Zaftigs Delicatessen is already famous. Not only is it Brookline’s number one weekend brunch spot, but it is also a fantastic deli and restaurant. Before you even walk in, you are greeted with a menu, 50’s music being played outdoors, and a huge Z for a door handle. Stepping into the spot, you might think you are in a New York Jewish deli. All kinds of pastries, cupcakes, paintings and a chalk menu are home some of the best food in Brookline.
Any time of the day, you can get breakfast, and yeah it is famous for a reason. It is because it rules pretty darn hard. From omelettes to banana stuffed French toast topped with strawberries and blueberries, how can anyone go wrong? Oh wait you aren’t in the mood for that? Well, try the Meatloaf Melt with home made meatloaf, cheddar cheese, Cajun ketchup, and a tomato. It’s pretty insane. So yeah, either that, or the delicious Portobello mushroom burgers or some Stuffed Cabbage.
For us, however, the knishes are where it is at at Zaftig’s. The flaky pastry like crust, the warm potato filling, it’s heavenly. There isn’t a knish anywhere that compares to this sweet little snack.