Best delicatessen is an outstanding restaurant and catering business
in Rego Park, New York. Benjamin Parker started this very successful
endeavor in 1945. He learned the business from his father who was
also in the deli business. Benjamin's first deli was located at
163rd Street and Southern Boulevard in the Bronx and subsequently
moved to Rego Park.
In 1984 Benjamin passed away and his son, Jay Parker, who at the
time was 33 years old took over the deli and became a third generation
deli owner. Jay holds a bachelorís degree in philosophy from Harpur
College in Binghamton NY, and a masterís in finance from the University
of Massachusetts. He became a successful municipal bond trader on
Wall Street and changed careers when his company was sold in the
late 1970ís. Jay worked intermittently for his father while trying
to find work in the financial arena. Luckily, Jay, who likes people
and cares about doing the right thing, enjoyed being the best he
could at the deli. He could buy the best merchandise, hire the best
staff and treat his customers with kindness, caring and respect.
In 1982 Jay married Rachel, a registered pharmacist. They have a
teenage son and daughter, named David and Allyson respectively.
Throughout the years, Jayís Benís Best Deli has continued to flourish
and has reaped endorsements from many high profile personalities
within New York state, as well as from many areas from within the
United States. Why? Because New York is the pastrami capital of
the world and Benís Best deli offers delicious, old fashioned, dark
and spicy pastrami
that is still cured by hand and in barrels. Benís Best fresh rye
bread is custom baked daily. And if thatís not enough,
matzo ball chicken soup is superb.
In 1986 Benís Best survey
110 grandmothers and found 104 stand behind chicken soup as opposed
to over-the-counter remedies. Jayís attention to matters such as
this, ensures the continued success of his restaurant. Parker says,
"We've been dealing with the same vendors almost since the place
opened. Ask me what I paid for corned beef yesterday, I won't know.
The price isn't important, it's the quality."
Additionally, Jay has been active in community affairs and city
politics. Ben's Best has sponsored Little League for over 50 years;
donated a horse to the local police precinct, and has been involved
in many community and political projects throughout the years. Parker
says, "I'm very fortunate. In this business I get to speak to people
from every walk of life."
Stop by at Benís Best comfortable dining room and enjoy a delicious
meal with family or friends. If youíre planning on staying in for
the evening then just place an order for delivery. If you are planning
a special event then youíve certainly come to the right place. Benís
Best Kosher Deli is widely known for its masterful catering abilities
for events of all sizes. It excels in corporate catering for hundreds.
Your requirement for fresh meats, salads, side dishes and delectable
desserts can be easily satisfied. Platters and specialty dishes
come in three sizes, small, medium and large. You may replace specific
items with your personal favorites.
Take a look at both the platter and menu pages. Delicious food is
there for you to choose from. Our helpful staff will assist you
to create the perfect combination for your special occasion. Phoned-in
or faxed orders can be shipped anywhere in the United States.