New Jersey Deli named one of the top “Jewish Delis” in America

The highly respected Food website voted an iconic New Jersey deli as one of the top 20 Jewish delis in America.

As Hobby’s Deli weathered the COVID-19 pandemic and a major fire, it’s an incredible honor to be triumphantly reopened.

Formerly known as Hobby’s Delicatessen and Restaurant, they have been located at 32 Branford Place on the corner of Halsey in Newark, New Jersey for more than 100 years.

Hobby’s Deli is an Old World deli with a 120-seat dining room and full service.

They serve family style which is a wonderful way to break bread together as friends or family.

A post on their Facebook page notes that when they reopen, Hobby’s Deli will initially only offer takeout… however, the dining room is open if you wish to dine in.

Hobby’s Deli is best known for its pastrami, chopped liver, potato latkes, and matzo ball soup.

They still pickle their famous corned beef in 50 gallons
stainless steel container.

Hobby’s Deli was featured in the 2021 film that was a prequel to The Sopranos called The Many Saints of Newark.

In its selection of Hobby’s Deli, it wrote, “Hobby’s understated style and uncompromising food make it a culinary legend within America’s Jewish deli culture and, most importantly, a favorite local destination.”

Hobby’s Deli reopened earlier this month after closing on March 17, 2020 at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and extended closure for renovation and repair work, as first reported by

It has been family owned and operated for more than 60 years. Father Sam Brummer originally bought the deli in 1962. Now Sam’s sons Marc and Michael own and operate the deli.

SOURCE: New York Post &

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