Harold is the owner of Harold's Famous Deli in Edison, NJ.
My Buddy Baah Ben is visiting family in North Jersey, perfect time for a Harold's meet-up. Baah Ben and I will both provide text for this trip report. Baah Ben
: We met in Edison at Harold's ONLY place right now. Yes, Harold was there in all his glory. The place was not crowded at 1:00 PM. Service was excellent. The place was very, very clean. The salad bar with its excellent slaw, pickles (half sours and sours), rye bread slices, health salad and kraut was a sight to behold. joerogo
: What a pleasure it was to finally meet Baah Ben in person. Baah Ben and Harold knew each other from past business dealings. BB's business was designing and installing commercial kitchens. Here is BB and Harold getting reacquainted.
Here are some shots at the salad/pickle bar. Loads of rye bread.
The health or claremont salad was my favorite.
The pickles were excellent. Baah Ben
: I ordered a rather mundane pastrami ($15 - 13 oz) on rye. Baah Ben
: But Joe....Joe, had a problem...He just loved potato knishes; something not available in the hills of Pennsylvania. He loved pastrami..He also loved corned beef..So, what's a guy to do? Oh, he also liked a little swiss cheese...
Leave it to Harold to solve Joe's problem. He had a menu item to fulfill Joe's desire even though it was $45! Harold sent over a bottle of wine as a thank you to Joe..(Just kidding) It was a mountain of meat (had to be 3 lbs of meat) sitting on top of G-D knows how many potato knishes and covered in melted swiss. I've never seen anything like it. Joe stepped up to the plate and actually made a dent in this massive menu offering! joerogo
: Now in my own defense, I ordered this before at Harold's in Lyndhurst and it was half the size of this monstrosity.
Here it is, billed as Harold's Favorite. Corned beef and pastrami on potato knish with melted swiss cheese.
The meat was excellent, juicy and tender. And the knish was fabulous.
This is as far as I got. The rest will be tonights dinner, and maybe tomorrows lunch also. Baah Ben
: The meats were all very,very good. I literally made 4 sandwiches from my one. I have no idea how many people Joe fed in his town when he returned. Joe, how many people ate from your left overs? joerogo
: No bread for me please, I'm watching what I eat. I'll let you know is the leftovers make it past tonights supper.
Here are our final pictures, me and the take home bags.
RogFood: BB and I had a great time. He spent some time in NYC with Billyboy and is heading to Philly for his first authentic cheesesteak.
Have a safe trip back to Florida BB.
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