Best of Boston

2017 Best Deli


We’d love to tell you how tasty the hot house-smoked pastrami and creamy blintzes are at Mamaleh’s, but oy vey, we’re stuffed like a kishka and can barely finish writing this. For years the area has been short on real-deal Jewish delicatessens, and now we finally have one that satisfies all of our cravings, right down to the cherry phosphates and crisp, golden latkes just like Mom used to make. Bring the experience home with you via the takeout counter, generously stocked with all manner of smoked fish and cold cuts.

One Kendall Sq., Cambridge, 617-958-3354,