________________________________________________________________Russ & Daughters - New York Deli
Posted by rachaelwright
Head to Russ & Daughters (179 E. Houston St) for a true taste of New York. This historical deli, which specialises in bagels, cream cheese, caviar, smoked salmon and pickled herring, was opened on the Lower East Side by Jewish immigrants 95 years ago and it’s been in the Russ family ever since. It’s a downtown institution with the feel of a friendly, family-run, neighbourhood deli.
Be sure to try the Schmear (a made on site bagel with a choice of cream cheeses – I recommend the chive), for around $2.50, or the Classic (smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel – voted the best bagel in NYC by New York Magazine, and deservedly so), which is around $8-$9 and wash them down with deli favourites – a cup of cwawffee, a New York egg cream or a Dr Brown’s soda.179 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002
T (212) 475.4880
The Stage Deli
Posted by Sissi
On a recent trip to New York, me and my equally greedy chum decided to do a glutton’s tour of famous Delis.
We stayed in the Times Square New Hostel so were a hop, skip and a jump from the 7th Avenue Delis – Katz, Carnegie and The Stage. Whilst the other two get a loud fanfare in travel guides for their juicy pastrami and stick-to-your-ribs cheesecake, I thought the Stage outshone them all for the quintessential New York experience – everything there was loud, brash, and super-sized.
The menu reads like a roll-call of deli classics – with Matzos Ball soup, triple-decker Pastrami and corned-beef sandwiches and platters of smoked fish piled so high you won’t be able to eat for days.
Of course most people come to The Stage for its star-wattage – in the heart of the theatre district, you’ll probably be served by Broadway’s next big star, and most of the items on the menu are listed as celebrity specials, so you can eat like Adam Sandler or Aretha Franklin.
Aside from the name-dropping, The Stage’s staples are truly mouthwatering– the hot Beef Brisket, the Cheese Blintzes (calorific pancakes packed with cheese and sour cream) and Knishes (a special Yiddish snack made from sticky potato and dough) took us several blocks to walk off afterwards!834 7th Ave, between 53rd and 54th St, New York, NY 10019
________________________________________________________________The Vinegar Factory
Posted by snootygirl
This fantastic deli provides for the locals of the desirable Upper East Side area. It's off the main tourist trail but easily accessible.
It stocks a massive array of fresh fruit and veg, delicious sandwiches and patisserie - great for a picnic in Central Park, as well as a range of delicacies suitably for anything from a light snack to a dinner party.
Also on sale, an irresistible range of flavoured coffees to stock up on before heading home.431 E 91st St
New York, NY 10128
From the east side, walk down E91st street westbound. After a few yards, it's on the right, a little way after "Timmys".
Posted by JimboS
A hidden treasure! Absolutely amazing food, makes you feel like a real New Yorker simply because you just know that your regular tourist would never visit the place. I went there in '98 and had my first knish - a taste sensation you'll never forget, and one which may well cause you to waste many an hour for the rest of your life visiting kosher delis trying to re-live that moment! Told one of my friends who recently went to NYC that he must visit Liebman's, and he's been raving about it since - says that was the absolute highlight of the trip!552 West 235th St.
Riverdale, NY 10463
Posted by fwilson
The Amish Market located in Hell's Kitchen is a fantastic deli that I stumbled across while window shopping at every single restaurant along 9th ave.
This store is incredibly clean and jam packed full of delicious looking, perfectly placed different types of food, from corner to corner and from ground to ceiling.
I visited it at around 10pm, and it was still glistening as if hadn't been touched all day, but even then, it still had a fair few customers.
Having spent the last seven months in NYC, it's great to know there is somewhere you can pick up some home comforts such as Green & Blacks as well as an assortment of fresh olives and sushi.Neighborhoods: Manhattan/Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan/Theater District
731 9th Ave(between 49th St & 50th St)
New York, NY 10019
50th St-8th Ave (C, E)
50th St-Broadway (1)
49th St-7th Ave (N, R, W)________________________________________________________________
Posted by Sandracirera
Less deli, more full-blown food emporium, Zabar's is perfect to get supplies for picnics in nearby Central Park. The choice and quality are staggering. If you happen to be staying in the Upper West Side, the breakfasts are great, too.2245 Broadway (at 80th Street) New York, NY 10024 www.zabars.com
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