Ben's Best Kosher Deli
New York, NY
Kosher NY Jewish Deli Classics

One of the "6 Best Places in New York to Eat a Pastrami on Rye"


Wall Street Journal, January 9th, 2016

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The authentic New York Jewish deli experience may be woefully illusive these days, but you’ll find all of its beloved tradition and flavor at this beacon of old-school hospitality run by third generation deli man Jay Parker. The 100% kosher star of “Diners, Drive­Ins and Dives” and the new documentary, Deli Man, has been serving up impossibly juicy pastrami, corned beef, kosher salami and classic matzo ball soup since 1945.

About The Food

Any craving for the delicious, quickly disappearing flavors of yesteryear’s classic New York Jewish deli will be more than satisfied with an order from Ben’s Best. Starting with the finest kosher meats, they make literally everything from scratch, brining, curing, smoking, and roasting daily to create the finest and best-tasting deli meats and sandwiches. Their delicious, old-fashioned, dark and spicy pastrami is house-cured. Rye bread is custom baked daily. And matzo balls and kreplach bob in soul-satisfying chicken soup made in house.

Meet The Owner

When Benjamin Parker, who learned the deli business from his father and opened Ben’s Best Kosher Delicatessen in 1945, passed away more than 30 years ago, his son Jay took over the business. A successful municipal bond trader on Wall Street before leaving the financial arena to work with his father, Jay knew the key to success was leaving his 100+-year-old family recipes unchanged. His passion for his craft is embodied in this quote from a WSJ article: “When all the stars align, the pastrami becomes so soft that it’s like cotton candy. It just melts in your mouth.” Featured in the documentary Deli Man, this third generation deli man holds an important role in preserving the historic and beloved flavors of New York Jewish deli—and enabling us to send it home to you.


One of the "6 Best Places in New York to Eat a Pastrami on Rye"


Wall Street Journal, January 9th, 2016

As seen on Diner's, Drive-Ins & Dives with Guy Fieri


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As seen in the full length documentary Deli Man

Shipping Days

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$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Ben's Best Kosher Deli via UPS Ground service within one day, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 39.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 1-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of just $ 39.95 for Standard Overnight upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before making your purchase.

Saturday delivery is available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska is now available from Ben's Best. Service to Hawaii and outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped on Monday through Friday, except holidays. Orders placed by 3:00 PM (ET) can be shipped the following day. The max allowable transit time for all products is 1 day. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time of one day:

Ground Shipping (1 Days) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 1 day, they will be presented with $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered by the end of the next business day after it has been shipped. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air Saver is $39.95.

UPS Next Day Air (AM Delivery) - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped, by 12 Noon to most addresses. The flat rate for Next Day Air is $44.95.

Saturday Delivery - Saturday delivery is available via UPS Next Day Air service for an additional charge of $20 per package (for a total of $64.95). Deliveries are made between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM, depending upon delivery address.
Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All food from Ben's Best Kosher Delicatessen is shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 1 day.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. Fedex cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

For optimum freshness, keep items in original packaging and store in your refrigerator for up to 3 days, or in freezer for up to 3 months. Once opened, enjoy within 48 hours.