Moody’s Delicatessen officially opened at 500 Boylston St. in Boston’s Back Bay today, a new location for the growing Waltham-based empire that includes the acclaimed original location of Moody’s Delicatessen as well as its attached full-service restaurant, the Backroom, not to mention a burgeoning wholesale charcuterie business, New England Charcuterie.
Joshua Smith — Eater Boston’s 2014 Chef of the Year — told Eater in October that the menu at the Back Bay location would differ slightly from the one at the original shop in Waltham. “Not everyone is coming in looking for half a pound of pastrami piled high on rye,” he said at the time. Don’t worry, though: There’s still plenty of pastrami piled high on rye at the 500 Boylston St. location.
Along with classic deli sandwiches and cured meats (which come from the “Death Star,” Moody’s 10,000-square-foot production facility in Waltham), Moody’s Back Bay serves grain bowls, flatbreads cooked in a wood-fired oven, a selection of draft lattes, various gifting items, and an array of other provisions. Moody’s is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; it’s closed on weekends.
Pro tip: Fans of Moody’s charcuterie can also find savory snacks at the delicatessen’s popup holiday shop on Newbury Street.