Classic NY Jewish Deli
Why locals love it
Established in 1888, Katz's Delicatessen has maintained the tradition of quality that made it a beloved deli among the immigrants who crowded into Lower Manhattan. Locals come here to get their fix of classic meat sandwiches, knishes, and matzoh ball soup. They stay open 24 hours on Saturdays to feed the partygoers of the Lower East Side.
Why you should visit it
You cannot leave NYC without visiting this beloved institution and home of the best pastrami sandwich. The portions are BIG, so one sandwich can easily feed two people, and you should definitely try the pickles. Don't let the long lines discourage you, it's definitely worth the wait!
For those who arrive with big appetites, tip the meat carvers a few dollars and they'll give you a bigger portion!