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12 Grocery Store Chains With A Top-Rated Deli Counter
Deli counters may be synonymous with cured meats, but they also offer plenty of ready-to-eat meals, like the famous "Pub Subs" at Publix markets that populate the South.
If you come for the subs, then stay for the rest of the deli selection, which includes their famous fried chicken, soup, and picnic-worthy side dishes.
Whole Foods
Whole Foods’ deli counter is the place to go for sandwiches packed with organic produce and sliced meats, and they also offer plenty of on-the-go choices.
What sets Whole Foods apart is the high quality of its prepared foods, from pizza by the slice and fresh sushi to its famous hot bar where you can build your own meal.
The Fresh Market
This deli counter is home to everything from specialty cheeses and fresh baguettes for your next charcuterie to rotisserie chickens for a quick dinner.
You can also find chicken pot pies, take-and-bake pizzas, pasta, salads, dips, and even mini meatloaves. For dessert, try their fudge or cake rolls.
This beloved New England staple has been serving up premium produce and deli delights for more than a century, offering a wide selection of imported cured meats.
Aside from Jamon Iberico, pastrami, German brats, and house-branded sausages, you can find made-to-order hoagies, potato and cheese pierogies, and much more.
Central Market
If you find yourself in Texas, stop at Central Market to enjoy its well-stocked deli counter-slash-upscale cafeteria, where you can find simple and fancy food.
You can find applewood smoked ham and prosciutto de Parma next to roast beef sandwiches loaded with rosemary wagyu beef and ready-made food like pasta, sauces, and tamales.