Katz’s Delicatessen NYC

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Katz’s Delicatessen NYC on the Lower East Side is an iconic location and very well known. It was founded in 1888 and is well established as arguably the best deli in all of New York City. The deli is so iconic that it has made appearances in numerous movies such as “When Harry Met Sally” and “We Own the Night.”

Katz’s Delicatessen NYC

Katz’s Delicatessen NYC is known for the Katz’s pastrami sandwich. We gave it a shot and all we can say is, the hype is real. Our experience at Katz’s Delicatessen NYC was very unique. They kept the same method of operations since they opened. When you walk into the eatery, you’re handed a ticket and wait until you’re called so you can give your order. Make sure you don’t lose the ticket! Once you receive the order, you eat (obviously) and on your way out, you hand the ticket over and pay for your food. It’s quick, simple and pretty effective.

Katz’s Delicatessen NYC is slammed with tourists that’s for sure, so it’s not a real insider tip from our side, but it is worth going though. Katz Delicatessen NYC is part of the city and you shouldn’t miss the experience while visiting New York.

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Katz’s Delicatessen NYC Slogan: “Send a Salami to your Boy in the Army”

So a fun fact about Katz’s Deli, is that the owner’s three sons went off to fight for their country during World War II. During that time, they were sent food from the restaurant during their tour in Europe. This is the origin of the slogan “Send a Salami to your Boy in the Army.” Also, there were theaters scattered everywhere in the area and actors and celebrities would frequently visit the deli.

If you want to learn more about Katz’s Delicatessen NYC, please visit their website here.

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