fridays. Not sure what else they bake, but its baked at the bread store on 41 South next to Simon's....
        The chale's are available at Mortons and Whole Foods on Fridays. They are fabulous, but very costly. Enjoy..

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          Mother of four Dec 31, 2007 02:27 PM

          Sorry, don't like Toojays bread, but Publix Deli Seeded Rye isn't too bad, just not the real thing. I read about those two woman, and must go try a loaf. I love the bread that he makes there, but the problem is that it's only open until noon, and I always forget. The Granary also carries his bread, maybe hers too, will have to stop there.

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      RibDog Dec 31, 2007 04:19 PM

      I know it is not in Sarasota but if you ever get up to St. Pete, try No-el's. It is a Jewish market/deli. It's not like NY but it as close as I can get to fill my corned beef fix!


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        TampaAurora Jan 1, 2008 10:11 AM

        Do you mean Jo-El's?

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          RibDog Jan 1, 2008 11:12 AM

          Sorry, still in holiday mode! LOL


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          irwin Jan 1, 2008 01:30 PM

          A few weeks back I went to Jo-Els for a pound of Corned Beef, and when I got home it was so fatty and sliced with the grain instead of against the grain and uneatable. I was surprised. They have been in business for a long time, but the products in the case seemed to have a little age, which means they do not have fast turnover. But, I guess its the only place in the Bay Area to get Kosher Products.

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            RibDog Jan 1, 2008 06:12 PM

            Sorry to hear that. Every time I stop in for a sandwich, I always get asked whether I would like it lean or fat.

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              cherylp3 Jan 2, 2008 06:01 PM

              According to Shamash there are some places in Denedin and Palm Harbor.

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                TampaAurora Jan 2, 2008 07:43 PM

                We have Jerusalem Cafe in Dunedin area which is decent, but not like Northern Delis.

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            Tay Jan 1, 2008 11:21 AM

            You may have to zip across "Alligator Alley" to North Lauderdale in order to really get a "fix" :-}

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              TampaAurora Jan 1, 2008 01:52 PM

              Tampa Bay/Sarasota is backwater for Jewish delis cuisine. Plain and simple.

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                Veggo Jan 2, 2008 01:14 PM

                I concur. That and killer Italian are our two missing pieces.

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                  Mother of four Jan 2, 2008 05:33 PM

                  Please add Chinese to that list!! The one that was off of Palm was not bad, but that is long gone!

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