The classic deli is a trademark of the Midwest and East Coast, but something got lost in translation here out West. You can find a small mom and pop deli on just about every block back East serving up fresh cold cuts, home baked bread and all types of delicious eats unique to each shop. While they might be harder to find in Phoenix, there are some authentic, local delis that will take you back East where you got that fresh pastrami sandwich piled up until you couldn’t fit it in your mouth. Here are some of the best, authentic local deli’s Phoenix has to offer!
Frank’s New York Style Deli
2301 W Orange Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85015
This family owned business brings New York to Phoenix with their classic NY Style Subs! To some, it feels like you’re being transported to a different time and place. The sandwiches are loaded with fresh deli meats and vegetables – custom to how you like it, of course. Stop in to this hole in the wall deli and grab yourself a sub!
Romanelli’s Italian Deli
3437 W Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Around since 1975 (!!), this authentic Italian deli is a great place for fresh sandwiches and other treats! And if you’re not feeling sandwiches, there’s also some pizza and pasta dishes for you to try – really this deli has it all!
Defalco’s Italian Grocery
2334 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Another Italian deli, it’s a great stop for all things Italian! While you’re at it don’t forget to sample things from the deli. They have a full menu include pastas, calzones, soup, salad AND dessert! This is as authentic as it gets, folks.
6929 N Hayden Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
A nice little deli that is old school everything. This Jewish deli is all about the quality of the food and great service. They have a lot of options for a lot of different people. And it’s always nice to know that they take pride in every meal prepared.
There you have it! Some of the best delis in Phoenix and Scottsdale!