Louinator59: Legendary Cars & Food (VIDEO)

Don’t miss this great extended video (about 35 mins in total) on Louinator59 and his wife visiting both the Petersen Automotive Museum on Miracle Mile and Langer’s Deli, including an interview with Norm Langer. Check it out!

Langer’s Named 2020 America’s Classics Award Winner by James Beard Foundation

Langer’s Delicatessen is proud to announce we have been once again given by the James Beard Foundation an America’s Classics Award, for 2020. This is as high of an honor as there is in the culinary world, and we are proud on behalf of all our employees who work diligently every day to bring our customers the very best in classic Jewish delicatessen cuisine.

To all at the James Beard Foundation, we thank you.

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Langer's named to Eater 38 Essential List, Fall 2019

Eater: The 38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants, Winter 2020

We are proud and honored to be named once again to Eater’s prestigious 38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants for the Winter 2020 Edition.

Yes, the No. 19 pastrami sandwich is an amazing sandwich, but the pure pastrami on house-based rye is simplicity at its best. There’s a reason why people make pilgrimages to try this place’s pastrami and even corned beef: There is no better version anywhere in town. Pro tip: Try the No. 54, a blend of both the pastrami and corned beef in one sandwich. And don’t skip the rest of the classic Jewish deli menu — it’s all very well executed in one of the best daytime dining rooms in town.

Thanks to all at Eater for their continued support of Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant.

Pure Wow: The Best Soups in Los Angeles

Thanks to PureWow.com for including us in their interesting and colorful list of “Best Soups in Los Angeles”:

This Jewish deli really cares about us. Know how we know? ’Cause it’ll fill up a mason jar with its golden broth and chewy dumplings, and run it out to the curb for us to take back to the office. No spills + major convenience = soup heaven.

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Langer's named to Eater 38 Essential List, Fall 2019

Food & Wine: America’s Best Delis

We are honored to be named to Food & Wine’s “America’s Best Delis” list at #15:

Langer’s doesn’t stray from the classic Jewish-deli template, but it does nearly everything better than most. The most famous creation is the #19: a hot pastrami, coleslaw and Swiss cheese on rye. The sandwich is so good that Nora Ephron once immortalized it in the pages of the New Yorker.

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Los Angeles Times: 101 Best LA Restaurants

Smokin’ Chokin’ and Chowing with the King: Eating BIG in Los Angeles

Thanks to King for visiting us and for his great writeup!


First time visit to me for this legendary Los Angeles deli. You know what that means?!?! The #19. Langer’s opened in 1947 so it’s been a fixture of LA pretty much forever. It’s a classic Kosher style deli that’s catered to all the stars as well as the common man in need of matzo ball soup and pastrami. Langer’s isn’t the oldest deli in town but it’s probably the most well known. The type of spot that’s been around so long it has it’s own parking lot. It’s neighborhood surroundings reflect that of the deli. It feels like a previous era. I don’t know how long the employees inside have been working there but my guess would be 20+ years for most of them. I love spots like this. When it comes to deli meats LA is first and foremost a pastrami city. That’s what I’d guess 8 out of 10 people are at Langer’s for in some form or another. I had to make my first visit the #19 since that’s their most popular sandwich. It’s their best in-show pastrami with Swiss cheese, Russian dressing, and cole slaw on rye. I thoroughly enjoyed this sandwich though next time I’ll request slaw on the side.


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Cerritos College Talon Marks: Gordita Eateries: Langer’s Delicatessen

Rebecca Aguila, online editor for Cerritos College’s Talon Marks newspaper/website, recently paid a visit to Langer’s Delicatessen:

This isn’t a normal pastrami sandwich that is pre-packaged or shredded thinly; this is a sandwich a person must come in with a mighty appetite for a monstrous delight.

Pastrami sandwiches is something that are not very common in Los Angeles due to the popularity of bacon-wrapped hot dogs and street tacos. These sandwiches provide an experience outside of the typical spots that normal everyday people bring in.

The most popular item on their menu is the original #19 which is hand-cut hot pastrami with a thick layer of coleslaw in a Russian dressing. The Swiss cheese is then added on top of the meat.

It’s such a gorgeous sight to see when the cheese melts and acts like a bubbly blanket over the layers of flavorsome pastrami.

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Langer's named to Eater 38 Essential List, Fall 2019

Eater: 38 The 38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants, Fall 2019

We are honored to be included in the Fall 2019 Eater “38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants” list. We consider it a major accomplishment and owe it to our employees and customers who help make Langer’s the establishment it is. Thank you, Eater. – The Langers

Eater: The Best Dishes Eater Editors Ate This Week, September 2019

The fine folks at Eater.com recently published “The Best Dishes Eater Editors Ate This Week, September 2019,” and it includes Langer’s Pastrami Chili Cheese Fries:

Nestled in there somewhere amongst the dozens and dozens of options is the pastrami fries, a behemoth of a share plate loaded with chili, cheese, and slabs of meat. It’s a decadent start to any group meal or a coma-inducing solo lunchtime decision. Either way, it’s the absolute right move.

Thank you, Farley Elliott and the Eater team! – The Langers