Josh’s Deli – Surfside, Florida

With a couple of friends in town from the UK I wanted to take them to eat something they can’t find across the pond. What could make an impression? And then it hit me, Josh’s Deli.

Chef Josh Marcus, who was also the creator of the unfortunately very short lived MB Brewhouse and the now legendary Chow Down Grill is the man with the plan at Josh’s Deli.

It took me a little bit to wrap my mind around the idea of the unorthodox Josh’s Deli as Evan Benn of the Miami Herald called it. Josh makes his own Bagels, has a Matzo Ball French Onion Soup on the menu plus the excellent & different Pizzas made on Bagel dough every Thursday (Pastrami & Brussels Sprouts is killer).

I’m never been a “Jewish Deli” guy but I do love Sandwiches, big beef ones too. They have them here too like the Jewban (Pastrami, Pork, Pickle, Swiss). It was really Josh’s Deli that created my fascination for Pastrami Sandwiches. My parents are giant fans of his Pastrami Sandwiches.

I feel that I’ve never shown Josh’s Deli the love it deserves. I hope this post changes that and you’ll check it out for yourself. There is something for everyone on the menu done by a chap named Josh who’s doing things his way and helping to make the Miami Food scene diverse, different and delicious. Way to go dude.

Here’s a sampling of some of the Food I’ve had at Josh’s Deli over the last couple of years:

Krunchy Spicy Tuna Latkes (Potato Pancakes) w/Sriracha Cream Cheese

Krunchy Spicy Tuna Latkes (Potato Pancakes) w/Sriracha Cream Cheese

Latkes (Potato Pancakes) w/Apples

Latkes (Potato Pancakes) w/Apples

Everything Bagel w/Egg, Cheese & Pastrami-spiced Bacon

Everything Bagel w/Egg, Cheese & Pastrami-spiced Bacon

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Hand Cut Pastrami Sandwich

Hand Cut Pastrami Sandwich

Potato Pancakes w/Lox

Potato Pancakes w/Lox

Cappuccino

Cappuccino

Regular Bagel w/Egg, Cheese & Pastrami-spiced Bacon

Regular Bagel w/Egg, Cheese & Pastrami-spiced Bacon

Bacon topped Muffin

Bacon specks on aMuffin

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Pastrami Knish

The Jewban (Pastrami, Pork, Pickle, Swiss)

The Jewban (Pastrami, Pork, Pickle, Swiss)

Poutine (Cheese Curds, Gravy over Fries)

Poutine (Cheese Curds & Gravy over Fries)

Matzo Ball French Onion Soup

Matzo Ball French Onion Soup

Pastry

Apple Pastry

Pastrami Frita Burger (10% Ground Bacon, 80% Ground Chuck, 10% Pastrami Chunks, Caremelized Smoked Onions & Craque Sauce)

Pastrami Frita Burger (10% Ground Bacon, 80% Ground Chuck, 10% Pastrami Chunks, Caremelized Smoked Onions & Craque Sauce)

Pastrami Frita Burger

Pastrami Frita Burger

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Pastrami Wrapped Date

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Pizza

Bagel Pizza

Pastrami Bagel Pizza

Pastrami & Brussels Sprout Bagel Pizza

More Than A Deli:

Josh’s Deli
9517 Harding Ave Surfside, FL 33154
305-397-8494