A few blocks off the Coney Island boardwalk is Alex Deli and Grocery, a convenience store with serious Mexican comestibles. We like the spongy, corn-husk-wrapped tamales: Chicken-filled specimens swim in spicy salsa verde or inky, chocolaty mole. Since they’re priced at a buck each, you’ll have money left over for the Cyclone.
Alex Deli and Grocery
|Venue name:||Alex Deli and Grocery||Contact:|
1418 Mermaid Ave
|Cross street:||between Stillwell Ave and 15th St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 7am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: D, F, N, Q to Coney Island–Stillwell Ave|
|Price:||Average tamale: $1. Cash only|