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Eater: LA’s 15 Most Iconic Restaurant Dishes, Winter 2020

Our thanks to the great food journalists at for including our legendary #19 pastrami sandwich in their latest list, “LA’s 15 Most Iconic Restaurant Dishes, Winter 2020.”

The #19 may very well be LA’s most iconic sandwich, complete with a mile-high stack of pastrami, Swiss cheese, and coleslaw on twice-baked rye.

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Eater: 17 Epic Los Angeles Sandwiches

Our thanks to for including our legendary #19 in their new list of “17 Epic Los Angeles Sandwiches”:

An easy choice for the most popular pastrami sandwich at this historic deli in Westlake, just west of Downtown. This near-perfect Jewish deli sandwich features house-baked rye bread, Russian dressing, cheese, coleslaw, and freshly sliced slivers of the most achingly perfect smoked pastrami on earth.

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Eater: 20 Classic Restaurants Every Angeleno Must Try

We are proud to be included in Eater’s latest “20 Classic Restaurants Every Angeleno Must Try” list:

Serving the greatest pastrami in America, Langer’s is a fantastic diner in Westlake offering everything from Rueben sandwiches and corned beef to matzo ball soup and lox. It’s easily the best Jewish deli in a city full of great delis.

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The Infatuation: The Los Angeles Greatest Hits List

Our sincere tthanks to The Infatuation for including Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant in their “The Los Angeles Greatest Hits List”:

One thing that never fits into the common stereotype of LA is just how good our deli scene is. We have a handful of delicatessens we confidently know could go toe-to-toe with the best in America, and Langer’s is one of them. Their #19 pastrami sandwich is the stuff of legend. The best part of Langer’s, though? Their Westlake location leaves them utterly devoid of the brochure-clutching tourists and Instagram influencers that ruin other places like this. Go enjoy an unadulterated classic.

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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!

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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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Food and Wine names Langer's one of America's Best Delis

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.

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Pure Wow: The Best Soups in Los Angeles

Thanks to 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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Food and Wine names Langer's one of America's Best Delis

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

delicious pastrami sandwich on rye bread with cole slaw

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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