Trying to find the best Deli in Miami? 10Best has you covered. Our editors and locals search the city and suburbs for the top places. Then, we showcase popular restaurants like La Sandwicherie, and we highlight eateries with great user reviews, like Perricone's Marketplace & Cafe. We also help you find areas where Delis are prominent - Downtown, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot. After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of Miami's best.
6 Granny Feelgoods
An important cornerstone in downtown Miami for many years, this restaurant is famous for vegetarian, fat-free and low-fat fare, along with interesting daily specials. Try the soup of the day — always a winner — or an omelet and a smoothie. Although red meat is not on the menu, even dedicated carnivores are sure to be satisfied with chicken, seafood, vegetable, or pasta dishes served in imaginative ways. Low prices and a relaxed, upbeat environment make this eatery a lunchtime favorite, particularly with the executive set. (305-377-9600)
5 New Bagel Emporium and Grill
Stop in at this relaxed breakfast spot for a hot cup of coffee and a hearty bagel that will make you feel like you have taken a wrong turn and landed in the Big Apple. Big, fresh, chewy bagels are spread with tasty toppings like cream cheese, lox, egg cream and much more. Plenty of bagel flavors and breads to choose from, baked fresh all day. Salads, sandwiches and soups are offered at lunch and dinner, and sweets like danishes and cookies are available throughout the day. (305-666-0074)
4 Perricone's Marketplace & Cafe
This popular gathering place is a favorite among local professionals, who flock here for quick lunches and upscale dinners. The deli selection is particularly popular at midday, when tasty sandwiches composed of the finest meats and cheeses from around the world are offered. At dinnertime, it's a pleasure to linger in the screened-in dining room, which was constructed with parts of an old barn. The rustic, lived-in decor creates a pleasant atmosphere for enjoying Italian and American favorites like Caesar salad, ravioli, mahi mahi on a bed of fresh greens or eggplant Parmesan. Creamy gelato is a decadent finish. The menu features an impressive assortment of upscale Italian fare, including linguini with sautéed jumbo shrimp and fresh asparagus. (305-374-9693)
3 1909 Cafe
The gourmet sandwiches at this casual local favorite fly out of the shop every weekday — a lot of local workers call or fax ahead to get their fix. You can also sit in the simple but pleasant dining room to enjoy your sandwich or salad. Either way, the options are limitless, with numerous gourmet fillings and combinations that can be served on tortillas, baguettes, whole wheat bread or crusty rolls. The menu includes numerous vegetarian combos, like the eggplant Parmesan sandwich, as well as meat-filled classics like turkey and ham and unique favorites like the Bayou chicken wrap. The fresh-baked cookies are a must for dessert. (305-666-1909)
2 Bagels & Co.
Whether you want to grab a bagel and cup of coffee on the run or linger over a more substantial meal, Bagels & Co. is a top choice. The fresh bagels come in numerous flavors and can be topped with any of several tasty toppings. Bagel sandwiches are a great start to your day, stuffed with combinations of sausage, eggs and cheese. Sunday brunch is always popular, with breakfast favorites like biscuits, eggs, bacon and toast served by a friendly staff. (305-892-2435)
1 La Sandwicherie
After a hard night of clubbing or bar-hopping, nothing's better than a hefty sandwich from this walk-up counter right off Collins Avenue. Crusty French bread is piled high with your choice of meats (from turkey and prosciutto to pâté and smoked salmon), cheeses and condiments. If you need a veggie fix, opt for a salad — all are generous, fresh and tasty. Smoothies and frozen yogurt satisfy sweet-tooth urgings, and prices are more than affordable. Expect a line, though, because the place attracts a crowd all day long. (305-532-8934)