Katz’s Deli is a New York City staple you should try
Katz’s Deli has been a New York City staple for over a century now. Located on Ludlow Street in the heart of the Lower East Side of New York City, it sits a Jewish deli that specializes in savory pastrami sandwiches. This place was established in 1888 by two brothers, Morris and Hyman, and gained much popularity in many ways throughout the years. One of its first big booms was when many people immigrated to NYC during the 20th century, and it became home to these immigrants who all lived in the Lower East Side, working to make a life for themselves in their new home. It also gained popularity when it was included in the movie “When Harry Met Sally.”
In short, Katz’s Deli is certainly a New York City that you must try!
The atmosphere in Katz’s Deli is bustling. With lines as long as hours, both tourists and locals head here when they are craving a standard pastrami sandwich that will guarantee not disappoint. There are two ways to order. Either at the counter where you seat yourself or by table service.
Seating yourself can be chaotic as there are many people in line and many people behind the counter. My advice is to stay calm and prepare what you want to order beforehand while you wait in that long line. Once you get your food, you’ll be set and ready to dig into that delicious kosher pastrami sandwich.
The sandwich is packed with meat. Personally, I take some of the meat home and make another sandwich out of it but my friends insist on eating each bite with all of the meat they give you. The pastrami is salty and tender. It has a perfect char. There’s also a great acidity from the mustard. Make sure to eat a pickle with each bite to add another level of flavor! The meal is filling and delicious, and adds another layer of excitement to the overall New York experience.
Next time you’re in NYC, check out Katz’s Deli, for it is a must!