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Located in the historic Arthur Avenue market in the Bronx, Mike's Deli doesn't scrimp on its subs. Eight dollars will get you the Big Mike's Combo—a meat-on-meat hero with densely packed layers of mortadella, ham, salami, capicola, and provolone.
On the day I went, the man behind the counter asked if I wanted fresh mozzarella instead, so this hero came with a thick slab of mozarella with bits of basil and tomato. The eight-dollar sub came with three large segments at least four inches in length, easily feeding three people given that the filling is all meat. The capicola, a dry-cured type of salumi, was especially good and appropriately fatty.
In short, Mike's Deli is a stellar lunch option if you're out visiting the many shops and bakeries in the Belmont district, but it's the prices that further distinguish the place.
2344 Arthur Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10458 (map)