Do not be fooled by the understated façade at Josh’s Deli. Take a step inside and you’ll find yourself in what looks like a really hip hidden garden: soft lighting, rustic wood tables, hanging vines and walls lined with photographs. It’s like a bit of Brooklyn in Miami with all the great trimmings of a chic New York eatery offering a wholesome deli menu with an ingenious twist.
I have always been a fan of a good all American chicken salad sandwich. This was even better than anything I had tried before: juicy shredded chicken mixed with plump raisins, smoked chopped onions and a touch of a delicate foie gras reduction —-what a touch! This delicious concoction was generously served on rustic rye bread with some mustard, fresh kale and a slice of tomato along a side of tangy coleslaw and a pickle, all for $10.95. Of course, there was some secret ingredient in the light and creamy dressing that I couldn’t put my finger on but I’ll be back for more until I figure it out!
My friend Tamara was equally delighted with the Tricky Ricky sandwich: turkey, prosciutto, duck and brie cheese on toasted rye for $13.95. This delicious alternative to the classic Croque-Monsieur was made with a slightly spicy chipotle and truffle dressing – exquisite!
Along with the great food come great drinks like the refreshing veggie juice made with kale, cucumber, beet and carrot for $6.95. For those more adventurous, there’s a Sake Bloody Mary and a Mimosa for $7.95 each. Of course, there are more classic items on the menu like wine, beer,coffee and cappuccino and Josh’s also offers a more extensive menu for brunch on weekends. Starting October 23rd, dinner will also be served and every thursday will be pizza night featuring a variety of pies made Josh’s way. I can’t wait to get a taste!
9517 Harding Avenue
Surfside, FL 33149
(305) 397 8494