Miami has a unique take on delis with the most popular being a little non-traditional. Sure there are the classic NY delis, but the most popular among the chic set skew slightly Euro with Salumeria and Buena Vista unlikely favorites in the town that spawned Wolfies.
4590 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137 (305) 576-3945
Buena Vista Deli
This cozy deli skews more France than New York, offering an array of fresh baked artisan breads, homemade pastries, and gourmet cheeses. Options range from cold salads, classic Turkey and Swiss to homemade rilletes and duck pate. Fun fact: this is one of foodie Lee Shrager’s favorite spots.
3451 NE 1st Ave #104, Miami, FL 33137 (305) 424-9588
Based on the concept of an Italian charcuterie, Salumeria 104 brings the authentic rustic charm of the European countryside to Miami’s vibrant Midtown. They offer table service and a limited, but delicious menu of antipasti and simple home-cooked meals. Famous for their wide array of cold cuts, order some for lunch on fresh focaccia.
1656 Alton Rd Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 672-1861 17190 Collins Ave Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 (305) 947-4581
This Gourmet Market originally opened its doors in 1945 as a Prime meat butcher shop in Miami Beach. It's known for having the best of everything, including a deli that is as famous for its long lines as it is for hot prepared foods and premium cold cuts. Call the "menu line" to find out if they've got your faves before braving traffic.
1450 Collins Ave Miami, FL 33139 (305) 532-8030
Jerry’s Famous Deli
Originally from the west coast, where it attracted the rich and famous, Jerry’s Famous Deli has become a celebrity in it’s own right. It acts as a tourist attraction while upholding the traditional deli standard that it has set for more than 30 years. Open 24 hours and located in the heart of Miami Beach, this Hollywood Icon is the perfect stop after late night out.
9517 Harding Ave Surfside, FL 33154 (305) 397-8494
A newcomer to Miami's deli scene, Josh's takes a unique, artisanal approach to traditional deli fare. Excellence takes time as do the house-made pickles, bagels, matzoh ball soup and pastrami. All sandwiches come on rye bread with fresh slaw.