Best Delicatessen


On a recent Wednesday morning just before lunchtime, the smell inside Tagliare would make our Italian grandmother blush with pleasure. Tagliare owner Cheryl Bregen is from New Jersey and, as such, has her finger on the pulse of how to make old-world favorites, including pastas from scratch, which Tagliare sells retail to customers who cook it up at home. Tagliare isn’t stuck in the past, however. Bregan sells a host of innovative sandwiches, including the “Megadeath” loaded up with hams, mozzarella and pepperoncini, and topped off with Tagliare’s signature spicy vinaigrette. Tack on dessert offerings, such as the Italian sponge cakes with hazelnut filling, and it’s easy to see why the deli has earned its place as hands-down the best in town. Tagliare: 1433 S. Higgins, 830-3049,

Finalists, Best Delicatessen

2. Worden’s Market & Deli: 451 N. Higgins, 549-1293,

3. Good Food Store: 1600 S. 3rd St. W., 541-3663,


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