How does Katz’s stack up to Langer’s?

Katz's pastrami on rye with russian dressing

I just got back from a trip to Boston and New York City (posting from my phone did not work, but I will figure it out before my next trip). Finally made it to Katz’s deli in NYC. Here is their formidable pastrami sandwich on rye with russian dressing. Katz’s pastrami is on a par with the pastrami at my favorite deli, Langer’s in Los Angeles, very tender and thickly sliced. And Katz’s tangy, relish-filled russian dressing is wonderful, perhaps better than Langer’s. But Katz’s sliced rye doesn’t come close to the fresh-baked rye at Langer’s, sliced for your sandwich still warm, with its crispy crust and soft center. Now I’m a Katz’s fan, but Langer’s still has the best pastrami sandwich anywhere. On my next visit I will try Second Avenue deli and see how they compare.

Katz’s Delicatessen
205 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002
(212) 254-2246
Open Mon-Wed 8:00am-10:45pm
Thurs 8:00am-2:45am
On Fridays they open at 8am and stay open until 10:45pm Sunday night!