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.”


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Rampart Golf Tournament Highlights

Norm Langer was pleased to provide sponsorship to the 5th annual Rampart Golf Tournament, benefitting the Rampart Division’s many charitable and support efforts.

As thanks, Rampart Commanding Officer Brian Pratt presented Norm with this beautiful plaque, thanking him for his support. We wanted to share it with all of you.




LAWeekly.com: 5 Great LA Egg Creams

Angela Matano of LAWeekly.com recently published a great piece entitled “5 Great LA Egg Creams” and it includes a stop at Langer’s Delicatessen:

Available in both chocolate and vanilla, Langer’s takes their fountain drinks seriously. Large and frothy, with a good head of foam on top, the chocolate egg cream (made from Hershey’s syrup), pairs perfectly with a #19. And if you don’t know what a #19 is, your next trip to one of the city’s best delis is long overdue.

Click here for the complete article. Thank you, Angela!


ShalomLife.com: The Ten Best Delis in North America

We are thrilled to have been named to Shalom Life’s “The Ten Best Delis in North America” list – thank you so much!

Langer’s Deli offers one of the best pastrami sandwiches and what Nora Ephron from The New Yorker calls on their website, “… in short, a work of art.” Another great draw is that the current owner, Norm Langer (son of the founder Al Langer, who passed away in 2007), knows most of the clientele and has been with the deli since his father opened it.

Click here to read the complete article.


LA Times: Jonathan Gold’s “The Finest Food in Los Angeles for even the Thinnest Wallets”

Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic of the Los Angeles Times, has a new article now available in which he discusses ways for food enthusiasts to enjoy the finest foods available without breaking their budgets in the process.

Best of all, Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant was included in his list:

Everyone knows that Langer’s serves the best pastrami sandwich in Los Angeles. Still, if you haven’t been to Langer’s in a few years, you might be surprised to see the long lines outside the delicatessen on a Saturday afternoon, supplicants waiting for their shot at the No. 19, a baroque concoction of hand-cut pastrami, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and Russian dressing on double-baked rye bread.

Click here to read the complete article.

Thank you so much, Jonathan, for your continued and important support of what we do here at Langer’s Deli. – The Langer Family