Kensington Kosher Delicatessen

27A Middle Neck Rd. Great Neck, NY 516-487-2410

Kensington Kosher Deli, Great Neck: A fixture in

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Type: Deli, Kosher Special features: Fabulous dives, Lunch Price range: $ (Inexpensive) Description:

A fixture in Great Neck for more than 30 years, Kensington Deli is the perfect antidote to modern delis that serve everything from Florentine-style panini to tossed-to-order balsamic-dressed mesclun salads. Here is a deli that is a Deli.

Kensington doesn't stray very far from the traditional: Kosher franks, corned beef, pastrami, tongue, brisket, roast beef, turkey, salami, bologna, chopped liver, chicken salad and tuna-fish salad can be had as regular sandwiches (around $8) or "extra-heavy combination sandwiches" that run closer to $12. Sides include knishes, latkes, stuffed cabbage and stuffed derma.

There's not much more to the store than a long counter and a row of booths opposite it. Service is exceedingly friendly.

Hours: Every day, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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