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Sep 9, 2011 01:19 PM

best delicatessen in Hamilton

Any good places with awesome hot pastrami or smoked meat sandwiches?

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  1. If you're willing to spend a half hour to hour getting to Toronto, then there's Caplansky's on College.

    356 College Street, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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    1. re: extramsg

      Ive never been even though i am from toronto. Id much rather go to Center Street Deli or Pancers if i was in town there too unbelievable.

      1. re: darkstar.

        I'm more a fan of the revivalist Jewish delis, like Mile End, Stopsky's, Wise Sons, and my own Kenny & Zuke's. Caplansky's is definitely along those lines. They're less homogenous, more like I imagine delis were at their inception over a century ago. Had the Caplansky's platter tonight with pickled tongue, smoked meat, smoked turkey, grilled salami, and chopped liver -- all done from scratch in-house, I believe. The smoked meat definitely tastes like it since it has actual smokiness unlike so much of the "smoked" meat in Montreal. The tongue was perfect: luscious and tender with nice rounded pickling flavor.

        356 College Street, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

    2. Detour in Dundas has a great smoked meat sandwich. (and lots of other wonderful things!)