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NYC Bites: Katz’s Pastrami Sandwich Creams the Competition
April 6, 2023, 7:32.09 pm ET



There is only one place in New York City where there is a non-stop line for pastrami and that is Katz’s Delicatessen on the Lower East Side. So, when they say their pastrami is legendary, it truly is. Standing on line you watch as the workers carefully trim away some of the fat, but not all, piling slices of the perfectly sliced beef on slices of rye slathered with brown mustard. Katz’s sandwich is a double-fisted pastrami dream! Just be sure to grab a handful of napkins, you will need them.

Established in 1888 by the Iceland Brothers, it was later bought out in 1910 by Willy Katz and his cousin Benny, according to the website, and Katz’s Delicatessen was officially born and more than 100 years later and Katz’s is still going strong.