Lido Kosher Deli in Long Beach
Real Jewish delis are hard to come by these days. As Wally Goetz, the owner of Lido Kosher Deli will tell you, it’s a dying breed. Lido Kosher Deli is a hub of activity on the south shore. During our lunchtime visit there were streams of people coming in to take out and sit down at one of the best on the island.
The first thing to hit you when you walk in the door is the large counter that offers a variety of items to order and consume. There’s knish’s, franks in blankets, salads, peppers and more all fresh and all tasty. Real kosher delis are unique and at Lido Kosher Deli all of the employees are as well. Each one was wearing a shirt that said “Wally” on the tag, so even though Wally may not always be in the restaurant, he truly is there all of the time.
Lido Kosher Deli offers something that isn’t readily available any longer. The atmosphere hasn’t been updated for quite a while (save for some remodeling due to Hurricane Sandy) but that’s part of the charm. Come in for some hot matzah ball soup (or kreplach), a brisket sandwich and leave with a full belly and a smile. All unpretentious and delicious.
Lido Kosher Deli
641 1/2 E Park Ave
Long Beach, NY 11561