Cafes & Delis
Cafes & Delis In New York
The classic cuisine of the New York City that never stops eating have been imitated parodied and occasionally overlooked even by locals for fusion fads or lunchtime flavors of the week. But the classic New York deli has unending appeal. Knowing a good tradition when they see one, with the demand for GMO free and organic products, upstarts are moving in on deli territory with deli/market/ready-to-eat options.
Of course, like everything in this city of endless options, there are countless variations on the theme. Café’s will be happy to cater your cousin’s birthday party but may not have a place to consume that hero. Just like your corner bodega, a 24-hour mainstay for anyone who has ever needed gum, laundry detergent or coconut water in the middle of the night, has little in common with a sit-down sandwich shop where they cure the pastrami in-house.
Whether you’re in the mood for the mountains of meat served on grainy rye from Katz’s Deli, or Sarge’s knishes so good you’ll want to call your mother from Russ & Daughters, or prosciutto-heavy heroes at Dave and Tony’s of Astoria, or fresh fiddle-head ferns from Forager’s in DUMBO, there is no shortage of deli variety. Step right up to the counter, grab a number, friend, you’ve come to the right place.
Observant Jews don’t have to settle for plain falafel in New York City, where there are plenty of kosher restaurants to suit religious gourmands. These kosher eateries abide by orthodox Jewish policies, ensuring that their standards are never compromised, even in the busiest of kitchens. From jazzed-up vegan and vegetarian restaurants to world-class Indian restaurants and old-school deli counters slinging pastrami sandwiches in NYC.