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Zinger’s Delicatessen (Boca Raton)

Posted on August 18th, 2011 · American Boca Raton Breakfast Delicatessen

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***** Zinger’s Delicatessen, 7132 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 826-7323.

If, delicious- New York Kosher Style Deli is your game—you absolutely, positively have to give Zinger’s Delicatessen in Boca Raton a try.

For you fressers out there…Zinger’s in a “former” life, was Pastrami Queen (see 9/12/08 writeup)…to make a long story short, family “matters” resulted in Pastrami Queen closing in late 2010. This past Tuesday, Zinger’s opened for business—for our purposes, SAME OWNER!–NEW “NYC” DECOR!–SAME TERRIFIC FOOD!

Last night I ate dinner at Zinger’s.

Zinger’s is located in the exact-spot where Pastrami Queen was. Gary Zinger who owned Pastrami Queen is Zinger’s owner. The restaurant’s layout hasn’t changed, but the decor has…let’s just say, that stainless steel walls/ceiling and art-deco signage rival the best-deli decor here and in NYC. The joint has 3-flat screen tvs and a takeout counter that will make you want to quit Weight Watchers.

Let’s talk food…

To be perfectly honest with you, I seriously doubt that there is a better New York Kosher Style Deli down here in South Florida. I’ll even go so-far as to say, Zinger’s Delicatessen can easily hold its own with legendary players like NYC’s- Carneige, Stage, 2nd Avenue and Katz’s delis…if you aren’t a native Nooo Yoorker, please feel free to insert your hometown favorite delis’ names.

Just so you know, I was a Pastrami Queen “regular”…so, it was absolutely impossible to eat-at Zinger’s, shall we say incognito. The meal was “on the arm” with Gary Zinger literally having me “try” everything in the joint. Take it for what it’s worth, the pastrami, corned beef, brisket, turkey off the bone are as good as it gets. The joint also makes- delicious, potato pancakes-chopped liver-tuna salad-chicken salad-matzoh ball soup-smashed French fries-Italian beef sub.

Just so we are straight…don’t want you to think that I’m a Zinger’s shill—I’ve eaten better potato knishes—like the ones I, my father and brother Andy use to get in 1958 from the pushcart stationed right outside of Fortunoff on Livonia Avenue in Brooklyn while waiting for my mother to finish shopping.

Trust me on this…Zinger’s is a homerun.

Like I said before, I tried a load of stuff. I will tell you, that the sandwiches being delivered to the tables were nice-sized… I didn’t see one group leave without a doggy bag… and no one bitched to Gary about the service/prices.

Zinger’s website is www.zingersdelicom. The site is currently under construction, so give it some-time to get up and running.

Zinger’s does breakfast, lunch and dinner…The joint is open 7 days a week 7am-10pm.

253 Comments to “Zinger’s Delicatessen (Boca Raton)”

  1. Henry Shapiro says...

    Best deli s Florida.

  2. Jonathan K says...

    I seriously doubt that you will find a better NY Kosher Style Deli in Florida.
    Zinger’s food is so good.

  3. LzBoy says...

    Jeff
    Their deli meats are terrific.
    They make fabulous tuna and chicken salads. Chopped liver delicious.
    Knishes are also excellent.

  4. Ronny A says...

    Just ate there for first time.
    Had chicken in the pot.
    Wife had brisket on rye.
    Excellent.

  5. BT1953 says...

    I know Gary Zinger from his days as the owner of Pastrami King in Queens. His food was great back then and his food at Zingers is just as good.
    If you want real NY deli food you must try Zingers.

  6. Mister F says...

    Pastrami is the best.

  7. Joe 870gest says...

    I love their tuna salad.
    Best around.

  8. Larry B says...

    Jeff,
    I have been looking for a great NY Style Deli since I moved to Delray Beach in 2004 from Bayside NY. Until yesterday, I’d found some good bagel restaurants but not a really good deli. For the record, I’ve eaten in Ben’s Kosher Deli, Pomperdale, Pastrami Club, good but not even close to being great.

    Last night I ate in Zinger’s. Its pastrami, chopped liver, corned beef, matzo ball soup are as good as the best I had back in NY.

  9. Anna Weiss says...

    Picked up food yesterday afternoon and there was a huge line for takeout.
    Zinger’s has developed a huge following with those who know delicious NY deli food .

  10. Savalas says...

    Nobody has pastrami as good.

  11. Nancy Gold says...

    Jeff,
    This has to be one of your best finds.
    This is real a NYC deli.
    I’ve lived in Florida for 27 years and Zinger’s is the first deli that is as good as the delis I grew up on in Queens.

  12. Hank Shapiro says...

    A group of us had lunch there today. First timers.
    Pastrami, brisket, and corned beef sandwiches. FF and potato knishes.
    As good as the best delis in NYC and that’s no lie.
    All of us have been in Florida for around 3 years and we use to eat at Ben’s. No more.

  13. Larry K says...

    Fabulous mish mosh soup.

  14. Judy G says...

    My husband and I tried Zinger’s for the first time this past Wednesday. We ordered, corned beef on rye, pastrami on rye, potato knish and order of French fries. Without doubt the best deli in Florida. The food was outrageously delicious.

  15. SidRidesABike says...

    Love their roast chicken.

  16. Ed R says...

    Had pastrami on rye. Had potato knish. Had 2 cans of Doctor Brown’s Ginger Ale. Had a flashback to Sid & George’s Deli in Canarsie 1971. Love Zinger’s.

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