Ten Best Delis in Broward and Palm Beach Counties
Stemming from the Latin word delicatus, meaning "pleasing," delicatessen means different things in different places.
In Europe, delicatessen indicates high-quality foods with high price points -- they're frequently found in luxury department stores, like Harrods.
Australia follows that interpretation.
But, here in the U.S., when we say deli, we're talking about a mixture of grocery store and fast-casual restaurant.
Sure, there are different variations. Many traditional Eastern European delicatessens offer counter and sit down service with a customary selection of kosher-style fare (think pastrami, briskets, and reubens). However, being that we're the world's largest melting pot, the term also encompasses casual sandwich shops with convenience stores attached.
No matter what definition appeals to you, there's no denying that a good deli is just straight up delicious.
With that, we bring to you the ten best delis in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
Levy's Kosher facebook
Not just a deli, but an entire kosher restaurant -- just in case you didn't pick that up from the name -- this Hollywood spot offers a large selection Middle Eastern and Eastern European fare. Sure, we love the shawarma and shishkabab. And yeah, we're all about the burgers and the hummus. But when we're looking for some smoked turkey and pastrami in Hollywood, this is where it's at.
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With over 24 locations throughout the state, this gourmet deli is an institution in Florida. Each one offers glistening cases of sweets and salads, like egg salad, dill chicken salad, whitefish, and black and white cookies. It offers all the Jewish classics: matzo ball soup, stuffed cabbage, crunchy potato latkes, and cheese blintzes. And the sandwiches are as bona fide as you'll get with selections ranging from hot corned beef and pastrami to reubens and brisket, each of which is served on your choice of freshly baked rye, whole wheat, challah, bagel, or deli roll.
801 S. University Drive, Plantation, FL
5240 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL
7132 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, FL
7410 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL
229 SW 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL
5869 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL
4635 N. Ocean Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL
3055 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
9942 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, FL