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Best traditional deli downtown boston/near "burbs?

pepbobfirst Sep 9, 2008 01:22 PM

i was roaming around Boston a couple of Sundays ago, ended up eating lunch in the North End which was fine, a couple of slices of pizza plus a a cream puff from the Modern Bakey, which was outstanding by the way, before i ended up in the North End i was wondering to myself if there was a really good traditional deli in the downtown area. Any rec's, if any there are any good delis in town?

  1. Luther Sep 9, 2008 02:05 PM

    Depending on what you're looking for, Sam LaGrassa's.

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    1. re: Luther
      smtucker Sep 9, 2008 05:23 PM

      Just be careful with Sam LaGrassa's hours. They are only open Monday-Friday during lunch hours.

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      mwk Sep 9, 2008 02:12 PM

      If you are in Coolidge Corner, Brookline, Zaftig's is pretty good.

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      1. re: mwk
        Luther Sep 9, 2008 02:13 PM

        Or, if you feel like being contradictory, it sucks big time.

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        lergnom Sep 9, 2008 05:40 PM

        This is an oft-repeated topic. Michael's in Coolidge Corner is the easily the best reachable by T. Barry's in Waban has fans. Arthur's in Chelsea. That's kind of it if you mean "Jewish deli."

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          pepbobfirst Sep 17, 2008 08:07 AM

          thanks for the responses, ive been off line since i posted the inquiry!

          1. re: lergnom
            Gordough Sep 17, 2008 08:10 AM

            Barry's in Waban is also easily reachable by T. Right across the street from the Waban D Line stop, in fact.

            1. re: lergnom
              fmcoxe6188 Sep 17, 2008 09:41 AM

              Second Michaels in Coolidge Corner- closest I can find to a really good deli sandwich

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