205 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002
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Wed-Thu, Sun 8am-10:45pm
Average Main Course Price is $12
A Manhattan mainstay since 1888, this kosher-style deli has been delighting generations of the cold, tired and corned beef-ready from its brightly lit corner on the Lower East Side. Once an immigrant neighborhood, the area is now populated by twentysomethings in Doc Marten throwbacks. Yet Katz's simple tables, well-stocked meat counter and quick-but-kind service somehow feels timeless. The freshly carved corned beef and pastrami sandwiches are worth the hype, and large enough to last at least two more footwear trends. Make sure someone at your table orders an all-beef frankfurter, served on a soft roll with tangy mustard, and don't overlook the knockwurst with beans. Best of all, if you want to take a taste of East Houston home with you, Katz's now ships nationwide. Giddyup.
Best for Deli Because: This iconic Lower East Side deli has spawned countless imitators, but the house-cured pastrami and enormous half-sour pickles are the real deal.