Saturday, August 1, 2009

Queens has lost another Kosher Deli

I found at this week that Deli Masters in Fresh Meadows, Queens has closed. I think that changing demographics have forced family owned kosher delis to close. Younger Jews are moving to the suburbs instead of staying in the inner city while senior citizens are passing away. The only kosher delis that remain in Queens are:

  • Ben's Best - Rego Park
  • Ben's - Bayside
  • Buddies - 73rd Avenue in Oakland Gardens

1 comment:

Stephen said...

I went by there just recently on the bus and it looked closed to me. Very sad. When I was growing up in the West Bronx there were kosher delis in every direction. Kosher delis and bakeries are a dying breed and we will be the poorer for it.

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