Best of Boston

2015 Best Deli

Sam LaGrassa’s

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 roast beef will be piled high and slid across the counter, likely by Sam LaGrassa himself. We’re partial to the corned-beef-and-pastrami combo—topped with coleslaw, Swiss, and Russian dressing—and the “Roast Beef Blues,” a flavor bomb of tender meat, blue cheese dressing, and caramelized onions.

44 Province St., Boston, 617-357-6861,