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Deli: Set in the Lower East Side, a part of town you won't want to miss if you are a first-time visitor, this has been 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 twenty-somethings. Yet Katz's well-stocked meat counter and legendary gruff-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. Order a combination soup and half sandwich or if you want to go healthy ask for a half sandwich with house salad for $17. 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 ships nationwide. 205 E. Houston (212) 254-2246 TRAINS F/Second Ave., F, M, J, Z/Delancey-Essex St.

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Deli: "Katz's cinematic legacy precedes it, so wait times at peak hours can be considerable. Come early on your lunch hour, or stop in for a mid-afternoon weekday snack."

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.

Delivery Menu

Oversized Omelets
Soup
Starters, Salads & Sides
Salad Platters
Noshes
Grill Favorites
All Day Specials
Traditional Favorites
Hot Sandwiches
Cold Sandwiches
Half Sandwiches
Desserts
Hot Beverages
Cold Beverages

Catering Menu

Full Lunch Package
Sandwich Platters
Main
Noshes
Desserts
Breakfast
Breakfast - Customize
Non-Traditional Specialty Items

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