Mile End

Deli in Brooklyn: Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook

You can almost taste the smoked meats as you enter this small Boerum Hill eatery, which has exposed-brick walls and a couple of communal tables. Try a smoked beef brisket on rye with mustard ($15) – the bread is sticky soft and the meat will melt in your mouth.

You'll also find classic Montreal-style bagels and that delightful Quebecois mess, poutine (French fries topped with gravy and cheese curds).