Planted on the corner of Ludlow and Houston (that’s House-ton, not Hue-ston) is a kosher-style deli flickering the name “KATZ’S DELICATESSEN” in neon lights. Half the name is burnt out half the time but it’s of no consequence. Locals and tourists alike know it as a New York institution—and not only because it’s been around since 1888. Katz’s is the only spot in town that still carves all its pastrami and corned beef by hand. Big deal? It makes a difference. But don’t take my word for it. Testimonials and photographs of politicians, celebrities, and world leaders past and present line the wood paneled walls. Pop in, take your ticket, and sit down to the best pastrami on rye in the five boroughs. Or just have what she’s having.
205 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002