Best of Boston

Best Deli

2016 Best Deli

Moody’s Delicatessen

Waltham
At Moody’s, even the bologna sandwiches are on another level. That’s because owner Joshua Smith crafts everything in house—salumi and sausages, sure, but also the […] read more»
2015 Best Deli

Sam LaGrassa’s

Boston
If the line seems daunting at lunchtime, don’t worry—it’ll be just minutes until you reach the front, where the warm, sliced-to-order corned beef, pastrami, and […] read more»
2014 Best Deli

Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions

Waltham
To be clear, the word ” delicatessen” in Moody’s moniker is not meant to imply eats of the kosher Jewish variety (though after a bite […] read more»
2013 Best Deli

Michael’s Deli

Brookline
Sure, it’s a bit dingy on the inside. And yes, we find it strange that the specialty sandwiches are named after conservative talk-radio hosts. But […] read more»
2012 Best Deli

Rubin’s Kosher Restaurant Delicatessen

Brookline
Sadly, the deli is seriously endangered in this country. Thankfully here in Boston, or in Brookline anyway, at least one shining outpost exists, an homage […] read more»
2011 Best Deli

Rubin’s Kosher Restaurant Delicatessen

Brookline
Sure, the sandwiches are just as good at Michael’s Deli, located half a mile down Harvard Street, but what sets Rubin’s apart is the atmosphere. […] read more»
2010 Best Deli

Michael’s Deli

Brookline
If you’re looking for deli atmosphere, head to Rubin’s—it’s like a time machine, taking you back to an era when the term ‘hot tongue’ had […] read more»
2008 Best Deli

Rubin’s Kosher Restaurant Delicatessen

Brookline
Yarmulke-bedecked customers attest to the kosher bona fides at this Brookline mainstay, where the takeout case is long and complete, the sandwiches are overstuffed with […] read more»
1999 Best Deli, Jewish

Zaftigs

Brookline
This isn’t the place to start a diet, unless you’re on a strict regimen of noodle kugel, knishes, and chopped liver. The fresh cheese blintzes […] read more»
1998 Best Deli, Kosher

Rubin’s

Brookline
There’s a reason places like the Harvard Club and the Four Seasons Hotel send out to Rubin’s when their guests want kosher meals. This is […] read more»
1990 Best Deli, Italian

Salumeria Italiana

Boston
If you really know sopresata, Taleggio, pancetta, and pecorino, then you probably know the Salumeria in the North End. If you don’t know the Salumeria, […] read more»
1983 Best Deli

Berezka Food Store

Brighton
The city’s first Russian deli (as far as we know). Terrific food, friendly people. Very unusual. read more»
1982 Best Deli

Rubin’s Kosher Delicatessen

Brookline
The best—and perhaps only—handcut pastrami in town. read more»
1981 Best Deli

Rubin’s Kosher Delicatessen

Brookline
Where else for pastrami? And to our way of thinking, when you’ve found the pastrami, you’ve found the best deli. read more»