Ten Best Delis in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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2. Pomperdale New York Style Deli

Established over 30 years ago, this Oakland Park deli recently went through a chance of ownership (Queen's native and self-proclaimed "Deli guy," Larry Bruskin took it over in 2012). But it's back and even better than it was originally. Bruskin has spruced up the recipes by making everything from scratch and eliminating MSG from soups and stocks. While it's not fully kosher -- it'll surely slap some cheese on your reuben -- but it offers an array of jewish-style Eastern European specialties like knishes, kugels, nova, lox, whitefish, as well as the consummate corned beef and pastrami sandwiches piled high on savory rye.

Christina Mendenhall

1. Ben's New York Kosher Delicatessen

There are plenty of places that consider themselves New York style delis, but this place actually hails from the original five boroughs (it has locations in Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island). So for those New Yorkers who like to complain about the subpar food in South Florida, suck it. This Boca Raton spot is legit. It offers everything you'd find up north: whole rotisserie-roasted empire kosher chickens, beef-tongue Polonaise with raisin gravy, homemade stuffed derma, noodle pudding, kasha varnishkas, spinach logs, potato knishes, braised beef brisket, chicken in a pot, Hungarian goulash. And then there's the sandwiches. Served on chewy rye, it has all the meats one would hope for, including tongue, salami, pastrami, and house-pickled corned beef. Look: if you're not happy with the deli delicacies at this place, the problem is most likely you. Just sayin'.

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Location Info

TooJay's Gourmet Deli

801 S. University Drive, Plantation, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Original Pastrami Club

5240 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL

Category: Music

Zinger's Deli

7132 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

Flakowitz Restaurant & Deli

7410 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

My Market & Deli

229 SW 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

3 G's Gourmet Deli

5869 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Seaside Deli

4635 N. Ocean Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Pomperdale New York Style Deli

3055 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Ben's New York Kosher Delicatessen

9942 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

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The fact that V&S Deli isn't on this makes the list crap

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