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Readers' Choice: Favorite New Canaan Deli

Help us crown New Canaan's best sandwich-maker in this week's Readers' Choice contest.

The first deli sandwich I ever ordered up was a ham-and-swiss on rye, with lettuce, tomato, mustard and mayo, from on East Avenue with my dad when I was about seven or eight years old. (Great sandwich—I can still taste it.)

That was 30 years ago, when there was an Acro station just down the hill on East Avenue, and Merit Music across the street.

has changed a lot since then. I miss The Best Würst as I miss the Deli-Bake and the reuben sandwich from the old Deli on Elm, though other venerable sandwich shops have endured—including and of course —and New Canaan has added several more great options.

Given all those choices, I'm guessing this week's Readers' Choice on "Favorite Deli in New Canaan" will generate a lot of discussion, respectful debate and, most importantly, reviews and ratings in the New Canaan Patch business directory, so that all future readers can find feedback from local experts and neighbors as they research their next sandwich on-the-go or Super Bowl party fare.

Those ratings and reviews (to post one, just click on a link below), together with poll votes and comments in this thread, will help your New Canaan Patch editorial team declare a "Readers' Choice" winner in the deli category.

See our rules for more information (attached).

Thanks! Questions? Email me at michaeld@patch.com.

Here's your list (don't see your favorite deli here—let us know in the comments or via email and we'll add it!):

Patrick Henry March 29, 2012 at 01:14 AM
I think the point is, people already miss good old NC...
stella bella March 29, 2012 at 01:19 PM
I don't take it for granted that I am in the position I am in. Thanks to my great grandparents of long ago who came to this country, worked smart and lived the American dream---and I have benefited from it and my children. Patrick is correct---it's about something lacking today in people---you see it all around you. Couples go out to dinner/lunch and they are constantly on the phone texting. Fail. Families go out to dinner and their children are on the phone or on some gizmo where the conversation at the table is none. Fail. As I mentioned above---this is all new money---and many , especially the women are here, do not appreciate their good fortune---for if they did, they would be better citizens, better women, and better mothers...This also includes some men. But as I woman I am speaking about what I see in regards to women. So yes, I do miss the mentality of long ago where children were taught a work ethic, where people actually communicated and ate at at the family table, where people with money were taught to behave better than the people that people with money today mock. Are there some great people in our area? Of course there are. And there will always be great people and the rest.
J Bauer March 29, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Everyone always seems to miss the good old days about everything, everywhere. Stop being overly nostalgic and overly sensitive and enjoy what we have in the present - which in my opinion is a wonderful town filled with largely (but not all) nice people. And, by the way, how out of touch are some of you? Stella and Jack are complaining about how self absorbed and flashy so many residents are in the same breath that they are discussing the merits of old money versus new money. Talk about hypocrites...
Hungry in NC April 02, 2012 at 01:01 AM
I just want to say that I have never liked Tony's deli. The first two times I got a sandwich on a roll the roll was so dried out it crumbled in my hands. Not to mention how much it costs! But, I like to give second ( and third) chances so I took my 11 year old in for some chili and it took 20 minutes to get a small chili with cheese warmed up and a bag of chips! All for the lovely price of $8.00. Personally I like Garelick and Herb the best. Very friendly people, great gourmet food and fast service! -hungry in NC
SUZI COVINO May 21, 2012 at 03:56 PM
not one deli offers GLUTEN FREE or dairy free options...so there are really no delis in our town for those of us with these allergies (and there are a lot of us)

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