Boerum Hill’s most bodacious deli serves up killer smoked meat among other treats. The tiny space gets lots of traffic, and those who can’t find a seat along the counter or trio of communal tables can feast at home with takeout procured from the sidewalk window.
And the food? It's straight-up Montreal Jewish fare. Think paper-thin slices of prime rib stuffed inside an onion roll that's slathered in blue cheese mayo or potato latkes stacked with smoked salmon—the stuff comfort food dreams are made of. If you crave that Canadian classic—poutine—keep an eye on their specials for creative, seasonal twists like the General Tso's rendition. Don't overlook the hand-rolled, wood-fired Montreal-style bagels from SoHo offshoot, Black Seed Bagel shop. - die MICHELIN-Tester