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The Sandwich Shop Anthony Bourdain Always Went To In New York City
An NYC pastrami sandwich is iconic, and although chef Anthony Bourdain tasted many at some famous places, Pastrami Queen was at the top of his hometown favorites.
"The first thing I get when I'm back in New York is a pastrami sandwich. Pastrami Queen is a really good sandwich — if not the best, among the very best," he told Variety magazine.
The Pastrami Queen sandwich is not your ordinary pastrami on rye. It's fork-and-knife massive, certified kosher, hand-cut, with house-made garlic pickles on locally sourced rye.
There are three Pastrami Queen locations — two restaurants in Manhattan's Upper East and West Sides, and a newly-opened stand inside Penn Station's Moynihan Food Hall.
The Pastrami Queen website displays an accolade from Anthony Bourdain: "The real deal pastrami sandwich." For non-New Yorker foodies, Pastrami Queen ships nationwide via Goldbelly.