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Best deli in/around Hartsdale?

kverplanck Feb 22, 2009 07:45 AM

Any opinions on the best deli in or around the Hartsdale area? Mainly looking for great sandwiches. Thanks!

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    laylag RE: kverplanck Feb 22, 2009 10:16 AM

    Down Central Park Ave into White Plains but not far from Hartsdale - Dante's. It's an Italian deli. Service can be slow but very good panini's.

    1. scharffenberger RE: kverplanck Feb 22, 2009 11:22 AM

      On Central Ave in White Plains, near the McDonalds there is/was a kosher deli.

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        laylag RE: scharffenberger Feb 22, 2009 01:42 PM

        That's Epsteins. Not so good. When we ate there the rye bread was lacking, thin, wimpy, no substance. If a Jewish/Kosher deli doesn't care about its rye bread you can't expect much from the rest of the food and the rest of the food was mediocre at best. We did try the Epstein's in Yonkers once and the bread was definitely better even though I'd imagine they source their rye from the same vendor and can't explain the difference.

        For up here, Kisco Kosher in White Plains is the best Jewish deli, the often cranky owner notwithstanding.

        When we

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          kverplanck RE: laylag Feb 22, 2009 07:10 PM

          Any other suggestions for non-Kosher delis? We tried Epstein's on a whim today and agree with laylag, nothing special. I am intrigued by Dante's though...

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            jaymor RE: kverplanck Feb 23, 2009 05:42 AM

            try the bagel place accross the hartsdale train station on e hartsdale ave.....good /varied selections of sandwiches.....i like the tuna melt.

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              wincountrygirl RE: kverplanck Sep 26, 2009 12:28 PM

              There are no good kosher delis anymore. Epsteins was great back in the day. Mt. Kisco Kosher - I work across the street and went for brisket recently. It had no taste.

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                laylag RE: wincountrygirl Sep 29, 2009 02:09 PM

                I have to agree. Most recent takeout from there a few months ago wasn't very good - sandwiches were okay but have to say we had some of the absolute worst chicken soup and matzoh balls. Soup like water, matzoh balls were totally bland, no flavor at all, a sickly white in color and almost mushy. Yick. It was so bad that many, many months later our nine year old still mentions how bad it was.

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              Jon1856 RE: laylag Feb 23, 2009 10:38 AM

              Also in WP is Royal near the old Federal Court House complex on Post Road.

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                cubanat RE: Jon1856 Sep 26, 2009 12:11 PM

                Royal Scarlet is good and inexpensive. Dantes is good and a bit more expensive. Hartsdale Cheesery makes decent sandwichs? Haven't been there in years though...I wiould take the extra time and head to MELT in White Plains. Can't beat the quality or the prices

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            divadev RE: kverplanck Sep 26, 2009 10:10 AM

            Dante's deli is by far the best deli around. They have many interesting sandwiches, wraps, paninis, pastas (such as pumpkin ravoli) and hot dishes. It has the BEST Eggplant parm around. I no longer work or live in the area but I travel there regularly to buy the eggplant parm and chicken cutlets - paper thin and deliciously seasoned. And the people who work there are wonderful! They now have a website: http://dantesitalianspecialties.com/

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              intrepid RE: divadev Sep 29, 2009 05:49 PM

              i used to go to dantes, stopped years ago, after the owner had a melt down on a few customers and it wasnt cute..no egg parm sandwich worth getting when a nut job is running the show...no thanks

            2. surman RE: kverplanck Sep 30, 2009 02:27 PM

              Bagels & More is your best bet in Hartsdale.
              Other posters are too kind about Epstein's; it is truly awful.
              If you're mobile, try Lange's on Spencer Place, Giannoni's on Garth Road, and Mueller's on Garth Road, all in Scarsdale.

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