Stemming from the Latin word delicatus, meaning "pleasing," delicatessen means different things in different places.
In Europe, delicatessen indicates high-quality foods with high price points -- they're frequently found in luxury department stores, like Harrods.
Australia follows that interpretation.
But, here in the U.S., when we say deli, we're talking about a mixture of grocery store and fast-casual restaurant.
Sure, there are different variations. Many traditional Eastern European delicatessens offer counter and sit down service with a customary selection of kosher-style fare (think pastrami, briskets, and reubens). However, being that we're the world's largest melting pot, the term also encompasses casual sandwich shops with convenience stores attached.
No matter what definition appeals to you, there's no denying that a good deli is just straight up delicious.
With that, we bring to you the ten best delis in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.