Celebrate Hanukkah with Ease with Ben’s Kosher Deli: Your Hanukkah Headquarters

For many families, balancing work, kids, responsibilities, and life in general is difficult enough to handle on the average day. So, what happens when the stress of the holidays is added into the hectic mix? People begin to get overwhelmed, anxious, and often frustrated. With all the tension in the air, how can someone fully enjoy the Hanukkah season? Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant and Caterers is here to ease holiday burdens and serves as your Hanukkah Headquarters.

During December, Ben’s is keeping the tradition alive by offering a catering package “Hanukkah Family Dinner for Six.” Included in this $139.99 traditional meal are two quarts of Ben’s famous Chicken Noodle Soup, six matzo balls, and a quart of your choice of either coleslaw, health salad, or cucumber salad. As for the main dish, customers can choose between three whole chickens with stuffing or, for a $10 upcharge, two and a half pounds of Ben’s delicious brisket. Other items include two dozen mini latkes with applesauce, a small relish tray and one dozen mini rolls. Just call your local Ben’s Deli to place your order – it’s that easy!

To add to the holiday festivities, Ben’s is running their annual special “Lotsa of Latkes” from November 30th to December 10th – buy three dozen Latkes, get one dozen free! Each additional dozen is 25 percent off as well. These flavored pancakes are available from December 1st to December 10th or by advance order at other times. Offered flavors include spinach, sweet potato, zucchini, and plain potato. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your order! Mix and match flavors to suite your family’s and friends’ taste buds. Applesauce is included with each order.

Lastly, Ben’s takeout counter is the perfect place for picking up last-minute holiday items, with a variety of options for everything from the main course to soups, sides, salads, or desserts.

Walk-ins are always welcome.

For more information, visit www.bensdeli.net.

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About Ben’s Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers

Ben’s is a family-owned and operated delicatessen/restaurant company that has been serving up the finest authentic New York Kosher delicatessen products and eastern European comfort foods for more than 44 years. All of Ben’s sandwiches, soups and dinners are freshly prepared. Ben’s has seven convenient locations: three on Long Island in Carle Place, Greenvale and Woodbury, and one each in Midtown Manhattan; Bayside, Queens; Scarsdale in Westchester County; and Boca Raton, Florida with delivery service available to many communities around the stores. For more information, visit www.BensDeli.net or call Ben’s Catering Hotline at 1-800-344-BENS.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the New Brunch Menu at Ben’s Kosher Deli

Breakfast in bed has always been a Mother’s Day tradition. However, this still requires cooking and cleaning, plus who wants to get crumbs on their sheets? This year, switch it up and take Mom out for a delicious Mother’s Day brunch to show her how much she means to you.

New for 2018, Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers is introducing its Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch Menu. For just $19.99 a meal, guests can choose from meals such as Challah Bread French Toast, a traditional Jewish breakfast meal, Nova Scotia Smoked Salmon, served on a toasted bagel with all the fixings, Steak and Eggs and more! All menu items are accompanied by one Potato Pancake with Apple Sauce, Home Fries or French Fries and a choice of Muffins, Rye Bread or Whole Wheat Bread. Lastly, all brunch items come with either bottomless coffee, tea or fountain soda.

In addition to brand new food items, Ben’s Brunch Menu also offers Mimosas, Wine and Virgin Mary’s for just $4.99 per glass, with the purchase of any brunch item. Bloody Mary’s will be available at the Manhattan and Scarsdale locations only.

For those looking to avoid the crowds and celebrate in the comforts of home, Ben’s is also offering a variety of delicious catering options, including, but not limited to, a “Party Platter Plus for 10” for only $169.99 and a “Housewarming Buffet for 20” for $399.80. Phone orders are welcome, and delivery is available.

If Ben’s is Mom’s favorite place to nosh, a Ben’s Gift Card or eGift Card is, quite possibly, the perfect gift! Our physical gift cards can be purchased online or in stores, and our eGift cards are ideal for quick delivery via email.

The new Brunch Menu will be available at all seven locations from 11 am to 2:30 pm starting on Mother’s Day, May 13. The regular menu will also be available all day on Mother’s Day.

For more information regarding Ben’s brunch menu and Ben’s Mother’s Day catering options, visit www.bensdeli.net.

Don’t Pass Over Ben’s Catered Holiday Dinner

The Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers’ motto has long been that holidays should be a time to kick-back and relax with family, rather than spending long hours cooking and cleaning. Celebrate freedom, and the story of the exodus from Egypt, with the company’s famous Catered Holiday Dinner for 10, featuring mouthwatering gefilte fish, delicious matzo ball soup, fresh-cut coleslaw and more.

According to Jewish tradition, it is forbidden to eat leavened food products, such as bread, because, in their rush to escape from Egypt, the Jews were unable to wait for bread to rise. Instead, they ate matzo, a non-leavening cracker-like food, which has become synonymous with Jewish culture, and its holidays.

In recognition of this custom, Ben’s Complete Holiday Dinner for 10 features 12 matzo balls, along with 10 pieces of gefilte fish, one-quart of chopped liver, four quarts of chicken soup, and macaroons for dessert. The package, which costs $349.90, also includes a choice of three entrées — five roast chickens, a whole roast turkey or four pounds of sliced brisket —and two side dishes, such as broccoli almandine, sweet potato pudding and much more.

Ben’s Friends Preferred Patrons who purchase this complete Holiday Dinner by Sunday, March 25, 2018 will also receive four “Buy-One-Get-One-Free” on-app coupons; a total savings of over $100.

All seven locations are also offering “Holiday Dinner Extra Goodies,” which can be pre-ordered to ensure that every table is full. For those looking to bring a dish – whether it’s an appetizer, dessert, or another signature dish, Ben’s takeout counter has everything you need to complement a  holiday dinner.

In observance of the holiday, all Ben’s Kosher Deli locations will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 30, and will re-open Sunday, April 8 for normal business hours.

For more information regarding Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, or its Catered Holiday Dinner for 10, visit www.bensdeli.net.

Ben’s Store-Cured Corned Beef Has its Patrons Feeling Lucky this St. Patrick’s Day

You don’t need to be Irish to feel lucky this St. Patrick’s Day! From March 1 until St. Patrick’s Day, on Saturday, March 17, all seven of Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers locations, will be reveling in the company’s annual March corned beef celebration. With special combos including sandwiches and traditional corned beef, cabbage and potato platters, it’s really Ben’s proprietary corned beef curing process that truly sets the company apart from other restaurants and delis.

“Unlike many other restaurants, we use only fresh, Kosher USDA choice briskets,” Ben’s founder/owner Ronnie Dragoon states. “We pickle the briskets in each store using an exclusive Ben’s pickling blend and an old-fashioned two-week curing process.” Once curing is complete, Ben’s highly skilled chefs cook the corned beef daily as needed, ensuring a fresh and delicious experience for Ben’s guests.

Initially chosen as a more affordable substitute for bacon, corned beef and cabbage became a tradition among Irish-American immigrants. Its connection to St. Patrick’s Day is the result of Irish-Americans having commonly served the meal during various family and holiday celebrations. Interestingly, what Americans today know as traditional corned beef actually stems from Jewish culture, as Irish immigrants once primarily purchased their meat from Kosher butchers.

It is that traditional eastern European style that Ben’s aims to emulate in its cooking process. “Yes, we cure our own corned beef,” Dragoon adds, “but, don’t forget, our chicken soup cures everything else!”

While Ben’s Corned Beef Celebration Specials only run from March 1 through St. Patrick’s Day, its tasty store-cured, freshly-prepared corned beef is available all year long. In addition to sandwiches and platters, guests can enjoy fresh corned beef in salads, omelets or sliced by the pound to take home.

For more information regarding Ben’s Kosher Deli’s Corned Beef specials, visit www.bensdeli.net.

What’s a Big Game Without a Big Spread?

Sit back, relax, throw on your favorite jersey and let Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers prepare your “Big Game” food for you. Playoff season can be a nerve wracking time for some fans, but how can you even begin to root for your favorite team if you’re hungry? Ben’s is the perfect place for all your game time needs. Pick up some perfectly-seasoned wings, juicy hot dogs or famous cold-cut sandwiches so all you have to focus on is who’s scoring the next touchdown.

In celebration of playoff season, and the impending “Big Game” on Sunday, February 4, Ben’s has put together several ways to celebrate, with options for parties of all sizes. From party rooms and big screen televisions available in various locations, to a full array of delicious catering and mouthwatering grab-and-go takeout at every location, Ben’s is bound to make this playoff season easy to digest.

For those hosting a “Big Game” party, but looking to avoid all the prep and clean-up, Ben’s offers several packages for 12 or more, each with FREE cocktail franks and knishes for munching. Ben’s famous cold cuts, sandwich platters, heroes, wraps, or super salad bowls are centerpieces for these full-blown catered spreads.

If you are looking for a place to gather family, friends and fans, Ben’s of Manhattan, Bayside, Greenvale, Scarsdale, Woodbury and Boca Raton have private rooms available, making Ben’s the perfect place for your “Big Game” party. Guests are encouraged to reserve these spaces in advance to ensure availability.

Lastly, Ben’s takeout counter is always open for football lovers looking for great sandwiches, wraps, hot entrées, salads, homemade soups and a host of other goodies. Phone and online orders are welcomed.

“We want our customers to be able to enjoy playoff season, especially during the Big Game, and not have to worry about prepping or cooking,” says Ronnie Dragoon, Founder/Owner of Ben’s Kosher Deli. “In order to make this happen, we have created a variety of special takeout and catering menus to accommodate every customer. Whether they want to dine-in, take out, or throw a big party, every Ben’s location will make each customer’s post season stress-free and enjoyable. But, it’s up to the athletes to make the same promise for the actual games.”

For more information about Ben’s Big Game Season catered packages and other great Ben’s foods, visit www.bensdeli.net.

Ben’s Kosher Deli and The Workman’s Circle Collaborate for a Night Filled with Jewish History, New York Culture and Delicious Food

New York City is known for many things; an epic skyline, Times Square, “dirty water dogs,” Broadway musicals, the Yankees, and countless other iconic people, places and things. But, what many do not know is that New York City is also home to the first-ever Jewish American deli, which opened in 1888. To celebrate Jewish history and culture, Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers is joining The Workmen’s Circle’s “Taste of Jewish Culture” series to host a “Talk and Taste the History” event on Thursday, January 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event will take place at Ben’s of Manhattan, located at 209 West 38th Street.

For $35 a person, guests will be treated to a sampling of traditional Jewish cuisine from Eastern Europe, including chicken in a pot, knishes, stuffed cabbage and brisket. They will also hear from Ben’s area supervisor, Hal Simon, about the background and origins of these meals and the history of Jewish delis in New York.

“I think it’s great that The Workmen’s Circle is running this series, and I am very happy that Ben’s can be one of the locations,” says Mr. Simon. “Jewish delis are such an integral part of the city’s history and I look forward to teaching New Yorkers about the vast culture behind our foods.”

To register for the event, visit: https://circle.org/event/nyc-delis-talk-taste-history/. For more information about Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, visit www.bensdeli.net.

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About Ben’s Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers

Ben’s is a family-owned and operated delicatessen/restaurant company that has been serving up the finest authentic New York Kosher delicatessen products and eastern European comfort foods for more than 43years. All of Ben’s sandwiches, soups and dinners are freshly prepared. Ben’s has seven convenient locations: three on Long Island in Carle Place, Greenvale and Woodbury, and one each in Midtown Manhattan; Bayside, Queens; Scarsdale in Westchester County; and Boca Raton, Florida with free delivery service available to many communities around the stores. For more information, visit www.BensDeli.net or call Ben’s Catering Hotline at 1-800-344-BENS.

New Year, New Ben’s Menu

With a New Year, comes a new Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen, Restaurant and Caterers menu. Beginning January 2, 2018, all Ben’s locations will debut the company’s Specialty Menu, featuring the most popular items from Ben’s’ previous Burger, Top’t Dogs and Panini Menus.  Perfect for meat lovers, this new, and permanent, menu will consist of Hebrew National brand hot dogs; half-pound fresh, never frozen, USDA Kosher ground beef burgers; and panini made with only the best cuts of meat.  The new menu offers a modern spin on Jewish American deli classics, such as pastrami, corned beef and challah bread, among others.

With prices ranging from $13.99 to $17.99, this new, in-house only staple menu will be available for lunch and dinner at all seven Ben’s locations, including on Long Island and in New York City, Westchester County and Boca Raton, Florida.

Whether you’re in the mood for a burger topped with pastrami or brisket, a hot dog smothered with beans and onions, or a panini in the style of a classic sandwich, the new Ben’s Specialty Menu has something for every meat lover. Each sandwich includes a bottomless fountain soda and the choice between a side of French fries, knish or small deli salad. For those in search of non-beef options, all burgers can be substituted for a veggie (no charge) or a lean ground turkey burger (for $1).

Detailed descriptions of each menu item can be found below:

Top’t Dogs ($13.99): featuring Hebrew National Kosher hot dogs
Best of Boston: a generous portion of baked beans and crispy onion straws, on a brioche bun.
Chili Dog: a heaping amount of chili and fresh chopped onions, on a brioche bun.
Ben’s Deli Dog: topped with warm sauerkraut and a choice of corned beef or pastrami, on a baguette; Russian dressing optional.

Burgers ($17.99): featuring fresh, never-frozen USDA Kosher ground beef

BBQ Brisket: topped with sliced brisket and barbecue sauce

Big Ben: loaded with grilled pastrami, onion rings and chipotle mayo

California: a generous portion of Israeli salad and sliced avocado

Sliders: two mini burgers on challah rolls, topped with crispy onions and horseradish sauce

Panini Sandwiches ($16.99): featuring Ben’s famous house-cured deli meats

The Rachel: a mound of pastrami, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on pressed seeded rye bread

The Reuben: corned beef, loaded with sauerkraut and Russian dressing on pressed seeded rye bread

Grilled Chicken: plump, fresh and tender grilled chicken, topped with lettuce, sweet red pepper and chipotle dressing, on pressed French bread
The Original Brisket: old-fashioned, slow-simmered brisket, with all the right seasonings, covered in caramelized onions and fresh horseradish on a pressed brioche roll

Steak Bites: sliced steak and grilled onions on pressed French bread, slathered with Ben’s homemade pesto sauce

All Top’t Dogs can be upgraded a homemade pretzel bun for just 99 cents. Fried onions or grilled mushrooms can be added to any burger for just 99 cents each.

This new Specialty Menu will be found at Ben’s three Long Island locations – Carle Place, Greenvale and Woodbury; two New York City locations – Midtown Manhattan and Bayside, Queens; and its Boca Raton, Florida location. For more information about Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen, Restaurant and Caterers, visit bensdeli.net.

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About Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen, Restaurant & Caterers

Ben’s is a family-owned and operated delicatessen/restaurant company that has been serving up the finest authentic New York Kosher delicatessen products and eastern European comfort foods for more than 43 years. All of Ben’s sandwiches, soups and dinners are freshly prepared. Ben’s has seven convenient locations: three on Long Island in Carle Place, Greenvale and Woodbury, and one each in Midtown Manhattan; Bayside, Queens; Scarsdale in Westchester County; and Boca Raton, Florida with free delivery service available to many communities around the stores. For more information, visit www.BensDeli.net or call Ben’s Catering Hotline at 1-800-344-BENS.

Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen, Restaurant and Caterers are Your Holiday Headquarters

For those craving a traditional Holiday without the fuss, Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers is serving up convenience. In addition to several catering options crafted specially for parties from six to 40 or more, every Ben’s location will be open for all major holidays this season, including Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s. The company is even making gift-giving easy, with a variety of themed gift cards and e-Gifts available for purchase both in-store and online (with instant delivery).

As a kosher eatery, all Ben’s locations – from Long Island and Queens to Manhattan and Westchester, and all the way south to Boca Raton, Florida – have always been open on Christmas Eve and Day to serve the public who prefer not to have the in-home mess, need to grab a last-minute side or may not be gathering with family or friends this season. Each location is also open New Year’s Eve and Day, making it a great place to get a quick bite to eat before ringing in the New Year or for great comfort-food to recover from the celebrations. The Manhattan location is an especially fun spot to visit during the holidays, as it’s conveniently located for all of the great festivities of the season.

Reservations in our dining rooms, semi-private and private dining areas offer a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere to celebrate the season with colleagues, charitable groups, civic organizations, friends and family. Beer and wine are available in all locations, with a full bar in Manhattan and Scarsdale.

For organizations that prefer to celebrate the holidays at the workplace, Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen brings good tidings and delicious food with its Holiday Luncheons options for home or office. Customers may choose between the Roasted Turkey, Party Platter Plus or Rotisserie Chicken options, which each serve 10 people. Ben’s office lunch catering is affordable and sure to be appreciated by coworkers, clients and customers.

Several other holiday dinner catering options are available, including Ben’s Hanukkah Catering for 6; Catered Holiday Season Dinner for 12, which includes options such as franks-in-jackets, mini knishes, baked beef brisket, roast turkey, prime rib, dinner rolls and more. For a larger crowd, the company’s Catering Package for 40 includes options such as gourmet salad, carved roasted turkey, cold cut platters, beef brisket, cakes, fruit platters and more. These Holiday Season Dinner packages are conveniently available for pick up or delivery to homes or offices. Servers can also be provided for an additional cost.

For more information about all of Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen, Restaurant and Caterer’s holiday tidings, visit www.bensdeli.net.

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About Ben’s Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers

Ben’s is a family-owned and operated delicatessen/restaurant company that has been serving up the finest authentic New York Kosher delicatessen products and eastern European comfort foods for more than 44 years. All of Ben’s sandwiches, soups and dinners are freshly prepared. Ben’s has seven convenient locations: three on Long Island in Carle Place, Greenvale and Woodbury, and one each in Midtown Manhattan; Bayside, Queens; Scarsdale in Westchester County; and Boca Raton, Florida with free delivery service available to many communities around the stores. For more information, visit www.BensDeli.net or call Ben’s Catering Hotline at 1-800-344-BENS.

Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen: Your Hanukkah Headquarters

For many families, busy schedules filled with company parties, school concerts and festive parades can often get in the way of celebrating with loved ones during the holiday season. Holidays are meant to be spent with loved ones but finding a time that works for everyone isn’t easy; Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers is helping to keep the tradition alive with simple and delicious Hanukkah catering options that eliminate the time and hassle of food preparation and cleanup.

Throughout December, Ben’s is once again offering its Catered Hanukkah Dinner for Six. This classic Ben’s catering package is ideal for patrons who are seeking to preserve the tradition of a Hanukkah gathering, but do not have the time to purchase raw ingredients and prepare a meal. Everyone knows the heart of the meal starts with the meat, so Ben’s Catered Hanukkah Dinner ($129.99) includes three Whole Chickens with stuffing, or 2.5 pounds of Brisket (for an additional $10). Also included are two quarts of Ben’s famous Chicken Noodle soup, one-pound of rye bread, two-dozen mini latkes with applesauce and a small relish tray, as well as a choice between one-quart of Ben’s famous coleslaw, health salad or cucumber salad.

In addition to the Catered Dinner for Six, Ben’s is also throwing its annual “Lotsa Latkes” celebration, which allows people, Jewish or not, to connect to the story of Hanukkah. Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days when the Maccabees rededicated the holy Temple in Jerusalem after their victory over the Syrian-Greeks. Fried foods like potato pancakes are traditional Hanukkah treats because they are cooked in oil and remind us of the miracle of the holiday.

As part of Ben’s “Lotsa Latkes” celebration, any customer who purchases three-dozen latkes will receive one-dozen free, as well as 25 percent off each additional dozen. This discount offer is only available from December 8 to 24. To top it off, from December 12 to 20, three mouth-watering flavors —sweet potato, zucchini and spinach – will be regularly available. Ben’s latkes are great for school-functions, family gatherings, office luncheons and more. Flavored options will be only available in-stores starting December 12, but can be made upon request with advance orders.

Lastly, Ben’s takeout counter is also ideal for picking up last-minute holiday items, with a variety of options for everything from the main course to soups, sides, salads or desserts.

Walk-ins are always welcome.

For more information, visit www.bensdeli.net.

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About Ben’s Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers

Ben’s is a family-owned and operated delicatessen/restaurant company that has been serving up the finest authentic New York Kosher delicatessen products and eastern European comfort foods for more than 44 years. All of Ben’s sandwiches, soups and dinners are freshly prepared. Ben’s has seven convenient locations: three on Long Island in Carle Place, Greenvale and Woodbury, and one each in Midtown Manhattan; Bayside, Queens; Scarsdale in Westchester County; and Boca Raton, Florida with delivery service available to many communities around the stores. For more information, visit www.BensDeli.net or call Ben’s Catering Hotline at 1-800-344-BENS.

Ben’s of Bayside Thriving After Renovation

Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterer’s completely renovated its Bayside, Queens location this past Spring. From new carpets to a refurbished kitchen and bathrooms, all the way up to painting the ceiling, Ben’s of Bayside left nothing untouched. But, the changes weren’t just physical alterations, the store also got a new leader.  Longtime Ben’s employee, David Czegledi, transferred from his post as General Manager of the Manhattan location to oversee the day-to-day operations in Bayside.

“I moved to Bayside for a few reasons,” Mr. Czegledi states. “Growing up in an orthodox environment, going to Yeshiva, I can relate to the customers here. I will be able to give guests the heimesha feeling they are looking for and expect. We also hope to develop our tour group program, which is thriving in Manhattan. Given Bayside’s proximity to many area attractions, we want to encourage senior and student groups to utilize the Bayside location as a lunch or dinner stop on their tours.”

Ben’s of Bayside, with the help of NYC & Company and the Queen’s Chamber of Commerce, is trying to increase the desire of tour groups to spend time in Queens County, not just Manhattan.

“With Queens’ diverse culture, large restaurant scene and roster of craft breweries, we have a lot to offer these tour groups,” adds Mr. Czegledi. “So, we are hoping more people will come out and enjoy a nice Kosher Pastrami sandwich while they see Queens.”.

Ben’s of Bayside also offers a private party room for quests to hold events such as birthdays, networking events, luncheons, award ceremonies, bar/bat mitzvahs, and more. The party room can accommodate up to 80 people, or guests can purchase a full buyout of the restaurant for larger events. Prices for catered lunch start at $18.99 per person and catered complete dinners start at $23.99 per person.

“Our parties are very easy to plan, and we take care of everything to make sure it’s as easy as possible for our guests,” Mr. Czegledi continues. “We serve beer and wine, and we offer audio/visual aids, such as speakers, podium, microphone, easel – whatever is needed for a successful meeting or party.”

“Now that all the renovations are complete, we are very excited to see what David can do with Bayside,” states Ronnie Dragoon, Owner and Founder of Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant and Caterers. “His customer service and marketing skills make him perfect to watch over this location, and I know that he will take Ben’s of Bayside to the next level.”

For more information about Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, visit www.bensdeli.net.

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About Ben’s Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers

Ben’s is a family-owned and operated delicatessen/restaurant company that has been serving up the finest authentic New York Kosher delicatessen products and eastern European comfort foods for more than 44 years. All of Ben’s sandwiches, soups and dinners are freshly prepared. Ben’s has seven convenient locations: three on Long Island in Carle Place, Greenvale and Woodbury, and one each in Midtown Manhattan; Bayside, Queens; Scarsdale in Westchester County; and Boca Raton, Florida with delivery service available to many communities around the stores. For more information, visit www.BensDeli.net or call Ben’s Catering Hotline at 1-800-344-BENS.