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.
Holy God! Seward Co-op's turkey is fantastic. It tastes like........real turkey. If only their soups tasted half as good.
Next stop, Surdyks.
Thanks for the tip.
Don't forget abour France 44 in Mpls and St. Paul. Nice selection of imported meats including a couple kinds of Iberico among other delicious meats and cheeses. Also a wonderful place to stop in for a sandwich.
France 44 Wines & Spirits
4351 France Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410