Food & Drink

Miami's 10 Best Delicatessens

Published On 08/20/2015 Published On 08/20/2015
MATT MELTZER/Thrillist
Matt Meltzer/Thrillist
KAREN KATONA/Roasters 'N Toasters
SAGE DELI
KALINKA
MATT MELTZER/THRILLIST
ETZEL ITZIK
CARLOS MILLER/Roasters 'N Toasters
LIZ NEWMAN/THRILLIST
MADE IN ITALY
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1. Europa Delicatessen 425 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

At this little place wedged between 4th and 5th, you can find stuff typically only found by crossing the Atlantic, like Austrian soda, German cheese, and all varieties of meats, wines, and pastas imported from Italy. Also sandwiches on fresh-baked bread, or enjoy a hot bowl of the best goulash you'll find in Miami.

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2. Stephen’s Restaurant 1000 East 16th Street, Hialeah, FL 33010

This New York-style deli in Hialeah has been around for 60 years and Chef June has been there for 57 or those years. The food’s all sandwiches and serious deli stuff, plus great matzoh ball soup.

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3. Roasters 'n Toasters 525 Arthur Godfrey Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Miami Beach)

This deli is a sequel to the Pinecrest original, and differs slightly. They still serve up fresh bagels and mountainous deli sandwiches -- plus skirt steak and quesadillas.

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4. Sage Bagel and Deli 800 E Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Run by a Queens native, this Hallandale spot has been the go-to for bagels and deli sammies for over 40 years.

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5. Kalinka 18090 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles, FL 33160

At this deli in Little Moscow, you can find stuff usually only stocked in Russian grocery stores, and must-try dessert cakes like the Napoleon and the Medovik don't disappoint.

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6. Toasted Bagelry and Deli 83 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130

TBD's cooking up burgers and wraps named after Miami 'hoods, like the Calle Ocho Panini and the Golden Glades Cheese Steak. They've also got bagels on bagels, as the name would imply, with eight different kinds of homemade cream cheese to choose from.

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7. Etzel Itzik 18757 W Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33180 (Aventura)

Unless you've got a good tip from some locals, you might not even know this place exists, but you should. You’ll receive a grand selection of salads with pita bread the moment you sit down, and it’s one of the few places in town that serve chicken heart. Oh, and if that's not for you, they also have Moroccan spicy sausage, kebab, and falafel.

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8. R n T Signature Grill 9471 S Dixie Hwy, Pinecrest, FL 33156 (Pinecrest)

After years of refusing to serve you dinner, unless you were really old and ate it at 3p, the duo behind 27yrs-young deli Roasters' n Toasters just unleashed R n T: an all-day, sub ‘n wing counter-service shop right next door that’s filled its flatscreen-equipped walls with sports memorabilia including Jeremy Shockey jerseys, Dan Marino's 400-TD plaque, and a “Hall of Fame” wall for athlete patrons to autograph (sorry, Eddy Curry, they said “athletes”).

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9. Josh's Deli 9517 Harding Ave, Miami, FL 33154 (North Miami Beach)

Josh's Deli is a "homey", kosher-style deli that has a menu that offers breakfast, soups, salads, and obviously "sandwiches and stuff".

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10. Made in Italy Gourmet 10 NE 27th St, Miami, FL 33137 (Wynwood)

Made in Italy Gourmet features at least a dozen hot and cold sandwiches. The Curma, a nickname for the Alp peak Mont Blanc de Courmayeur, is one of the most popular with Fontina, speck, and porcini mousse on ciabatta bread.

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