Since 1888 Katz’s Delicatessen has been serving up some of the world’s greatest deli sandwiches on the Lower East Side of New York.
Today true delis are a rare breed. This special type of food emporium was created in the heyday of immigration to New York when newcomers to the US craved the flavors from back home, which were born from the reality of no refrigeration. Smoking and pickling and other food curing methods helped lengthen the lifespan of meat, and also gave meat a special flavor that could not be reproduced easily using other methods.
Katz’s Deli was a beloved eatery established by a Russian immigrant family. Today the tradition established then, which survived three depressions, uncountable recessions, and two world wars, keeps Katz’s on the map and in the hearts of its loyal customers.
Katz’s is located at 205 East Houston Street (corner of Ludlow St) For more information and their hours go to Katz’s or call 1-800-4-HOTDOG and/or (212) 254-2246.