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Real Delis in Bergen County - are they a dying breed?

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Concetta Jun 16, 2009 08:23 AM

I have fond memories of the Waldwick deli, and would be interested to know what good delis there are left in Bergen County - German, Italian, Jewish, Polish, anything! Would especially be interested in Italian delis that offer fresh pasta, gnocchi, or cavatelli. Thanks in advance.

  1. b
    berna Jun 16, 2009 09:19 AM

    The Kosher Nosh in Glen Rock is outstanding IMO.

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    1. re: berna
      menton1 Jun 16, 2009 10:26 AM

      When I think of Delis I long for homemade salads and soups. Hard to find these days. Wilkes on Glen Ave in Ridgewood (NOT affiliated with other Wilkes) has the best German Potato salad I've found recently. Soups, well, that's daunting...

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      fourunder Jun 16, 2009 09:15 AM

      You are going to receive a lot of recommendations for Vitamia in Lodi, especially for their pasta products, but while it is an Italian deli that provides nice products and services, I would tell you they are very expensive as well for what is provided. I would also include Bartolomeo and Jerry's, both in Englewood in the same camp. There's a place in Waldwick called Itallian Riviera that gets love on this board, but I have not been to the location.

      Here's a list of very good to great delis in addtion to the ones mentioned above, IMHO:

      Italian:
      Valente, Fairview
      Visentini Bros., Lodi
      Mela, Garfield
      Latona, Garfield
      Clememte, South Hackensack
      Piccolo Gastronomia Italiana, Ridgefield

      Polish:
      Piast, Garfield
      Golden Eagle, Garfield
      Super Deli, Wallington

      German:
      Kochers, Ridgefield

      Jewish:
      Foster Village Delicatessen
      Sol 'n' Sol, Englewood
      Kosher Nosh, Glen Rock
      Harold's II Kosher Superrette, Paramus

      Hero:
      Denaro's Dumont

      General:

      Picnic Caterers, Emerson
      Cafasso's Fairway Market, Fort Lee

      There's a couple of places in Closter that some have mentioned on this site. One I believe is Isabella's, the other, the name escapes me at the moment. There's two in Northvale/Norwood, but I was not impressed with either. These will get you started for now. If I can think of others or remember the names of the ones I missed, I'll report back.

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