America's Best Jewish Delis

The New York Jewish deli is an iconic institution dating back to 1888 with the opening of Katz's. Since then, replicas have set up shop across the U.S. serving pastrami sandwiches and matzo ball soup.
  1. Katz's Delicatessen [New York, NY]
    "Pastrami is INSANE. Something everyone must try once in their life, even if only visiting NYC, and especially if living here." - Zack K.
  2. Canter's Delicatessen [Los Angeles, CA]
    "Authentic 1950s-designed Jewish deli that originally opened in Boyle Heights in 1931. Moved to its current location in 1953." - Offbeat L.A.
  3. Ben's Best Kosher Delicatessen [Rego Park, NY]
    "Matzo ball soup full of dill, potato pancake crispier and more seasoned than a Chanukah latke, and Dr. Ruth's 'wich is A+ with xtra Rus. Dres." - Martin L.
  4. Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen [San Francisco, CA]
    "Crunchy and fluffy Bialys, great with lox, fried eggs, and/or house crispy pastrami." - Rem K.
  5. Zaftigs Delicatessen [Brookline, MA]
    "Matzoh ball soup is truly the best cold remedy. Get some Jewish penicillin when you're here." - Daniel T.
  6. The General Muir [Atlanta, GA]
    "This upscale Jewish deli concept from Ben and Jen Johnson and Shelley Sweet of popular breakfast spot, West Egg, and executive chef Todd Ginsberg has been winning hearts since it opened in 2013." - Eater
  7. Brent's Deli [Northridge, CA]
    "The latkes here are huge. One is the size of a burger patty. It's served with sour cream and cherry apple sauce." - Justin O.
  8. Kenny & Ziggy's Deli [Houston, TX]
    "World class NY deli deep in the heart of Texas, Houston anyway. Every dish is truly authentic. Save up your calories the day you eat here." - Mark J.
  9. Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen [Portland, OR]
    "Two words... Pastrami gravy. The homemade applesauce is also good!" - Megan K.
  10. Manny's Cafeteria & Delicatessen [Chicago, IL]
    "Awesome throw back restaurant. Hasn't changed since the 1960s and the corned beef is out of this world." - Elizabeth L.
  11. Mile End Deli [Brooklyn, NY]
    "Just as good as any Jewish deli, the smoked meat is delicious and the pickles are too." - Gideon O.
  12. Shapiro's Delicatessen [Indianapolis, IN]
    "Best deli outside New York. Pastrami, Reubens, Matzo ball soup, Cel ray soda." - Zach S.
  13. Harold's New York Deli [Edison, NJ]
    "GIANT sandwiches, delicious pastrami, and enough pickles to feed an army." - Jonathan R.
  14. Saul's Restaurant & Deli [Berkeley, CA]
    "Great Jewish deli eats. Usually stuff my face with latkes, pickles, pastrami and more pickles. Busy on weekends for brunch, but well worth a visit." - Ronan F.
  15. Zingerman's Delicatessen [Ann Arbor, MI]
    "If you're from Ann Arbor, and a Jew, there is a 100% chance you'll see your family friends." - Jeremy C.
  16. Famous 4th Street Delicatessen [Philadelphia, PA]
    "You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Sandwiches are huge and breakfast is served all day. Free pickles to start your meal and free chocolate chip cookies." - Jenni R.
  17. Jake's Deli [Milwaukee, MI]
    "I grew up in NYC and I can say this place has legit Jewish style deli food. Can't go wrong with the Reuben or anything pastrami or corned beef based." - Broidy
  18. Weiss Deli and Bakery [Henderson, NV]
    "Must haves include the knish and the pastrami, delicious every time!" - Autumn H.
  19. Parkway Deli & Restaurant [Silver Spring, MD]
    "The Delight was TRULY a delight, probably the best pastrami I've ever had. The broth of the chicken soup was succulent!" - Cory K.
  20. David's Brisket House [Brooklyn, NY]
    "Pastrami on rye is what to get. A medium can feed a family of four for a week." - Shola E.
  21. The Bagel Deli [Denver, CO]
    "It's all good. Been here forever while other delis have come and gone. Always great service even when they are packed." - Rich
  22. Wexler's Deli [Los Angeles, CA]
    "Chef Micah Wexler smokes his own fish, cures his own pastrami, makes his own pickles and generally obsesses over the quality of every last detail." - LA Weekly
  23. 2nd Ave Deli [New York, NY]
    "Great classic NYC deli food. The best half-sour pickles in Manhattan. Can't go wrong with the corned beef or pastrami. Great matzoh ball soup!" - Brett F.
  24. Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant [Los Angeles, CA]
    "Everyone gets the #19 Pastrami but my love is the #24 Roast Beef. On an onion roll it rocks." - Steven d.