When it comes to dining, nothing says New York quite like the deli. Bagels, Pastramis on Rye, endless refills of filter coffee and pickles on the side of everything – they are the staple of any good concrete jungle experience. So loosen those belt buckles as we round up five of the best.
#1 The Iconic
Where: Katz’s Delicatessen , Corner East Houston & Ludlow Streets
If you’re looking for bang for your buck and a highly Instagrammable food moment, Katz’s is the deli for you. It’s where Sally explained the fake orgasm to Harry, where detectives Benson and Stabler have had many a pensive chat about crime and where Johnny Depp spent some time in Donny Brasco. With almost 130 years of experience behind it, Katz’s serves close to 5,000 kilos of pastrami a week to its loyal customers, so it’s pretty easy to guess what’s good on the menu. If that doesn’t take your fancy, why not try one of their famed hotdogs or something from the salami wall.