Our wonderland of delis.
These pseudo grocery, beverage, sandwich shops have transformed over the years from Jewish butchers to sandwich emporiums and more. To a Long Islander, a deli signifies sustenance in all forms. It has alcoholic beverages, milk, cold cuts, and the infamous egg sandwich. A deli run is synonymous with hunting and foraging – you hunt down the perfect Gatorade flavor and forage for the little powdered donuts hidden amongst the packaged bakery items. It’s a wonderland of random condiments, paper towels and lottery tickets, all housed together like Wonkaland.