Favorite deli in NR/Eastchester/Scarsdale area?
Hi, I need to find my "go to" deli in this area. Please let me know your favorites!
Italian Meateria on Quaker - good
Deli at Baducci's - not great
Deli at Whole Foods - excellent! but out of my way
Deli at Lizzies Supermarket in Country Club - not great
Does anyone know anything about the Deli at the 5 corners in Scarsdale across from Balducci's, or the Italian delis on Shore Road (parking looks tight there) or near Eastchester Fish Gourmet? What am I missing?
When you say "deli" are you talking about for things like sliced meats? The deli across from Balducci's on Palmer in Scarsdale is Metro Deli, if that's the one that you mean. It's part diner (with table service), and part take out. They have basic Board's Head cold cuts. Sandwiches and food is fine for diner fare, but I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to go there for sliced turkey or ham.
And I live less than 5 minutes away.
Well, mainly I'm looking for good sandwiches to take out. Not just sliced meats but hot food, blts, egg sandwiches, wraps, etc. Fresh ingredients on the sandwiches like roasted peppers, fresh mozzerella, good egg salad, chicken salad, seafood salad. I also need to be able to get sliced meats, Boars Head, while I'm there. Forgot to mention that I've tried the new deli at the farm on the corner of Weaver and Quaker Ridge and it's very good but exPENsive! I don't mind paying more for convenience and quality but the prices there are insane.
For what you are seeking, you can't beat J&G in Chester Heights. It's the only place (outslde of Arthur Ave. in the Bronx) where I'll buy an Italian wedge in this area. But perhaps it's a little too far out of your way to be your "go-to". Instead of Whole Foods, you might give Iron Tomato on Mamaroneck Ave a try.
We also like Michael's, my favorite for roast beef. But Buon Amicis on Scarsdale Avenue also has some great sandwiches and a lot of creative offerings. Our favorite is the Cancun, stuffed with chicken cutlet beans and guac (or avocado) They also have great wraps with a few great health conscious offerings!
I guess since you mentioned Lizzies in Country Club, I can then include Vito's Deli in the mix. He just purchased the butcher next door to the deli and he now owns and operates both businesses. Selection is very good for lunch, and he has a full array of deli meats there for you as well. I don't think you'll be disappointed with his prices either if you're used to Westchester.
The deli at the 5 corners is the "Metro Deli" and is related to the "Metro Diner" near the Scarsdale train station. While it does sell Boar's head cold cuts, it also sells more expensive Carnegie-deli style corned beef and pastrami as well as house roasted turkey which are all quite good (you have to specfiically request them). In fact, I'd say that the corned beef and pastrami are the best I"ve had in the area (better than Epstein's). The other prepared items (potato salad etc.) are good but nothing special.
The deli near the Eastchester Fish Gourmet is called "Mona Lisa" and it is a real old-fashioned salumeria specializing in delicious (and pricey) hams and cheeses. The two friendly guys who work there are real characters. The sandwiches are really good because, beside good meats and cheeses, they use good EVOO and incredibly good rolls that I think they get from Arthur Avenue.
In my opinion, the Deli at Balduccis is pretty darn good. It can be slow during busy times but they make the sanwiches to order and it is a popular place. I also think that Lange's in the Village is fine for basics.