Not just any old sub shop can satisfy your taste buds like a traditional deli. From turkey specials to pastrami on rye, to more adventurous delicacies like brisket and tongue, we’ve hand-selected the five best delis in all of South Florida.
1 Jerry's Famous Deli
The flagship location of Jerry's Famous Deli opened in L.A. back in 1978. Since then, the deli has been a Hollywood staple, acting as a tourist attraction, and celebrity destination. It is often frequented by the characters of HBO's "Entourage." Their location in South Beach holds the same reputation — and its tasty, traditional deli fare is available 24 hours.
1450 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.534.3244; www.jerrysfamousdeli.com
2 Roasters 'n Toasters
This authentic New York-style Jewish deli has found a permanent home down in South Miami. They've also recently opened their newest location in Miami Beach. Must-tries of the menu include their delicious matzo ball soup, hearty bagels, Jack's turkey special (complete with Russian dressing) and their brisket. The food is so good, it may even rival Bubby's home-cooking.
9465 South Dixie Highway, Pinecrest, 305.251.4848; www.roastersntoasters.com and 525 Arthur Godfrey Road, Miami Beach, 305.531.7691
3 La Sandwicherie
La Sandwicherie in Miami Beach is a French-inspired sandwich place and a local favorite. Sandwiches are served on fresh baguettes or croissants. And make sure you try their homemade, signature French vinaigrette dressing. Bon Appetit!
229 14th St., Miami Beach, 305.532.8934; www.lasandwicherie.com
4 Ben's Kosher Deli
Hailing directly from New York, Ben's Kosher Deli is Boca Raton's premier Jewish delicatessen. They've got all your standard deli meats, along with some signature goodies like their stuffed cabbage, beef tongue polonaise and unique chicken fricassee.
9942 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, 561.470.9963; www.bensdeli.net
5 Buena Vista Deli
Buena Vista Deli doubles as a cozy cafe and French-style deli. You'll be tempted to try their variety of freshly baked breads and homemade baked goods. Only the freshest ingredients are used in their menu items, which made to order by chef and co-owner Claude Postel.
4590 NE Second Ave., in the Design District, 305.576.3945; www.buenavistadeli.com