Mamaleh is a Yiddish term of endearment for a young girl. It also refers to a new Jewish deli in Cambridge. Located in Kendall Square, the deli opened over the summer but has quickly become a must-visit location. Stop in for a Jewish classic like a pastrami sandwich or some matzo ball soup. Travel back in time with an old-fashioned soda, egg cream, or milkshake. Or, just sit at the bar and enjoy a cocktail. Whatever your taste, Mamaleh’s is the place to be. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and is closed Mondays.
- Moody’s Delicatessen
Moody’s Delicatessen may be located out in Waltham, but this restaurant has it all. Their front deli offers handcrafted, aged meats and gourmet sandwiches, and the Backroom offers a sit-down restaurant that serves a rotating seasonal menu. If you love their food, Moody’s is available to cater events, and if you don’t feel like making the drive out to Waltham, they will be happy to ship your favorite meats directly to your door. The deli is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and is closed Mondays. The Backroom restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until late, and is closed Sundays and Mondays.
- Zaftig’s Delicatessen
Stop by Harvard Street in Brookline and check out Zaftig’s Delicatessen for all-day breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner. The breakfast menu offers a full variety of items, including challah French toast and lox. The daily menu is equally as varied, and includes kugel and a vast array of loaded latkes. Zaftig’s also offers a catering service and online ordering. The deli is open Sunday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and is closed Mondays.
- Michael’s Deli
Just down the street from Zaftig’s is another great New York-style deli, Michael’s. Michael Sobelman had been in the deli business for 25 years when he decided to open a location in Brookline. He passed the deli on to Steven Peljovich in 2012, and they have been serving food made from fresh ingredients and family recipes ever since. Their meat comes in each morning from the Bronx. Stop in for some knishes, kasha, or kugel; try their award-winning Corned Beef Sandwich or their new Surfside Club, a turkey and pastrami masterpiece. Michael’s is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
- Inna’s Kitchen
This restaurant has been open in Newton for years, and recently opened a location in the Public Market on Hanover Street. Inna’s serves a wide variety of Jewish cuisine from all over the world. The Boston location offers falafel, shawarma, shakshuka, sabih, bagels, and knishes. The restaurant also offers a rotating selection of specials. The restaurant also offers a catering menu and will provide food for your celebration of Jewish holidays, as well as an online shop. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.