Long Island is home to endless delectable delicatessens, each with their own characters behind the counter, happily serving each of their patrons their favorite sandwich, hot plate or cold cut. Only a handful earn the honor of being designated the Best Delicatessen on Long Island. Here are this year’s winners of Best Delicatessen on Long Island.
Long Islanders Voted Iavarone Bros Best Delicatessen on Long Island!
1. Iavarone Bros.
Multiple Locations. www.ibfoods.com
Originating in Brooklyn in 1919, today it’s one of the largest, most highly regarded food companies in New York. Iavarone is not your typical deli by any stretch of the imagination. It is so, so much more. The European-style marketplace offers an extensive array of international and gourmet foods spanning the globe. Fresh seafood, prime meats, fresh fruits and vegetables and imported specialties you simply won’t find anywhere else—Iavarone Bros. is a shopper and foodie’s treasure trove.
2. Joe’s Meat & Gourmet Deli
783 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park. 516-326-7616. www.joesgourmetdeli.com
Gourmet doesn’t even begin to describe the goodness of Joe’s. From signature sandwiches like the Hitman (grilled chicken on a pita bread with fresh mozzarella, lettuce and tomato smothered in a pesto sauce) to soups like Chicken Tortilla and Cheese (corn tortilla flavor combined with Chipotle peppers, scallions and a creamy Colby Jack cheese), it’s no wonder this is a favorite among Long Islanders!
3. 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, and all the food is freshly made and well known for the gargantuan size proportions.