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Best traditional deli downtown boston/near "burbs?

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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?

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

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    1. re: Luther

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

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

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      1. re: mwk

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

      2. 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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        1. re: lergnom

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

          1. re: lergnom

            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

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