Ben’s In the News

February 16, 2018
Don’t Pass Over Ben’s Catered Holiday Dinner

Enjoy a Meal for 10 with a Side of B1G1 Coupons


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

February 8, 2018
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


January, 2018
12 Excellent Things to Eat, Drink, and Do in New York City This January

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January 17, 2018
Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Offering $3.99 Kids Meals in February

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January 17, 2018
Deli Talk with the Old-Timers: An Evening at Ben’s Deli with the Workmen’s Circle

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January 17, 2018
Ben’s on a Budget: Kids Eat for $3.99 throughout February

From February 1 to 28, 2018, all seven Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers locations, are offering a $3.99 Ben’s Kids Meal Deal with the purchase of a regular priced adult sandwich or entrée. Recognizing that families are usually feeling a post-holiday financial crunch, Ben’s has always set aside the month of February as a time to provide customers with delicious, freshly-prepared, quality meals for children ages 10 and under that don’t break the bank.

The great price is only the beginning. What sets Ben’s Kids Menu apart is the mother-approved choices like hand-breaded chicken tenders, real, unprocessed turkey, lean-sliced brisket, fresh-ground steak burgers and other wholesome choices. Ben’s is well-known for its homemade cooking and quality ingredients, but not everyone knows that their children’s meals are made from scratch, too. Even the fries, mashed potatoes and pasta sauce are made in-house. All kids’ meals come with all the pickles and fresh-cut coleslaw one can eat, plus a bottomless fountain drink and a dessert.

“We know that families are feeling the financial effects of the holiday season, so we wanted to give them an option that is wallet-friendly and made with the best ingredients” says Ronnie Dragoon, Founder/Owner, Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers.

January 10, 2018
What’s a Big Game Without a Big Spread?

Ben’s Takeout Packages, Catering Deals and Party Spaces are Perfect for Football Playoffs


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


The Absolute Best Knish in New York

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January 5, 2018
Ben’s Kosher Deli and The Workman’s Circle Collaborate for a Night Filled with Jewish History, New York Culture and Delicious Food

Ben’s of Manhattan to Host “Talk and Taste the History” Event on Thursday, January 11


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: For more information about Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, visit

December 21, 2017
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