This cavernous cafeteria is a repository of New York history—glossies of celebs spanning the past century crowd the walls, and the classic Jewish deli offerings are nonpareil. Start with a crisp-skinned, all-beef hot dog for just $3.10. Then flag down a meat cutter and order a legendary sandwich. The brisket sings with horseradish, and the thick-cut pastrami stacked high between slices of rye is the stuff of dreams. Everything tastes better with a glass of the hoppy house lager; if you’re on the wagon, make it a Dr. Brown’s.
Gotham has a proud Jewish heritage, one even non-chosen folk can enjoy with the best Jewish deli food in NYC. Old-school New York delis serve some of the city’s best bagels, pastrami sandwiches, matzo ball soup and more. From Lower East Side restaurants to uptown icons, here is where you can find the best Jewish deli grub in New York.
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