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.
Almost a week never goes by when we’re not stopping by our favorite hometown deli. Smith Street Deli is the neighborhood go-to spot for all phases of the day; they’ve got breakfast, lunch and dinner covered. So, if you’re ever in the Merrick area, this is one casual spot that you can’t afford to miss.
When Roast Sandwich Shop opened back in 2010, it was truly the talk of the town. A small sandwich shop in size, it makes up for that both in flavor and uniqueness here on the island. They’re something special in the Melville area and those who both work and live on or near this busy corridor are witnessing something truly special.
If you’ve lived on Long Island for long enough or you have visited Boca Raton, Florida, then there’s a strong possibility that you have stopped into a Ben’s Kosher Deli for a quick bite. Ben’s has been a fixture within our community for quite some time. In the immediate area, there’s a location in Woodbury as well as this location that we visited here in Carle Place. It’s a haven for matzo ball soup, brisket, knish’s and of course, hot dogs.
Town Bagel of Plainview was our go-to lunch spot while we were growing up in Plainview back in the early 1990’s. Since that time its always had the same decor and design, a point that we always noticed on our recent trips there. That’s changing now with the just unveiled re-design of our favorite bagel spot.
On FiOS1 Long Island’s Restaurant Hunter, it’s our job to take you across the island to some of our favorite dining destinations. On our recent “Sandwich” episode, we took you from Merrick to Westbury and then finished up in Port Jefferson for some of our lunchtime favorites. To follow along at home on where we took the viewers, follow on through below.