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15 Iconic Pastrami Sandwiches From Across The US
Katz's Delicatessen
Katz's Delicatessen in New York City has been serving up delicious pastrami sandwiches since 1888, making it New York’s oldest deli.
The pastrami is brined for three weeks, massaged with a spicy rub, and smoked for three days. It’s then boiled for three hours and steamed before being hand-carved to order.
Manny's Cafeteria
Manny's Cafeteria & Delicatessen has been satisfying Chicago appetites since 1942, and the spot is well known for its oversized pastrami sandwich.
Manny’s oven roasts the pastrami and slices it thinly before piling it into a pastrami sandwich that pairs well with their matzo ball soup and potato pancakes.
Langer's Deli
As an L.A. staple, Langer’s serves up more than ten different pastrami sandwiches, one of which Nora Ephron called the "finest hot pastrami sandwich in the world."
The pastrami is brined for up to seven days before it’s peppered, rubbed, and smoked. It's piled onto twice-baked bread along with Swiss cheese, coleslaw, and Russian dressing.
Slyman's Restaurant
Slyman’s boasts it’s the home of "Cleveland’s Biggest Corned Beef Sandwich," but the restaurant is also a go-to spot for pastrami fans.
The pastrami is made according to an original 60-year-old recipe. It’s then sliced thinly and piled six inches high on rye bread to make an enormous and delicious sandwich.
Kush by Stephen's
Formerly known as Stephen’s Delicatessen, Kush by Stephen's is Miami’s oldest deli and one of the best spots in town for a pastrami sandwich.
From a classic pastrami to a combo sandwich with pastrami and corned beef, the restaurant reinvents pastrami with novel items like pastrami nachos or pastrami croquetas.