Now That's a Friggin' Sandwich! 9 Mouth-Watering Jewish Delis Still Stackin' 'Em High in NYC

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Do you love stacks of corned beef and pastrami piled high on rye bread? We know you do.

In New York City, Jewish delis are the cornerstones of our communities.

They keep rich cultural and culinary tradition alive through delicious food that has been unique to New York for decades. Today, these delis are still beloved by New Yorkers, who are very loyal and territorial over their favorite delis.

Here are 9 of the very best Jewish delis still stackin' sandwiches high in NYC. Did your favorite make the list?


1. Katz's Delicatessen (205 East Houston Street)

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What would this list be without Katz's Deli, which sets the standards for all Jewish delis in NYC?

Katz's is as classic as it gets, with its heritage being traced all the way back to its opening on the LES in 1888.

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At Katz's Deli, quality means taking their time.

Their corned beef and pastrami are cured for up to thirty days before being served, which means that Katz's is the real deal, a place that cares and values their food as much as their customers.

Plus, those massive, mouth-watering pastrami sandwiches are to die for... and anyone who's tried them can tell you the same.


2. 2nd Avenue Deli (various NYC locations)

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With two locations in Midtown East and the UES, you can enjoy your Second Avenue Deli favorites in two major Manhattan neighborhoods.

Second Avenue Deli is a family business that is run today by the original owner's two nephews, who are carrying on this famous kosher deli's tradition of excellence.

You can expect mountains of kosher meats on rye bread, like corned beef and pastrami, plus other favorite Jewish foods like matzoball soup.

The flavors found here reflect the city's best pastimes.


3. Ben's Best Kosher Delicatessen (96-40 Queens Boulevard)

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Ben's is a no-frills, no-nonsense kosher deli with matzo ball soup and potato pancakes that are addicting.

Ben's also has some of the best corned beef and pastrami in the city.

If you're really into the meats and are feeling adventurous, you can order a sandwich that features corned beef, pastrami, and brisket on rye, if you truly need to get your carnivore fix on.


4. Liebman's Kosher Delicatessen (552 West 235th Street - the Bronx)

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Liebman's has been at it for sixty-plus years, serving old-school kosher sandwiches in an old-school Bronx setting that recreates the atmosphere from when it originally opened in 1953.

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Combinations of corned beef, pastrami, brisket, and whatever else you can imagine on a deli sandwich ranging from tongue to turkey.

You're guaranteed to leave full because you'll gobble up the sandwich plus their divine pickle spears and cole slaw every single time.


5. Sarge's Delicatessen (548 3rd Avenue)

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, a $42 sandwich with corned beef, pastrami, roast beef, fresh turkey, salami, lettuce, tomato, cole slaw and Russian dressing on several thick slices of rye bread.

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Sarge's almost has the feel of a little diner in the big city, as it has an extensive menu and it's open twenty-four hours a day.

Pastrami sandwiches come cut extra lean but extra hefty on the stacking.

If you're feeling really brave, order the Monster

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