Massachusetts Deli Named One Of The Best In America
A few short blocks down from Coolidge Corner T stop in Brookline is where you will find the Massachusetts establishment that was named one of the best delis in America by Mashed, late last year.
“An authentic deli is all about manned counters of fresh cold cuts (especially pastrami and corned beef), cheeses, and made-to-order sandwiches, with rye bread being the cornerstone,” Mashed explains. They also opened their feature by explaining a bit about the history of Jewish delis in America.
This popular lunch spot in Brookline is a great representation of that. In fact, they are currently taking Rosh Hashanah (September 11) and Yom Kippur (September 20) orders.
In addition to their piled-high sandwiches, Zaftigs is a bakery that serves breakfast all day. Furthermore, they have a well-established reputation for serving one of the best soups in town. “Many delicatessens are also known for their homemade soups like matzo ball, which is what Zaftigs Delicatessen in Brookline, Massachusetts, specializes in,” Mashed explains. They serve this in a cup, bowl, or take-home quart size.
Soups options are just two line items within this two-page menu. There are 26 different sandwich options at Zaftigs. If you prefer to design your own, you have that option as well. Choose between 14 different meats, and then pair it with your choice of bread (another 14 options). Finally, top it with your favorite dressing, cheese, lettuce and a pickle.
Zaftigs also serves hot dinner options in addition to their full breakfast menu. Cocktails are served as well. There are your typical Bloody Mary and Sangria mixes. In addition, if you are interested in specialties such as a “Bacon and Bourbon Mary,” you’ve come to the right spot.
When you think of your favorite deli, most likely a sandwich with a crunchy pickle comes to mind. However, the Massachusetts deli that was named one of the best in America has something delicious for every meal. They now have a second location open in Natick (1298 Worcester Street).