Long Island is home to countless delicatessens, each with their own characters behind the counter who serve patrons their favorite twists on sandwiches, hot plates and cold cuts. Only a handful earn the honor of being designated the Best Delicatessen on Long Island, however. Here are this year’s winners of Best Delicatessen on Long Island.
Long Islanders Voted Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Best Delicatessen on Long Island!
1. Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen
Multiple locations. www.bensdeli.net
Ben’s Deli goes above and beyond the call of duty. They cure their own corned beef, offer home delivery, and faithfully observe kosher dietary laws. In addition, Ben’s caters for every occasion, from big extravaganzas down to a classic frankfurter cart. All the food is freshly made and well known for the gargantuan size proportions.
2. Iavarone Bros.
Multiple Locations. 877-IBFOODS. www.ibfoods.com
Calling Iavarone Bros. a deli is kind of like calling the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel a mural. This place has everything, from gourmet Italian eats to standard deli fare. You’ll never starve, or even get hungry for that matter, at Iavarone Bros.
3. Seaqua Delicatessen
4250 Jerusalem Ave., Massapequa. 516-799-5600. www.seaquadeli.com
From box lunches to platters, from breakfast to lunch to dinner, Seaqua has you covered. And their pastrami sandwich topped with coleslaw will make you feel like you’ve died and gone to super heaven.