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Mar 24, 2014 11:54 AM


Craving a NYC Deli style reuben or crispy monte cristo sandwich (I like mine with real maple syrup on the side). But currently I am living on the North Shore. Any where I can satisfy this craving w/o hopping on the Acela? South to Boston or North to Southern NH/ME --either direction works for me.

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  1. I don't think it will compare to a true NY deli but we love Karls in Peabody.

    Is Chelsea too far? You could try Arthurs. Couldn't find a web site but they are on FB

    In the Boston area there is Sam LaGrassa and Michael's Deli

    Although there are many many on this site who will tell you it can't be had in this area.

    1. LaGrassa (Downtown Boston) and Zaftig's (Brookline and Natick) both do a fine version of a reuben.

      Formaggio, in Cambridge, sometimes offers a great reuben (to go only). You'd have to call to find out when it's offered; it may only be on Saturdays when they're not doing their sidewalk bbq. lists 160 places that have some sort of reuben on their menu:

        1. re: drewinmrblhd

          Not a comment on their sandwiches -- I've never had one -- but their website boasts "Real New York Style Deli Sandwiches," yet shows a photo of a sandwich that's unlike anything you'd find in a NY deli! (That said, if the sandwiches are good, I don't really care whether it's a "real New York style deli sandwich.")

        2. Evan's Deli in Marblehead has some good corned beef and pastrami.

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            1. re: phatchris

              Evan's deli gets most of his food from Michael's Deli in Brookline. I have never been a fan of Evan's. Watching him microwave eggs in a plastic container sealed the deal for me. Marblehead has way too many better choices.

              1. re: drewinmrblhd

                Can't speak if his Eggs, but his Pastrami works for me.

            2. re: catsmeow

              Just read that Evans is going to have a food truck in Boston starting this Spring.

            3. I've heard good things about Lendy's in Saugus and they've survived a Panera moving in next to them.


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              1. re: wandergirl

                I forgot about Lendys. Good stuff.