May is the perfect time to try out a new deli; the weather is perfect for a picnic or outdoor work lunch. Brookline has an impressive number of delis offering a wide variety of flavors to please every palate. Make Spring 2015 the season of the deli by trying out these and other amazing delicatessen options:
At Virginia's Fine Foods, fresh, unique deli items are the order of the day. Flavors like lime chili or sundried tomato and eggplant comprise their more inventive spreads, while twists on good old mayo and other traditional condiments liven up classic deli sandwiches for 2015 palates. Vegetarians and meat lovers alike will love the varied menu, and tempting breads from Clear Flour represent the best in freshly made European-style foundations for your favorite sandwich fillings. Breakfast, hot paninis, appetizers, salads, dips and platters are also available.
8A Cypress Street Brookline, MA 02445 617.566.7775
Even New Yorkers who consider Boston their rival city give The Butcherie a nod of approval. Shelf-stable items, wines, candy and other imports from Israel are available at this kosher meat shop and grocery store, in addition to a number of fresh deli items. Even vegans are impressed by shelves lined with meat- and dairy-free foods like whipped cream, meat substitutes, frozen entrees and faux-meat ramen noodles. Passover, Shabbat and catering menus are available. From halva to lentil patties, you'll find everything you need for holidays and everyday shopping at this well-stocked kosher supermarket.
428 Harvard St Brookline, MA 02446 617.731.9888
Mind-melting Reubens, custom-made sandwiches and chopped liver that's good enough to convert even the most timid diners have helped Michael's Deli earn a door full of award stickers. Generous portions, affordable prices and friendly service seal the deal for those who visit regularly for salads, knishes and other fresh deli fare. The meat for their delicious New York-style sandwiches is delivered from the Bronx and cooked on-site every day. Whether for outdoor May lunches, snacks or post-work dinner pick-ups, tasty deli treats are a given at this local favorite. Michael's closes early in the evening, so check their 2015 hours for details.
256 Harvard St Coolidge Corner Brookline, MA 02446 617.738.3354
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