Carnegie Deli: "In search of the authentic Delicatessen" Carnegie Deli Tip by goingsolo
Carnegie Deli, New York City: 30 reviews and 30 photos
Although you can sample just about any type of cuisine in New York, the old fashioned delicatessens are one of the most popular types of restaurant. These are the places with sandwiches so large they hardly fit in your hand, let alone your mouth, potato pancakes the size of dinner plates and matzo ball soup that can pass for the real thing. One of my must do experiences while in New York is to have all three. It creates a dent in the wallet and a sizable bulge in the belly, but both are worthwhile sacrifices for real pastrami on rye.
My personal favorite and, in my opinion, better than Stage and the 2nd Avenue Deli, is the Carnegie deli. Most New Yorkers and many tourists will have an opinion on the best delis in New York, and there are tons to choose from. If you've never had deli before, or never had real deli, this is the City for experiencing it.
Favorite Dish: Pastrami sandwiches, potato pancakes and matzo ball soup.
Address: 854 7th Avenue
Comparison: about average
Directions: at 55th Street
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