Finding the best Delis in all of New York City is a bit like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. With Delis on almost every corner of the Big Apple it can be difficult to find those truly exceptional delis that is everything a Deli should be and more. But, here are a few New York’s finest Delis.
It may not be much to look at on the outside or the inside for that matter, but Katz’s Deli simply has to be the very best Deli in all of New York City. This deli is the only Deli around that still hand carves it’s meats for those delicious deli sandwiches and has been doing so through thick and thin, rain or show, war and peace and economic hardship since 1888. Just step inside the doors of Katz’s Deli and take a deep breath and you will know in an instant that this is indeed everything that you expected a Deli to be. Katz’s is located at 205 East Houston Street.
2nd Ave Deli
Mentioned on several “best Deli” and “Best restaurant lists” the 2nd ave Deli has two locations neither one of them on 2nd Ave. This Deli is considered to have one of the best Pastrami sandwiches around and it’s family friendly atmosphere makes it a great place to take the kids. Locations are: 162 East 33rd street and 1442 first Ave.
Describe by New York Magazine as “The Jewish grandmother you always wanted” This Bronx Deli serves old fashioned Deli food that really takes you back in time. While their sandwiches are considered just average fair, their chicken and Matzoh soups are exceptional by anyone’s standards and it is said that stuffed cabbage is out of this world. This Deli is located at 235th street in the Bronx
Mill Basin Deli
Brooklyn’s top Deli and number 5 on this list is the Mill Basin Deli, This Deli offers friendly service, large sandwiches, One of things that makes this Deli a hit is the wonderful bread that all their sandwiches are served on. While not the cheapest Deli around their prices beat those in Manhattan and most people rave about this Deli’s Latke chips. One consumer even stated it was worth the trip just for the chips. Mill Basin is located at 5823Ave T in Brooklyn.
No matter where you go in New York City there is sure to be at least one exceptional Deli. While most of the old fashioned Deli’s no longer exist there are still enough around to give you the true flavors of what a real deli is all about.