Delis are probably the best places to stop for a quick, freshly made sandwich during your lunch break at work. There are tons of different cold cuts and cheeses to choose from, not to mention condiments and sides to go with it. Queens residents love their delicatessens because they offer so much more than the average grocery store deli, and that’s why it was probably incredibly hard for them to choose which one would come out on top in this competition. This year, make sure to stop at the Best Delicatessen in Queens for a meaty and delicious sandwich, and don’t forget the chips!

2020: Queens Voted Benateri’s Italian Gourmet Deli & Catering Best Delicatessen!

Benateri’s Italian Gourmet Deli & Catering
129-21 14th Ave, College Point
(718) 445-9240 –

You would never know how good a sandwich can be until you try one at Benateri’s Italian Gourmet Deli & Catering in College Point. Benateri’s is the typical New York City success story of a kid who had a dream and made it come true. Ben started working at a deli in Astoria at the age of 12 and the rest is history. Since 2002, Benateri’s has prided themselves in offering the best quality and service and their staff is the best you’ll find on this side of Queens. They understand their customers and love to put a smile on their faces (and their tummy’s) with their dishes. If you need any more proof of their success, look at their long lines (typical of any high quality NYC establishment).

2019: Queens Voted Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Best Delicatessen!

Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen, Bayside

211-37 26th Ave., Bayside
(718) 229-2367 –

The best Jewish deli has a location right here in Queens! Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen has been serving up the best cold cuts for more than 42 years. They have seven locations, most in the New York area, including one in Bayside and their historic location in Manhattan where Lou G. Siegel’s used to be on W. 38th Street. Ben’s Deli is perfect for grabbing a quick bite to eat or hosting your next big get together. The party room at their Bayside location can fit up to 80 people. Ben’s Deli offers takeout and catering in addition to their dine in food. Ben’s is a family business committed to their heritage. They serve only the best certified kosher fresh food in their clean, family-friendly restaurants.

2018: Ben’s Best Voted Queens Best Delicatessen!

Ben’s Best Kosher Deli

96-40 Queens Blvd., Rego Park, NY 11374


Ben’s Best delicatessen is an outstanding restaurant and catering business in Rego Park, New York. Benjamin Parker started this very successful endeavor in 1945. He learned the business from his father who was also in the deli business. Benjamin’s first deli was located at 163rd Street and Southern Boulevard in the Bronx and subsequently moved to Rego Park. In 1984 Benjamin passed away and his son, Jay Parker, who at the time was 33 years old took over the deli and became a third generation deli owner.

2017: Queens Voted Cherry Valley Deli Best Delicatessen!

Cherry Valley Deli
12-29 150th Street Whitestone, NY, 11357. 718-767-1937
Everyone has a go-to late-night deli. For Queens, Chery Valley is that and then some. Opened by four brothers over three decades ago, Chery Valley Deli – famous for its 200-plus signature sandwiches, such as the Corona, the Beast or the Chicken Sandwich – knows its stuff. The long-standing, 24-hour deli, at home in Whitestone since 1979, boasts an impressive menu of heroes, wraps, rolls and appetizers (as well as catering options) that make it a clear-cut winner for best delicatessen in the borough.