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Sep 22, 2011 04:48 AM

Deli (Ballston Lake, Malta vicinity)?

Recently discovered Just Meat & Deli (Malta) and like their egg potato salad better than Lakeside Farm's (Ballston Lake) which IMO has a vinegary after taste. They also have fresh roast turkey (not just Boar's Head) and really good cookies with white chocolate and cherry. They carry Lutz potato chips which aren't always easy to find and lots of local products (peanut butter, etc.).

The Jonesville Store (Jonesville) is another option. Though their food has tasted fresher when I've had it at catered events. Their chicken curry remains my favorite.

Halfmoon Sandwich Shop works when I'm in Clifton Park. Though I prefer their sandwiches over salads. Gershon's in Schenectady is too far and the parking is always challenging. Is good deli like bagels/bialys and Greek food. . . better in a region other than the Capital Region?

Do I need to travel for deli food or are there any other houndworthy delis in the vicinity?

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  1. FDR, I understand a new deli, Savino's, opened last week at 585 Saratoga Rd. (rt. 50), Burnt Hills (Glenville?). It's located across the street and just down from Fogg's Automotive in a small plaza with a few other businesses, right across from a Judo place

    I'm told the menu consists of Grinders, a few salads and pasta dishes, as well as daily specials, desserts, and soup. They also bake their own bread and are open Mon through Sat, 10 - 7. I'm sure it's a lot simpler than the other places as it is just starting out. I hope to get there soon and check out that homemade bread.

    Savino's Deli
    585 Saratoga Rd, Schenectady, NY 12302

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    1. re: Roger K

      Thanks, Roger K. Will have to check it out next time I'm over there . . .would love to find a bakery, etc. with homemade bread.

      I buy P. Chopper bread (don't like what I read on the label ingredient list) when I can't get to Mrs. London's and Perreca's.

    2. I would'nt rule out the Ben and Bills deli at the larger Price Choppers (Malta, and the in-town one in Saratoga. Great pastrami and corned beef sandwiches. Have no recommendations on their salads, so your on your own there.

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        1. re: trakman

          I have not seen a Ben and Bills in The Shops of Malta?

          Also, maybe something houndworthy will go into Ellsworth Commons (mixed use w/rentals and townhomes on Route 9 near the Malta Community Center) in the "new Downtown Malta".

          1. re: financialdistrictresident

            I know I was surprised to see a Ben and Bills inside one of the Price Choppers recently, and it may have been the one in Malta. Btw, the pastrami and corned beef at each Ben & Bills comes from Old World Provisions which owns the Troy Helmbold plant. If you're not familiar with them, they sell to iconic New York City delis.

            Old World Cafe
            807 Carman Ave, Westbury, NY 11590

            1. re: Roger K

              Roger K, I recall reading a thread about Old World Provisions. Maybe a PSZaas post?

              Is this the same Ben as Long Island Ben's?


              I only eat poultry and fish but would love to find some good whitefish salad. SO just brought me some smoked salmon from Oscar's (Warrensburg) . . .

              PS What's up with the knife and fork on a plate?

              1. re: financialdistrictresident

                Just had some whitefish salad from Fresh Market..... not bad. Ben & Bills is from Acme... usually too salty for me. When the make fresh, it's pretty good.

                1. re: jaylhorner

                  jaylhorner, is Fresh Market (similar to a Whole Foods?) the new place in Latham? I haven't been yet.

                  Do you know if Gershon's has whitefish salad?

                  1. re: financialdistrictresident

                    Like a mini Whole Foods.... a few notches lower. You should go there. Good selection of produce and specialty items.
                    Gershon's has whitefish salad that is usually good .... sometimes too salty for my taste. We usually try a little before buying.

                2. re: financialdistrictresident

                  FDR, Let me start with Ben and Bill's Deli is not related to the Ben's on L.I. I believe Price Chopper first introduced this "boutique" deli line back in 2006 to a very select number (maybe 2 or 3) of their 100 plus stores at the time.

                  I recall from your previous comments that you eat poultry and fish, but I was trying to reply to both you and trakman, who mentioned B&B's pastrami and corned beef, at the same time.

                  That certainly was nice of SO to bring you Oscar's smoked salmon. I love it. I don't recall if they have it in Clifton Park, but I recall seeing a number of Oscar's products for sale in one of the apple orchard stores on Rt. 9. Lindsey's Country Store? De Voe's Rainbow Orchard? They are both near the Walmart. It probably would be frozen, however.

                  Finally, I noticed the fork & knife on the red circle the other day too and wondered what was going on. It seems that CH has updated their previous icon (blue color?) for those members who have not chosen to upload a photo to their profile. You'll notice jaylhorner has a photo instead of the red plate.

                  De Voe's Rainbow Orchard
                  1569 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065

                  1. re: Roger K

                    Thanks, Roger K.

                    I've never seen the smoked salmon at Lakeside Farms, another local purveyor of Oscar's products. I'll have to check out Lindsey's to see if they carry the s. salmon. Can't wait to try it with a Kossar's bialy :)

                    1. re: financialdistrictresident

                      FDR, just saw that the Schenectady Coop carries a decent line of Oscar's products. But I couldn't recall that it was salmon that you craved so I can't tell you if they stock it. I suppose you could give them a call.

                    2. re: Roger K

                      Roger K, I saw Ben & Bill's at the S. Springs Price Chopper. The woman told me Golub's father started it. I didn't have time for the samples she wanted me to try. Next time I'm in S. Springs . . .

                      1. re: financialdistrictresident

                        Ben was Lewis Golub's father, Bill was Neil Golub's father. They were both long gone when Ben & Bill's was started.

                          1. re: financialdistrictresident

                            It's just a deli counter at a couple of Price Choppers, but the sandwiches (or meats by-the-pound) are genuinely excellent, hand-sliced pastrami, rye bread brought up from Rockland County, You have to eat the sandwich in the store if you want it warm, and while there's plenty of seating, you're still eating in a supermarket, but the sandwich is the real deal.

            2. Sorry to be late to the party in this thread. The Capital District is not a haven for delicatessen, except for Italian delis, of which there are many excellent ones, probably a subject for a separate thread. But Saati's in Latham hasn't been mentioned in this thread, and provides good quality Jewish deli, to take out or to eat in.

              Saati Deli & Catering
              586 New Loudon Rd, Latham, NY 12110

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              1. re: PSZaas

                Got my Second Avenue Deli fix last month :)

                Look forward to trying Saati Dei (hopefully parking is easier than at Gershon's).

                Had a fresh roast turkey sandwich at Just Meats. With romaine and russian on some very good rye bread. Really good cherry, white chocolate homemade cookies. Lutz potato chips. So happy I discovered Just Meats. And they are such nice people.