Best Jewish Delis in the World: Langer's in Los Angeles
When Shira Lazar went behind the counter at Schwartz's Deli in Montreal, it got us craving some overstuffed pastrami sandwiches and potato latkes with applesauce. So this week Jaunted is taking a look at the Best Jewish Delis in the World. Got your own suggestion for tasty goody delis? Let us know.
We couldn’t do a Best Jewish Delis roundup and ignore the Semitic smorgasbord LA has on offer, and trust us, it was not easy to pick just one. But when it comes down to it, it's pretty hard to beat Langer's.
Serving since 1947, this Alvarado Street institution looks at first glance much like any other retro American diner, with roomy faux-leather booths, tiny swivel stools aligned at the counter, and a diverse cross-section of Los Angelenos streaming in and out. But despite standard diner fare like western omelets and hot dogs, you'll realize this is a special place once you set eyes on their signature item: the legendary hot pastrami sandwich, piled high on rye bread, topped with swiss cheese and coleslaw; kosher dills on the side.
In the eyes of many eaters, it's this smoky, spicy sandwich that makes Langer's stand above its many LA competitors. They've got blintzes and brisket and the rest of it, but really, it's all about the sandwich.
Craving a hot pastrami and can't make it to the inconvenient downtown location? Or even to the West Coast? Not to worry; Langer's delivers – far. You can order a vacuum-packed pound of pastrami, along with a loaf of fresh rye bread, delivered anywhere in the country by FedEx overnight.
· Langer's Deli [Official Site]
· The Best Jewish Delis in the World:: Katz's in New York [Jaunted]
· The Best Jewish Delis in the World:: Chicago's Ashkenaz [Jaunted]