5 Must Try Deli’s in Greensboro
Cold cuts, craft beer & charcuterie.
Giacomo’s Italian Market
We are really lucky to have this fanstastic deli call Greensboro it’s home. Made to order sandwiches, exotic cold cuts, locally made charcuterie, a full display case of sides and salads, tons of cheese, fantastic beer, Italian wine and delicious house made bread. In addition to all of the house made creations to explore, they curate a great selection of imported grocery items and specialize in anything and everything Italian.
This family owned middle eastern market carries favorites from all across the globe. The deli has a everything from Jambon to tabouli and they make the best falafel in town. Step away while your sandwich is being made and you will find everything from the finest caviar and chocolate to British cordial and Elderflower syrup. Stop in for lunch or drop by to find that item that inspires you to make something new at home. They are kind of off the beaten path unless you live in Jamestown but if you don’t have time to make it out there, check out their website where you can shop online and have your food delivered anywhere in Greensboro. (Photo Cred: Ethnosh.org)
The New York Butcher Shoppe
The New York Butcher Shoppe is a franchise butcher shop that has 9 locations exclusively in the Southeast. They carry an extraordinary selection of some of the highest quality meat and fresh fish you can find in the area. The shoppe is immaculate,the staff are always knowledgeable and they have a fantastic wine & cheese selection. What sets this place apart is that outside of the full service groceries around, this is the only real butcher shop that I know of in the area. Although it isn’t very well advertised, even when you are in the store, come hungry so you can try one of their giant made to order deli sandwiches.
First Carolina Delicatessen
Each of these deli’s has their own unique strengths but the one I find myself coming back to most often is the old faithful First Carolina. This place is consistent, quick and delicious. I have yet to try a sandwich I didn’t like but if you ask pretty much anyone they will probably recommend Greensboro’s Best Reuben. The staff here are kind of hilarious most of the time and make you feel right at home. Giacomo’s has a small seating area that is definitely comfortable enough to enjoy your lunch but First Carolina and it’s sister company, Lox Stock & Bagel, are the only two deli’s on this list that are full service restaurants with table service and a sit down dining environment. First Carolina has a fantastic selection of international, local and craft beers to taste your way through and they stay open until 9:00!
Lox Stock & Bagel
Lox Stock & Bagel is one of a kind. This place doesn’t cater to and kind of new trends, it only takes orders from the loyal regulars that frequent it’s counter. Lox is no frills and no gimmicks. You won’t find craft beer or panini’s but if you want a classic sandwich at an affordable price, then this is the deli destination for you.