• Katz’s Delicatessen

    Food & Drink  

    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.

    Katz's Delicatessen
    205 East Houston Street
    New York, NY 10002

    Jun 10, 2013 | Permalink (11) Total Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/21/2013 at 6:20 PM:

    @What?—A few people can’t seem to be civil, so I shut off comments on new posts until further notice.

    what? left a comment on 11/21/2013 at 6:07 PM:

    You don’t allow commenting on your blog anymore? Why?

    Diane Dee left a comment on 6/25/2013 at 12:03 PM:

    Have you ever tried Ben’s in midtown? Don’t bother.
    David’s House of Brisket has good food but quantity and quality of their sandwiches don’t compare. There are not several places that hand carve and Katz’s makes their own. I always “have what she had” at Katz’s.

    Alexander left a comment on 6/25/2013 at 12:52 AM:

    Deli aside, I really like the composition of this photo. Nice work.

    Williams left a comment on 6/24/2013 at 4:37 PM:

    New York is famous for their delis? Who knew?!

    Michael left a comment on 6/23/2013 at 10:20 PM:

    Cool that “When Harry Met Sally” shot its famous scene there. Never knew that when I stumbled about this place one late night on my last visit to the city.

    Raphael left a comment on 6/21/2013 at 4:52 PM:

    @F.E. Castleberry - I’m pretty sure they do.  I think I’ve seen it elsewhere, as well.  I know it is uncommon, but certainly not unique.  This book probably holds the answer: http://www.savethedeli.com/

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/21/2013 at 3:53 PM:

    @Raphael—These deli’s hand carve their pastrami?

    Raphael left a comment on 6/21/2013 at 1:35 PM:

    I believe Ben’s in Midtown also hand-carves their beef, as does David’s House of Brisket and several other places.

    Ryan left a comment on 6/21/2013 at 1:01 AM:

    We have one in Houston. Sometimes it is the only taste of home I get.

    Campbell left a comment on 6/20/2013 at 6:04 PM:

    that’s more like it ;)