New York Delis:
Long Time Resident Shares
The Best

You just can’t leave New York City without trying New York delis, short for delicatessens. I recommend going with a very empty stomach as their sandwiches and food portions are HUGE!


Living in NYC all my life, and having a husband who this kind of food (who doesn't?), I have tried them all and I am happy to share my experiences and the best and most authentic picks for you to try.


Artie's Deli
Arties83rd.net
2290 Broadway, between 82nd 83rd Streets
212-579-5959
A good Jewish deli where you'll enjoy gristle-free pastrami sandwiches and sumptuous potato pancakes. The recipe Artie's uses for their pastrami is from Bernstein's on Essex, a famous deli that was located on the Lower East Side. Closed on Saturdays.

Carnegie Deli
carnegiedeli.com
854 7th Avenue at 55th Street
212-757-2245
Carnegie is famous for their mile-high sandwiches—and I do mean mile-high! I recommend sharing a sandwich (although there is a $3 surcharge) and you’ll still be stuffed! A popular destination for visitors and tourists. Cash only.


Junior's
juniorscheesecake.com
West 45th St. between Broadway and 8th Avenue
212-302-2000
Famous for its fabulous cheesecake, you'll also find delicious matzo ball soup, chopped liver, and brisket.

Katz's Deli
katzsdelicatessen.com
205 East Houston Street
212-254-2246
You’ll find old world Jewish deli here—my grandfather use to eat here all the time (because my grandmother was such a terrible cook). Although it’s far from fancy, the food makes up for it. The famous scene from “When Harry Met Sally” took place here. Nothing beats their warm corned beef or pastrami sandwiches!


Sarge's Deli
sargesdeli.com
548 Third Avenue between 36th and 37th Streets
212-679-0442
Although I haven’t been there in a long time, I must list it because my memories of it are absolutely delicious ones.


Second Avenue Deli
www.2ndavedeli.com
162 East 33rd Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues
212-689-9000
Although no longer located on second avenue (they lost their lease) this deli continues to attract a large crowd with its Kosher, delicious food.


NOTES ON NEW YORK DELIS

Barney Greengrass
Brooklyn Location
386 Flatbush Avenue Extension at Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn
718-852-5257
541 Amsterdam Avenue at 86th Street
212-724-4707
Although this institution is famous for its sturgeon, smoked salmon, Nova, blintzes and a few other specialties, I refuse to eat there. Why? I think that the prices are totally ridiculous.


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