Best place for deli meats--MSP?
I have a hard time trying to find some decent roast beef, turkey, and other cold cuts. Cub is horrible. Rainbow is so-so. The boar's head stuff they sell at byerly's-lunds is somewhat okay. But there's got to be something better out there, for the price. Where do you guys get yours?
I go to Clancey's in Linden Hills--it's the same fresh-sliced meat they use for their sandwiches. I've also heard very good things about the Wedge's deli meats (the fresh-sliced, not the pre-packaged), but have never tried it.
Broder's, Cossetta's, Cecil's, France 44 Deli or St. Paul Cheese Shop, or Surdyk's Cheese Shop might have what you're seeking.
Boar's Head Turkey-Pastrami is better than most of the run-of-the-mill grocery deli-counter turkey to my taste.
Buon Giorno in Lillydale is my favorite for high quality at a reasonable price. Never been disappointed by anything I've had there. I would go to Surdyk's more often for deli meats (also top notch), but it's not as close to me as Buon Giorno is. You can also try the Seward co-op on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. They have a phenomenal meat counter - one of the best in the area. Their sausages and other charcuterie are excellent, but I haven't tried their deli meats. In my experience, the folks at BG, Surdyk's, and Seward co-op have allways been very nice, no snooty attitude like at some other purveyors of meats.
You can also try Delmonico's in NE Minneapolis (1112 Summer Street Northeast). It's a small mom-and-pop style Italian shop. They might not have everything you need, but the stuff there is good quality at a reasonable price. And the guys that work there are a riot. The place is worth a visit.
If you're looking for high end stuff, I can tell you about a shop in Philly that does mail order of some of the best charcuterie around.