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Get Connected => Restaurants & Food => Topic started by: BennyB on July 26, 2020, 04:36:41 PM

Title: Deli with Sandwiches
Post by: BennyB on July 26, 2020, 04:36:41 PM
Looking for a deli that makes bacon, egg & cheese, chopped cheese and other deli sandwiches in the Jackson Heights area that is not K&L. Looking for a typical NYC bodega sandwich, not a fancy one.

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Deli with Sandwiches
Post by: Lilybell on July 27, 2020, 09:21:03 AM
I don't know of any besides K&L. But what is a chopped cheese sandwich? I've never heard of it and am curious.
Title: Re: Deli with Sandwiches
Post by: Shelby2 on July 27, 2020, 09:27:01 AM
I don't know of any besides K&L. But what is a chopped cheese sandwich? I've never heard of it and am curious.

I had never heard of it either, until its "rise to fame" :)

The Chopped Cheese’s Sharp Rise to Fame (https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/08/nyregion/chopped-cheese-sandwich-harlem.html)

Excerpt:

The chopped cheese is a New York success story — with a somewhat charged twist.

The sandwich, also called a chop cheese — ground beef with onions, topped by melted cheese and served with lettuce, tomatoes and condiments on a hero roll — has long been a staple of bodegas in Harlem and the Bronx. Now, it has started migrating from grill tops to restaurant menus, from the lyrics of rappers onto the pages of food blogs.

But this wider recognition has come with a side of controversy.

In June, a video made by a 20-year-old man from Harlem as a retort to a segment about the sandwich went viral, igniting a discussion about culture and privilege. The news that a new restaurant on the Upper West Side would feature a version costing more than $10 provoked another round of criticism.
Title: Re: Deli with Sandwiches
Post by: Shelby2 on July 27, 2020, 09:37:54 AM
It's possible that the info online is outdated, but the 8001 Gourmet Deli on Northern Blvd seems to have a lot of traditional deli menu items.

https://www.ubereats.com/new-york/food-delivery/8001-gourmet-deli/n8_35nIGQJ6YWmAy_bg91Q
Title: Re: Deli with Sandwiches
Post by: Lilybell on July 28, 2020, 09:44:02 AM
Thanks Shelby! Now I really want to try one, it sounds good.
Title: Re: Deli with Sandwiches
Post by: r on July 28, 2020, 07:19:05 PM
Why not K&L? They are so great 8)
Title: Re: Deli with Sandwiches
Post by: BennyB on July 28, 2020, 08:27:17 PM
Why not K&L? They are so great 8)

They are average to me, but just as expensive as Manhattan. When I lived in Brooklyn, there were many bodegas with cheap sandwiches (along with nicer delis like K&L). I was just wondering if that existed here but I don’t think it really does. Maybe in Astoria
Title: Re: Deli with Sandwiches
Post by: Jeffsayyes on July 29, 2020, 09:03:13 AM
Best bacon egg n cheese I have ever had is at Delicias Calenas, the colombian bakery on 73rd and 37th. They make their own bread (I think), and they fry the bacon. SOooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!
Title: Re: Deli with Sandwiches
Post by: BennyB on July 29, 2020, 09:41:08 AM
Best bacon egg n cheese I have ever had is at Delicias Calenas, the colombian bakery on 73rd and 37th. They make their own bread (I think), and they fry the bacon. SOooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!

Ok this is what I was looking for - awesome. Thanks!
Title: Re: Deli with Sandwiches
Post by: Jeffsayyes on July 29, 2020, 07:07:26 PM
Best bacon egg n cheese I have ever had is at Delicias Calenas, the colombian bakery on 73rd and 37th. They make their own bread (I think), and they fry the bacon. SOooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!

Ok this is what I was looking for - awesome. Thanks!


Please let me know what you think! Maybe actually had a better fancy pants one actually, but for a plebian one, this was my fave
Title: Re: Deli with Sandwiches
Post by: JHHD on July 29, 2020, 08:33:24 PM
If you're going to Astoria, try Sorriso on 30th Ave. Killer sandwiches, great homemade salami, and they know how to properly slice prosciutto di parma.
Title: Re: Deli with Sandwiches
Post by: dssjh on July 29, 2020, 08:58:42 PM
If you're going to Astoria, try Sorriso on 30th Ave. Killer sandwiches, great homemade salami, and they know how to properly slice prosciutto di parma.

along with DiPalo on Grand Street in Manhattan, the best salumi and Italian specialties around. but not a bacon, egg and cheese on the run kinda place for me.
Title: Re: Deli with Sandwiches
Post by: toddg on July 30, 2020, 09:45:51 AM
Nearby, Shah's deli at 74-05 37th Ave does fine for a breakfast sandwich.   

I don't think you're going to find chopped cheese anywhere around here. 
Title: Re: Deli with Sandwiches
Post by: Shelby2 on July 30, 2020, 02:06:46 PM
Nearby, Shah's deli at 74-05 37th Ave does fine for a breakfast sandwich.   

I don't think you're going to find chopped cheese anywhere around here.

The place I linked above (8001 Gourmet Deli) actually does list chopped cheese, however, I have no idea if that place actually exists or what the real menu looks like. I'm not sure I trust the link I posted, but perhaps at one point it was accurate. If I'm able to pass by, I will take a look to see what's there.
Title: Re: Deli with Sandwiches
Post by: Jeffsayyes on July 30, 2020, 02:39:36 PM
Nearby, Shah's deli at 74-05 37th Ave does fine for a breakfast sandwich.   

I don't think you're going to find chopped cheese anywhere around here.

The place I linked above (8001 Gourmet Deli) actually does list chopped cheese, however, I have no idea if that place actually exists or what the real menu looks like. I'm not sure I trust the link I posted, but perhaps at one point it was accurate. If I'm able to pass by, I will take a look to see what's there.


They are super nice guys. I bet if you asked for it and they didn't know it, they'd be open to it. It's just hamburger meat cut up with a bunch of crap in it put in a hero
Title: Re: Deli with Sandwiches
Post by: dssjh on July 30, 2020, 05:23:31 PM
Nearby, Shah's deli at 74-05 37th Ave does fine for a breakfast sandwich.   

I don't think you're going to find chopped cheese anywhere around here.

I like Shah's, but i'm not a big fan of beef bacon (they're a pork-free premises, which i fully respet). the egg and cheese sans meat is very good.
Title: Re: Deli with Sandwiches
Post by: JH3525 on July 31, 2020, 01:10:35 PM
dssjh:  Shah uses a Halal Turkey Ham for their egg sandwiches.  I don't order their egg sandwich but I do purchase the Turkey Ham which is exceptional and worth $9 lb.   I prefer making my own egg sandwiches at home using "Bread Alone 9 Grain", from Lemon Farm. 

The Turkey Ham is made from the turkey thigh with spices and it looks and tastes like ham. 

Avoid Jenny's Turkey Ham sold at Food Dynasty and other stores that's horrible.