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“Such a surprise and so creative” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of al's deli

al's deli
Ranked #171 of 2,198 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $14
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: We make beautifully hand crafted deli food. If you are craving freshly baked bagels, Smoked cured brisket on sourdough rye, home cured maple and cherry smoked bacon, home made lox, home made cheese curds and poutine, we are the best place in Auckland for it. We are also the only establishment in New Zealand to serve Canadian beers.
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“Such a surprise and so creative”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

My children, on leaving Al's Deli, declared that Al's Deli should take over all the McDonalds in the world so they can have it more often and nearby. BIG Praise for 8 and 6 year olds. They LOVED it. The poutine with brisket is to die for, and I dream of it often. Inventive, creative and delicious menu, Al's will be one we will frequent often and make a definite destination to visit. YUMMO!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“All over amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

I have tried a few different items from this deli and every visit has impressed me so much! The bagels are fresh and tasty and the mixed grill I had on my first visit was just mouth watering. The cronuts can't be ignored either, I get at least one every time I visit!! :)

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jessil01
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Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Montreal in Auckland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

We discovered Al's Deli when a nice waitress offered us a free bagel in the street. We are big fans of bagel, Montreal style. The bagel was better than the one we eat in Montreal ! So it was a good surprise and we wanted to taste more food.
We decide to come try the poutine, moose ear and smoked meat.

The poutine was very good, with a cheese very fresh. It was not exactly like the canadian cheese curd but the difference is interesting. This one is more creamy.
The smoked meat is delicious, one of the best we had the chance to eat.

Too bad we discovered this little gem when we had to leave New-Zealand...
Some waitress are very nice (some not. No smile. No help to choose. Minimum service.)

We also liked the atmosphere. Nice decoration, cantine style ! Very canadian, we felt like home.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cassoulol
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Miami Beach, Florida
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115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“A True Taste of Montreal in Auckland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Having been born and raised in Montreal, I always miss those tastes when traveling. Well, I just found a bit of Montreal in Auckland, NZ. From its "Main", a smoked-meat inspired pastrami sandwich to its Poutine (tastes spot-on by the way), stop by and try them out. The bagels are hand made, and delicious!

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Thank Mark Z
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“More than just bagels”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

Took my youngest daughter there for brunch over the weekend. Had the breakfast. The bagels were great, but the (not so) hidden gem is the bacon and brisket. Mmm the meat is to die for! The poitine topped with brisket is a definite must! Look forward to trying out their other menu items soon!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gjtripper77
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