Our great thanks to MSN.com for including Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant in their new list, “The 101 Most Iconic Restaurant Dishes in America”:
Eater has published a new article entitled “19 Tourist Trap Restaurants in LA That Are Actually Good,” and we’re thrilled that they included Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant:
Not only is Langer’s a home for celebrities trying to low-key nosh, it’s also home to what is likely the single best deli pastrami in America. Try some on the chili cheese fries next time for a gut-busting lunch side.
John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou of AM 640 KFI discuss John’s recent visit to Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant.
We are thrilled and honored to be included in Eater’s recent “California’s 38 Best Restaurants” article by Bill Addison.
WHAT: The legendary West Coast-style Jewish deli that rivals America’s best. WHY: There is no denying the allure of Langer’s, the daytime-only Jewish deli in historic Westlake. The family-run restaurant has held down the same corner for more than 70 years, seating hungry locals and tourists by the hundreds in the wood-paneled dining room while waitstaff flit past in white shirts and, for the men, bow ties. Nearly every table gets at least one iconic #19, the house-made pastrami and coleslaw behemoth that is on par with (or better than) anything New York City has ever produced.
Jenn Harris of the Los Angeles Times recently published “In search of perfect pastrami: Your guide to the Jewish delis of Los Angeles,” which includes a roundup of delis both small and large, well known and obscure, around the LA area. We are pleased to be included:
In the Los Angeles deli world, Langer’s is king. Tourists from all over the world make the trek to Alvarado and 7th Streets for a pastrami sandwich on double-baked rye bread. And locals deem this place a national treasure.
We are proud and thrilled to have been named once again to Eater’s “38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants” list for Summer 2018.
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, and perhaps even in the country. 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.
It’s a tremendous honor and one that we share equally with all our employees and our loyal customers who have made Langer’s possible since June of 1947. Thank you, Eater, and thank you, Los Angeles. – The Langers
KFI AM640’s John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou of The John and Ken Show had a visit on Thursday, May 31, 2018, from Norm Langer, who brought #19s and pastrami sandwiches to the entire John and Ken Show crew at iHeart Radio in Burbank. Thank you both for allowing us to visit, and hope to see you soon at the deli. – The Langers
KFI AM640’s John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou of The John and Ken Show spent a minute discussing pastrami on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, and John mentioned he had recently visited Langer’s Delicatessen. Thank you both for all your kind words about our pastrami! – The Langers
Andrea Black of Traveller.com.au recently authored a new piece entitled “Six of the best: Classic Los Angeles Dining Experiences,” and she included Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant:
For the ultimate Jewish deli experience, some will recommend Greenblatt’s or Canters, but Langer’s Deli in Westlake is the go to place in LA, just ask celebrated food critic, Jonathan Gold who wrote, “The fact is inescapable: Langer’s serves the best pastrami sandwich in America”. The diner-styled interior and facade haven’t changed since they were built in 1947, nor have the owners, a constant in an area that’s been in a state of flux for years. The deli is across from the faded glory of MacArthur Park (yes, the same park Richard Harris sang about) among rundown pawn shops and gang-tagged walls. The much-lauded pastrami sandwich features slow-cooked meat combined with house Russian sauce and the crunch of fresh, crusty, carroway studded ryebread. Taking a slug of my egg-cream soda, I look around at my fellow diners – we’re told Dr Dre was here last week – all lost in the same sandwich induced reverie.