Restaurants

Deli in SoHo & Chinatown

Dean & DeLuca

NYC loves its luxe grocers and Dean & DeLuca is one of the biggest names around town. It's a well-earned reputation given the joint's seemingly infinite assortment of edibles from around the globe. If you're fee…
Deli in Midtown

Ess-a-Bagel

Fresh, toothsome bagels have made this kosher deli a veritable institution. Tell the bagel monger your preference of bagel, then choose from a sprawling counter of cream cheeses and other sandwich fillings. For a cl…
Deli in East Village & Lower East Side

Katz’s Delicatessen

Though visitors won’t find many remnants of the classic, old-world ­Jewish LES dining scene, there are a few stellar holdouts, among them Katz’s Delicatessen, where Meg Ryan faked her famous orgasm in the 1989 movie…
Deli in Upper West Side & Central Park

Barney Greengrass

The self-proclaimed ‘King of Sturgeon’ Barney Greengrass serves up the same heaping dishes of eggs and salty lox, luxuriant caviar, and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate babkas that first made it famous when it opened ov…
Deli in East Village & Lower East Side

Russ & Daughters

In business since 1914, this landmark establishment serves up Eastern European Jewish delicacies such as caviar, herring and lox, and, of course, a smear of cream cheese on a bagel. There's nowhere to sit, so grab a…
Deli in SoHo & Chinatown

Di Palo

Food bloggers revere the porchetta sandwich from this family-run deli; a crusty baguette stuffed with melt-in-your-mouth roast pork seasoned with garlic, fennel and herbs. Not only is it sinfully good, it's huge, so…
Deli in Brooklyn

Mile End

You can almost taste the smoked meats as you enter this small Boerum Hill eatery, which has exposed-brick walls and a couple of communal tables. Try a smoked beef brisket on rye with mustard ($14) – the bread is sti…
Deli in The Bronx

Casa della Mozzarella

Squeeze your way to the rear of this scrumptious little deli and chances are you’ll find Sicilian expat Orazio Carciotto doing what he does best – making silky, fresh, juicy mozzarella. Devour it in one of the deli’…