where harry met sally


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.

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  1. "Hope you have what she had" - haha, had to laugh out loud badly just now :) My colleague looked at me a bit bewildered!
    Love it! Viele Gruesse, Kristina

  2. LOVE that movie as much as classic NYC delis. So jealous of your meal!

  3. oh boy. Please tell me there weren't any spontaneous orgasms going on?

  4. Truly one of my favorite places to eat. I'm wishing I wasn't all the way in CA because my mouth is watering now :)

  5. Never mind the soup or the salami. I saw the pickles and now I'm craving pickles!! I guess I'm easily suggestible!! ^_^

  6. this is SO cool, i want to watch that movie now! ;) love it.

  7. I'm loving your tour through NYC's best eateries. Have you tried Cafe Habana in Nolita yet? Their corn is A-MAZING!!

  8. I second Habana but I also throw in Ipuddo for the insane ramen. Some people don't like La Esquina but I do. Potato chorizo taco and elote. Yummmmmmmm.

  9. {lovely little things} & AES - Thanks for the tips, guys! We're adding those to our list for when we go back to NYC. (We've left and are actually just reeeeeally behind in posting)

  10. Insightful! I will surely go here on my NY trip!


  11. i love that movie! and that deli has been on my list forever!

    ps: i'd love it if you stopped by http://lifespelledjen.blogspot.com

  12. Anonymous29.11.10

    LOL! One of my favorite movies of all time! Probably #2 after "So I Married An Axe-Murderer..." So completely wonderful to watch over and over again!
    Oh, an the apple pie happened somewhere on the WAY to NYC...not there. :) Those pickles sure look scrumptious!