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Kosher Deli in east Queens.

CCSPRINGS Mar 21, 2013 11:45 AM

Where are all the the Mom and Pop kosher delis? I have been living in Suffolk for a while and much has changed. Western Nassau would be ok even though that is slightly out of the title's scope. I tend to shy from chains, trying to support the little guy. Any recommendations would be great!

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  1. johnk RE: CCSPRINGS Mar 21, 2013 12:09 PM

    Have you tried Pastrami N Friends in Commack? Good quality and real nice people. Commack Road near Jericho.
    Deli King in Lake Success (haven't been there in a couple of years) was always solid. Ben's Best (not the Ben's chain) on QB in Rego Park is also very good.
    Regards, JK

    1. CCSPRINGS RE: CCSPRINGS Mar 22, 2013 06:05 AM

      Thanks, thats a great start!

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        lenorel57 RE: CCSPRINGS Mar 22, 2013 04:58 PM

        If you go to Deli KIng you may be the only one there. For some reason it's very depressing . The food is okay. Closer to Queens is the Kensington Deli in Great Neck. It's good, but very small. Better for takeout.

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          stuartlafonda RE: lenorel57 Mar 23, 2013 08:52 AM

          Kensington Deli, few places I have disliked more. Do they actually cook anything? Last time I was there everything either came out of a Hebrew National bag or from a huge plastic tub. They don't even have real plates or silverware, everything was plastic. At Deli King the chicken in a pot is a favorite in my family and while the meats come out of bags as well, they do cook other food and have all the Ashkenazi classics. I fill the deli meat craving in the city or at Ben's Best. I am curious, has Kensington Deli changed?

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            lenorel57 RE: stuartlafonda Mar 23, 2013 02:50 PM

            I was passing on a recommendation I received. I guess I shouldn't do that. I haven't been there in a longtime.

            Is Ben's still in Bay Terrace in Bayside? I don't think that's the best either; but it is a kosher deli.

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              CCSPRINGS RE: lenorel57 Mar 23, 2013 04:51 PM

              Ben's in Bay Terrace is still there. They are always an option.

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            janie RE: lenorel57 Mar 24, 2013 10:26 AM

            they get a lot of lij vicinity traffic at deli king, lots of doc offices in area, too..so lunch time can be busy there and early bird dinner, lots of elderly couples eating there--their stuffed cabbage is good, matzoh ball soup used to be good, but their balls are too hard not fluffy enough for me--their cabbage soup is good though--good coleslaw, and pastrami is good--like their french fries also--they get their knishes from knishnosh on queens blvd---there is also the place in long beach, name is not coming to my mind at the moment....ben's in rego park, i can't stand...

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              stuartlafonda RE: janie Mar 24, 2013 03:38 PM

              Janie, are you thinking of Lido Kosher Deli? It fills a need on the way back from the beach. Just a guess but is Ben's Best to grimey for you, is that the reason for your dislike of the place?

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                janie RE: stuartlafonda Mar 25, 2013 07:36 AM

                yes!, Ben's--yes, and I don't like their food or attitudes...however, I will say that i've had their catered platters at others offices or homes, and they are quite good!

        2. janie RE: CCSPRINGS Mar 22, 2013 04:26 PM

          2nd deli king in new hyde park, although the bagel place there is awful in the same shopping center...--if you go there ,check out the improved iavorone, much enlarged, bigger selection...

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            Anne RE: CCSPRINGS Mar 22, 2013 06:32 PM

            LOVE the pastrami on rye at Ben's Best on Queen's Blvd near 63rd Drive in Rego Park.

            1. Jeffsayyes RE: CCSPRINGS Mar 23, 2013 04:42 AM

              go for the corned beef at Ben's Best, if you go - as opposed to pastrami.

              1. CCSPRINGS RE: CCSPRINGS Mar 23, 2013 01:23 PM

                Buddy's Kosher Delicatessen
                21501 73rd Ave, Flushing, NY

                Anyone been to Buddy's?

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                  Robotron RE: CCSPRINGS Mar 23, 2013 04:57 PM

                  I've been to Buddy's a few times. Everything I tried was decent, just nothing to write home about. I go to Buddy's mostly because it's close to my house. Ben's Best in Rego Park would be more of a destination deli for me.

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                    jugenjury RE: CCSPRINGS Apr 11, 2013 08:51 AM

                    Check out Bellcrest Kosher Deli on Merrick Road in Bellmore NY

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                      stuartlafonda RE: jugenjury Apr 11, 2013 12:17 PM

                      I have passed that place a million times on my way to All American and shamefully, never tried it. What do you recommend to eat there?

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