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Kosher Deli and beyond from “Epsteins of Hartsdale”

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“Epstein’s” has been serving traditional Kosher food in Westchester since 1943, forging a strong bond with the local community as well as deli-aficionados. The original owners passed on the restaurant to the DeGroat family, who have kept it a family-oriented business. Maintaining Jewish roots with a constantly evolving and updated menu, this restaurant has kept loyal customers for decades while courting the next generation of diners with their takes on courses that would never be seen in other Kosher delis.

With the look of a 1950’s diner on the inside, even down to the stools at the bar serving egg creme’s and the booth’s with that classic red cushioning, “Epstein’s” embraces and celebrates the origins of their restaurant. I was told to come to the place with an empty stomach, and I left not only feeling full but becoming a member of their family.
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A fine nosh at “Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen”

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Sometimes you get a hankering for some deli meats. I don’t mean turkey, ham, and tuna salad – I mean some authentic “New Yawk” (since that is the right way to pronounce it) Kosher deli. That craving came to me, and I had the need – the need to nosh!

“Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen” has had a location in Queens that I remember being there back when I was a wee youngling, still suckling on pizza bagels and “Cheerio’s”. Much has changed since those days, for example, I now only eat the more sophisticated “Honey Nut Cheerio’s”. I had never ventured to “Ben’s” before, but thanks to the subconscious succubus that is TV, I had been seeing plenty of commercials for them and it would appear their hypnotic tactics finally worked. So I grabbed my gentile friend who had never had truly had the Kosher deli experience before and trekked out to “Ben’s”.
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