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Jul 15, 2010 08:13 AM

Best sliced to order deli meats...

I usually go with boar's head,but I'm looking to step it up with a fresher, in house cooked deli meat, especially turkey...prefeably in the Boston area. any suggestions?

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  1. Roche Bros. roasts meats in-house and they are delicious. Sometimes we ask them to slice the turkey thick and get a container of their gravy and make hot turkey sandwiches. I know the gravy is made in-house, too.

    A second choice would be Russo's. Russo's has meats they roast in-house and also carries Thumann's products, which I like better than Boar's Head. They also have Niman Ranch ham.

    Roche Bros Supermarket
    34 Cambridge St, Burlington, MA

    1. J Pace's and Son's seems a good spot, at least when I get their italian sandwich, the meats seem very good quality and freshness. They are in the North End

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      1. re: devilham

        I had a Pace proscuitto sub today..agree excellent. They're also in the FD on Devonshire, Seaport, near MGH and in Saugus.

        Salumeria Italiana in the NE also has great Italian cold cuts.

        Salumeria Italiana
        151 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109

        1. re: 9lives

          Whole foods has decent turkey and roast beef. I actually like Boar's Head better though. We get cold cuts in Medford at Bob's. Savenor's has tasty ham.

          1. re: 9lives

            Was the prociutto imported or domestic at Pace?

            1. re: southie_chick

              Pace sells Canadian for about $12/lb..Italian for $20ish.

              The sandwiches are made with the Canadian.

              Both imported but the Italian is better for stand alone.less salt. In a sandwich,with other ingredients, the difference is neglible.

              Fresh Cheese on Fleet exclusively uses Italian..and makes a great sandwich...better bread than Pace.

              Baltic and the Brookline Russion markets slice some good salami too.Corned beef at Michael's in Brookline..Pastrami at Sam Lagrassa's.

              All good sliced to order deli meats and far better than Boar's Head.

              Fresh Cheese
              81 Endicott St, Boston, MA 02113

              1. re: 9lives

                Thanks 9 - I used to work in Wellsley for years & got spoiled by the Tutto Italiano subs - I ALWAYS got the bread since the rolls would almost break my
                teeth ; ). Now that I'm in the Financial District, I'm looking for a good Italian/prociutto sub - I'll have to try Fresh Cheese soon.

        2. Russo's in Watertown has excellent cold cuts including a house roast turkey. I also love the Niman Ranch Ham.

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          1. re: gltsoi

            It's true that they have some good deli meats, but I was very disappointed in some Serrano ham I got from them several weeks ago. Half of the ham was completely dried out and tasted like rubber. If they are going to have specialty hams like Serrano, they should learn to take better care of them.

          2. There are two places in the Boston area that I know of where you can get turkey that tastes like actual home-roasted Thanksgiving turkey: Whole Foods (their in-store roasted version, not the brand names) and DeLuca's Markets.

            I haven't tried Roch Bros. or Russo's but their reputation is good.

            DeLuca's Market
            11 Charles St, Boston, MA

            1. Went to Baza for the first time last month and was pleasantly surprised by the variety of deli meats offered. Especially love their "Old Polish Ham."

              30 Tower Road, Newton, MA 02464

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              1. re: emilief

                I agree, some of Baza's deli meats are excellent.

                30 Tower Road, Newton, MA 02464