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Jewish deli?

Corporate_40 Jun 30, 2008 08:11 AM

I have yet to find a true Jewish/NY deli in Orlando, and was wondering if anyone could help me out. I don't venture much out of Orlando proper, so maybe its out there and I just haven't caught wind of it yet.

Thanks in advance...

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  1. cherylp3 RE: Corporate_40 Jun 30, 2008 09:41 AM

    Amira's deli in Altamonte. http://www.amiraskoshermarket.com/

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      Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: Corporate_40 Jun 30, 2008 12:51 PM

      My friends and I all like Toojay's. It's a chain, and definitely isn't kosher, but it's the closest we have to a real NY-style deli in the Orlando area. Basically, it's no Katz's Deli or Wolfie Cohen's Rascal House, but it serves our purposes just fine. They have locations on Colonial across from the Fashion Square Mall, in Altamonte Springs, and Waterford Lakes.

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        Corporate_40 RE: Big Bad Voodoo Lou Jul 1, 2008 07:36 AM

        Thanks for the place in Altamonte, I'll check it out.

        As far as Toojay's, coming from Philly, its far from a real deli to me. I understand being good enough, but when you've been spoiled your entire life, its hard to accept, lol. But thanks for the response.

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          bcodom RE: Corporate_40 Jul 1, 2008 10:41 AM

          Corporate, I think you'll find Amira's to be the closest thing to a true NY-style deli in Central FL. It's a locally-owned, family-owned Kosher restaurant with stacked sandwiches, wonderful chicken soup with matzo ball, half-sour pickles on the table, and if you ask, you can get a "shmear" on your sandwich...as I'm writing this I'm starting to crave that chicken soup....


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        Corporate_40 RE: Corporate_40 Jul 2, 2008 04:49 AM

        Okay, the piggy back of this question, where can I find good lox, bagels, and whitefish salad in Orlando? I was hoping Amiras would have it as well, but they only seem to have chopped liver (which I was also looking for).

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          cherylp3 RE: Corporate_40 Jul 2, 2008 07:35 AM

          Bagel King - Also if you ask in advance or email Amira's they may be able to get what you want.

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          Lucky Sven RE: Corporate_40 May 24, 2009 03:30 PM

          It appears Amira's restaurant is now closed.

          Tried to go there for lunch today and there is a sign on the door of the restaurant saying the restaurant is permanently closed.

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            reinaldok RE: Corporate_40 May 24, 2009 07:44 PM

            Ole Gourmet is a strictly kosher place in Fern Park - on 17-92. Service and food has been spotty at best. Also, has been closed many times and seems to change owners or management with a certain frequency. Worth a try. Maybe you will get lucky.
            Sorry to hear about Amira's - We have been regulars for years and will check it out.
            (In that Altamonte area probably half the places have closed recently).

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              cherylp3 RE: reinaldok May 26, 2009 12:35 PM

              Ole Gourmet did recently change owners as well. It is more Israeli than a deli though.

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              flcedar RE: Corporate_40 Mar 7, 2010 05:24 PM

              Amira's and Ole Gourmet are both closed. Unofrtunately, if you don't like to venture far from Orlando there are no other kosher places. Cohen's delli opened recently in Clermont and is a glatt kosher deli. They have Amira's chopped liver there, too. If you know how to get to Disney it isn't far from there-192 to 27. If you feel like driving north up i4 to 95, Jerusalem Grill in Ormond Beach is also kosher and they have deli as well as Israeli foods. Next door is a small grocery store and some kosher dairy selections. If you don't care about kosher, some folks like Jason's deli.

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