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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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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.

Click here to read the complete article on Thank you, Rebecca!

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

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

Pastrami on top of chili cheese fries piled high on a plate

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

The fine folks at 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

Langer's Deli listing in Michelin guide

Langer’s Included in 2019 Michelin Guide to California

As most food enthusiasts know, being mentioned by the Michelin Guide is one of the highest forms of praise you can earn in the restaurant industry.

Well, imagine our pride in being included in the 2019 Michelin Guide to California. It’s an amazing honor, and one we are grateful for to the fine people who assembled this fascinating book.

Click here to learn more.

2019 Michelin Guide to California

2019 Michelin Guide to California

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Eater: The 38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants, Summer 2019

Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant is proud to be included once again in the Eater 38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants awards, this time for Summer 2019. It is a great honor to be included.

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.

Please click here to review the entire list. Thank you, Eater. – The Langers

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James Beard Foundation: How to Eat Your Way Across America

Our thanks to the James Beard Foundation for including us in their new food travel blog post, “How to Eat Your Way Across America,” where we are part of the West!

This pastrami sandwich from Langer’s Deli in Los Angeles has a cult following. Layers of pastrami, Russian dressing, and coleslaw make for a hearty, highly sought-after lunch.

It’s a great article – read the whole thing!

pastrami sandwich with swiss cheese and cole slaw on rye bread

20 Classic Restaurants Every Angeleno Must Try, Summer 2019

Our thanks to the great staff of Eater for including Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant in their Summer 2019 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.

Please visit their site to see the complete list. Thank you, Eater!

savory pastrami sandwich on rye bread with a pickle wedge on the side 25 Best Things to do in Los Angeles with Kids

Thanks to Vacation Idea for including Langer’s Deli in their “25 best things to do in LA with kids” article, now available! Check it out!

pastrami sandwich on a plate at Langer's Deli

LA TACO: The Rogue 99, Our Essential LA Restaurant Guide

The fine folks at LA Taco have compiled their Rogue 99, a list of their essential Los Angeles Restaurants. We are honored and grateful to be included in this important list:

A very brief but entirely correct response — panic — ensued before Norm Langer assured everyone they planned to stay, sale or no sale. Indeed, if any misguided developer even hinted at the idea of shutting down Langer’s, they’d have to contend with an entire city roaring in its defense, not only because it is one of L.A.’s most cherished institutions, but also because it is home to the greatest pastrami sandwich in the country, full stop.

Click here to read the complete review (scroll down or search for Langer’s to find our listing). Thank you, LA Taco!

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