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96-40 Queens Blvd.
Rego Park, NY

tel: (718) 897-1700
fax: (718) 997-6503


Benís 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, Benís Best 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.
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