While there are innumerable ways to take your pastrami, there's little dispute that this New York native from the 19th century has become a beloved American deli classic. From its beginnings in brine to a final steam to render its marblings, pastrami—like grilled cheese—is a practice in the art of comfort food. Go traditional (pastrami on rye and some mustard), or try "the works," otherwise known as The Rachel, complete with coleslaw, Russian dressing and Swiss. Prefer a pastrami dip on a French roll? No judgment here. Whether it be a BBQ joint or a new vendor in Grand Central Market, there's a place that satisfies your cured-and-smoked meat needs on this list of the best pastrami sandwiches in Los Angeles.
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