Best Jewish Delis in Manhattan

  Last modified on September 18th, 2018

YUM! Nothing better than pastrami, sturgeon and smoked nova! Here are the best Jewish delis in Manhattan!

Katz Delicatessen

205 East Houston Street

We thought it would be appropriate to start our list of the best Jewish delis in NYC with the iconic Katz Deli, serving massive sandwiches on the Lower East Side since 1888.

Their corned beef and pastrami is slowly cured and the process can take up to 30 days, which is beneficial for the flavor of the meat.

Popular:

  • Katz’s pastrami hot sandwich
  • Katz’s Corned Beef Hot Sandwich
  • Matzo ball soup
  • Knishes

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Barney Greengrass

541 Amsterdam Ave

In business since 1908, Barney Greengrass is known and loved for their smoked fish. Go UWS!

Popular:

  • Sturgeon!
  • Lox
  • Bagels

Barney Greengrass

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Second Avenue Deli

162 East 33rd Street & 1442 First Avenue

This certified-Kosher deli originally established in 1954 in the East Village.

Popular

  • Consomme
  • Spinach knish
  • Blintzes

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Sarge’s Delicatessen

548 3rd Avenue

Open 24/7 and in business for 53 years.

Popular

  • Pastrami and corned beef
  • Hot French dip
  • Cheesecake

Sarges Delicatessen

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Mile End Deli

53 Bond Street

Chic, Montreal-style Jewish deli. They opened their downtown Manhattan location in 2012.

Popular:

  • meat poutine
  • Latkes
  • smoked meat hash

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Pastrami Queen

1125 Lexington Avenue

This old-school Jewish deli’s origins began in Kew Gardens; they became one of the best Jewish delis in Manhattan when they moved to their Upper East Side location in early 2014.

Popular:

  • hot pastrami sandwich
  • jumbo hot dog on a roll
  • french fries

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Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen

209 West 38th Street

Open in Midtown since 1996, Ben’s is a chain with locations throughout New York and one in Boca Raton.

Popular:

  • overstuffed corn been and pastrami sandwiches
  • chicken noodle soup
  • potato pancakes

BENS KOSHER DELICATESSEN

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Russ & Daughters

179 East Houston Street & 127 Orchard Street

Open in 1914, Russ & Daughters has both a cafe and a store.

Popular:

  • Fish boards, served with a bagel, bialy, shissel rye, or pumpernickel.
  • Lower Sunny Side: sunny side up eggs, Gaspe Nova smoked salmon, potato latkes
  • rugelach

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