Its glowing red vertical neon sign on the corner of Houston and Ludlow still beckons like a lighthouse steering you to something sensible and safe – and, since 1888 (it’s the oldest NY deli there is), delicious.
Grab a number, wait to give your order, and take a seat in the cacophonous dining area (or get it to go, like chef Fabio Trabocchi) and experience what about a dozen of our foodies-who-should-know say is the quintessential NY dining experience.
While it may be known more for those over-stuffed, melty-meat pastrami sandwiches at lunch or late-night, Grub Street’s Josh Ozersky likes to stroll in when least expected.
- 205 East Houston Street (Ludlow),
Lower East Side,
- +1 212 254 2246
- Opening Times
- daily, 8am-10.45pm (9.45pm Mon/Tues, 2.45am Fri/Sat)