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Ben’s Best Delicatessen
96-40 Queens Blvd., Rego Park
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to
Credit Cards: All
Reservations: Not needed, come as you are
Parking: No onsite parking. Street parking
|Richy, Guy Fieri and Jay hanging out at Ben’s Best Deli after Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives filming.
Ben’s Best Delicatessen on Queens Boulevard is a true New York Classic. From the food to the old-school ambience, this eatery is a deli lover’s favorite.
It’s no wonder the Food Network’s Guy Fieri recently brought his crew to this third-generation kosher staple for this Monday’s new episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”
Though we all have to wait until Monday to see the details, stuffed cabbage and kreplach will be on the menu when the show airs at 9 p.m.
The stuffed cabbage is perfect, served in a tomato base sauce and accompanied by mixed carrots and peas. The sandwiches are superb, with pastrami and corned beef piled high, cut carefully and delicious. Both sweet, and russet potato fries accompany the meal. They come to the table steaming hot, and are incredibly flavorful.
Serving traditional kosher-deli food, awesome pastrami, great corned beef, pickles and other classics, Ben’s Best is a throwback and a great place to take anyone for a real New York experience. While dining with the owner, Jay Parker, a diverse range of customers strolled in to stuff their stomachs with premium kosher food. Parker is a dutiful owner that took over the business after working on Wall Street for many years.
After his father retired, Jay took over the restaurant and runs it like a well-oiled machine.
If you can pry him from behind his office at the end of the deli counter, he will provide interesting conversation on all things political, social and edible. In a word, he’s a real mensch.
The Kosher Deli is a disappearing animal in the food scene. With Queens being transformed into a bubbling crock-pot of ethnicities, those hungry for sour pickles and stuffed cabbage have been cast off into the sea of food possibilities.
However, there is hope for those in search of Matzo Balls. Come for a nosh at Ben’s Best, it won’t disappoint.
In addition to deli favorites, Ben’s also features a complete menu of breakfast items and complete dinners at good prices. With entrée’s starting at just $14, this is a meal that won’t hurt your bottom line.