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Cuisine: American, Deli
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Set in the Lower East Side, Katz's has been a Manhattan mainstay since 1888. This kosher-style deli delights the cold, tired and corned beef-ready from its brightly lit corner on the Lower East Side.... Read More
Set in the Lower East Side, Katz's has been a Manhattan mainstay since 1888. This kosher-style deli delights 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 feel timeless. The freshly carved corned beef and pastrami sandwiches are worth the hype, and more-than-large enough to share. Order a combination soup and half sandwich, or if you want to go healthy, ask for a half sandwich with the house salad. 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.
- Deli: "To beat the crowds, come by early for lunch during the week - if you arrive by 11, that should suffice."
- 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.