South Florida Dining Spotlight: TooJay’s Deli and Little Hen Breakfast & Eatery
Lifestyle checks in with restaurants throughout the tri-county area offering Phase 1 seated dining and/or delicious takeout
The restaurant: TooJay’s Deli
Where: 2980 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 801 S. University Drive, Plantation; 2880 N. University Drive, Coral Springs
Takeout treats: Launched in Palm Beach nearly 40 years ago, TooJay’s currently serves guests throughout Florida and offers convenient takeout, catering, delivery and curbside pick-up at all its restaurants from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The New York-style deli specializes in category favorites like pile-high sandwiches, made-from-scratch soups and salads, juicy burgers, hot handhelds, comfort entrées, and freshly baked cakes, cookies and pastries. In addition to the convenient takeout, curbside and delivery options, TooJay’s also offers fresh grocery items and paper products with Groceries “Too” Go, available while supplies last. Dining rooms at TooJay’s will reopen May 18, adhering to Phase 1 guidelines.
Don’t miss: Loaded latkes (base price $10.99); the Reuben (pictured above; base $13.59); matzo ball soup (base $4.99); turkey dinner 15.99; pastrami burger (base $14.79); banana dream cake ($6.99 for 1 slice, $25.99 for a whole cake); the renowned black & white cookies ($2.79 per three).
Contact: Visit toojays.com for dining hours at specific locations, and toojays.com/order-now for takeout; 754.755.6090 (Lauderdale), 954.423.1875 (Plantation), 954.346.0021 (Coral Springs)
BROWARD AND MIAMI-DADE
The restaurant: Little Hen Breakfast & Eatery
Where: 4579 Weston Road, Weston; 3451 NE First Ave., Suites 100-102, Miami
Takeout treats: A sense of Euro sophistication and English protocol permeates these popular breakfast and lunch outposts. Think freshly sourced morning favorites, a quaint selection of lunch treats (salads, sandwiches/burgers and a handful of entrées)—as well as high tea service, with requisite mini sandwiches and scones. On the breakfast side, highlights include eggs Benedict variations, including dishes with braised short ribs and jumbo lump crab, as well as omelets and some unique egg combos (like scrambled and pork carnitas tacos). Lunch entrées include a 4-ounce filet mignon, tuna tartare, and branzino.
Don’t miss: With all due respect to the healthy options (chia pudding, avocado toast, acai bowls), it’s hard to overlook the buttermilk pancakes (chocolate chip, Nutella, blueberry compote), French toast (including a bourbon batter offering with bacon, caramelized apple and vanilla sauce) and waffle side (there’s a bananas foster option) of the menu.
Contact: 954.626.0855 (Weston); 305.677.0584 (Miami); little-hen.com