53 Bond Street
New York City, NY 10012
Noah and Rae Bernamoff opened Brooklyn's Mile End Delicatessen in 2010. Their goal was to share the classic Jewish comfort food of their childhood and they did this by using their grandmother's recipes - updating and tweaking as they went. Next, Mile End Sandwich opened May 2012 but has now renovated into Mile End Deli as well - lucky us!
The reason I wanted to visit was because I own a copy of their cookbook, also titled Mile End Deli. I didn't even know what the book would include when I bought it, but I was taken away by the book's design. Bold graphics, spot UV with matte lamination, and debossing. I couldn't resist taking the book home and it found a spot on my shelf. So when it came time to planning our trip to New York, I knew we would have to make a visit! One might think it's silly since we have Montreal's famous delis in our country, but places like this and Russ & Daughters (which we sadly didn't get to this year around) are making some noise in the culinary world and we wanted to taste what it was all about.
When we returned home, I quickly flipped to the recipe to see how they make their smoked meat. Instructions indicate it would take us two weeks at home. And we would need a smoker. We suggest you visit Mile End Deli instead!