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If you've seen When Harry Met Sally, you've seen Katz's Deli. We didn't notice the apple pie on the menu, but according to Anthony Bourdain, you go there for the best pastrami sandwich in New York City.
Adorned with celebrity photos from over the last 25+ years, the walls of the delicatessen have that shameless self-promotional look that you come to expect from classic diners.
In true NYC deli fashion, we were greeted with a plate of pickles:
In addition to the variety of menu items for you to choose from (salami, pastrami, roast beef, corned beef, etc...), you're also able to get some freshly sliced deli meat to go... or even send some overseas!
After overdosing on knishes in Philadelphia, we thought we would try another staple of Jewish-American cuisine: matzah ball soup. We wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Pretty good stuff.
We devoured the sandwich that we ordered before there was a chance to photograph it. You don't go to Katz's for the presentation though. It's basically just the meat between two normal slices of bread. Nothing fancy. The juicy, delicious meat is this deli's raison d'être.