USC Daily Trojan: LA’s Home – Langer’s Delicatessen

Langer’s Delicatessen would like to send huge thanks to Athanasius Georgy of the USC Daily Trojan for his homage to Langer’s Deli:

“…my personal favorite is Langer’s Deli. It’s a classic. It’s the West Coast’s Katz, but better. It attracts people from all walks of life. Be it 9-5-ers, professional athletes, corporate executives, students, elderly, locals or tourists, everyone knows Langer’s and it never ceases to satisfy.”

Check it out herethank you, Athanasius! – the Langers


TheCultureTrip.com: Where To Get The Best Sandwiches in LA

Alexia Wulff of TheCultureTrip.com recently published a great article entitled, “Bread, Meat Cheese: Where to Get the Best Sandwiches in LA.” And we’re thrilled that Langer’s Delicatessen and our Original #19 hot pastrami sandwich made the list:

Start with the house-made cream soda and make sure to get the infamous #19: cured and smoked pastrami, melted Swiss cheese, coleslaw and Russian dressing served warm on toasted rye bread. Simple but perfectly mastered, this one is bound to send any sandwich lover straight to pastrami heaven.

Click here to read the complete article – it’s terrific. Thank you, Alexia! – The Langers



Marc Johnson Of Oak Grill: #19 Last Meal

Famed Orange County chef and entrepreneur Mark Johnson of Oak Grill was recently profiled by the OC Weekly blog “Stick a Fork in It,” and when asked what his last meal would be, this was his reply:

The #19 from Langer’s Delicatessen in Los Angeles. The #19 comes with pastrami on rye, Swiss cheese, cole slaw and Russian dressing. It is out of this world. Plus, I love sandwiches.

Thanks, Mark! Hope to see you here soon! – The Langers



Eater: 26 Classic Restaurants Every Angeleno Must Try

Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant is thrilled to be part of Eater’s new “26 Classic Restaurants Every Angeleno Must Try” list – it’s an honor to be among so many great and historic dining luminaries! Thank you, Eater and Matthew Kang!

Possibly the greatest pastrami in America, Langer’s is a fantastic diner in Westlake offering everything from reubens and corned beef to Jewish deli classics like matzo ball soup and lox. Ever crowded during lunch, it’s easily the best Jewish deli in a city full of great delis.


How many have you tried? Click here to see the complete list now!


Eater: Essential 38 Los Angeles

Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant is proud to once again be named to Eater.com’s Essential 38 Restaurants in Los Angeles. It is a great honor to be included with so many amazing names from around the Southland. From all of us at Langer’s, thank you, Eater.com team.


Gothamist: New Yorker’s Search for Jewish Delis in LA

Alison Lowenstein of The Gothamist has a new article up entitled “A New Yorker’s Search for Jewish Delis In LA” – and includes Langer’s along with most of our well-known fellow delicatessens here in Los Angeles.

…this James Beard Award-winning deli boasts having the best pastrami. Although Langer’s has the feel of an authentic Jewish deli, it’s not kosher. They have ham on the menu and you can order pastrami with swiss cheese and Russian dressing. If you’re not a pastrami fan, sip a homemade cream soda and fill up on blintzes, potato pancakes, and other deli specialties.


Great list – check it out!


Deli Fresh Threads: Los Angeles’ Top 10 Sandwiches

Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant is thrilled and honored to be named to Deli Fresh Threads’ “Los Angeles Top 10 Sandwiches” list, which is quite interesting and eclectic and demonstrates a deep knowledge of varied LA cuisine:

I enjoy the idea of the sandwich so much that I’m pretty easy to please with one. I’ve gone through phases where I’ve only eaten peanut butter sandwiches on white bread. Plain? Sure. Delicious? Totally.

But moving to Los Angeles seven years ago has opened up my mind to a number of other sandwiches that I never could have imagined before. What’s so great about Los Angeles is its diversity, not only between people of different background, but of the number and variety of neighborhoods. Little Tokyo, Little Armenia, Little Ethiopia, Thai Town, Chinatown, etc. etc. I could go on for quite some time. What it highlights is the variety of food styles that come with this diversity.

What it really means is that there are great sandwiches.

Click here to read the complete article.


Tablet: LA’s Top Jewish Foodie

Here’s a great profile of the great Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold from Tablet Magazine. He discusses Langer’s as they explore his food and Jewish backgrounds:

“Deli food in L.A. is great,” he noted. According to Gold, there is a hierarchy of delis in L.A. with Nate and Al’s at the top, Lenny’s, a show-bizzy place, and Junior’s for the middle class. Brent’s, says Gold, is “filled with arrivistes from the valley.”

“My favorite is still Langer’s, because it is unreconstructed deli,” he added. “All the deli owners in this country are third generation, who have decided that what people really want is chicken salad and club sandwiches.” Like many L.A. foodies, Gold prefers Langer’s pastrami with its crispy bread, and the restaurant’s tangy Reuben sandwich: “Langer’s doesn’t make any claims to be anything but a deli.”


Click here to read the complete article.