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.

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Pinky Kravitz: His Visit to Langer’s Deli

Pinky Kravitz of the Press of Atlantic City recently visited Los Angeles to see his family living here, and penned this column about his culinary experiences here – including a visit to Langer’s Deli to enjoy our delicious corned beef. Check it out! Thanks, Pinky! Say hello next time you visit!

My visit to Los Angeles would not be complete without stopping for lunch at Langer’s Restaurant. It has been rated as having the best corned beef sandwich in the U.S. and they deserve that rating. The bread is unusual as the crust is hard and the mixture of corned beef, cole slaw and Russian dressing makes for the tastiest sandwich you can imagine. In Atlantic City, where there were seven or eight delicatessens in its heyday, there is not one deli today.

Click here to read Pinky’s complete column.

Zagat “50 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles”

Langer’s Delicatessen is thrilled to be named to Zagat’s “50 Best Restaurants” for 2014 – click on through to see the entire list. Thank you, Zagat, and thank YOU, Langer’s customers. We couldn’t do it without you.

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Eater 38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants: Langer’s Delicatessen

Langer’s Delicatesesen is proud to have been named once again to the highly prestigious Eater 38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants listing – “it’s all very well executed in one of the best day-time dining rooms in town” – thank you, Eater!

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.

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

Corned Beef & Cabbage Makes Eater’s 10 Great Retro Meat Dishes List

Our Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner made’s new 10 Great Retro Meat Dishes list, recently published at their website. Go check out all the listings – we’re in delicious company!

Yes, you do need to order the #19 pastrami sandwich, which also could merit a spot on this list. However, the good old fashioned corned beef and cabbage is a true classic that brings back childhood memories for many baby boomers. Corned beef and cabbage – not just for St. Patrick’s Day!

Click here to read the complete article – Thank you, Eater! – The Langers

Langer’s Once Again Makes Eater’s 38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants

Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant is proud to have once again been named to’s 38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants list. It’s an incredible honor sharing recognition with some of the most amazing restaurants and dining establishments in the Southland.

Click here to view the complete list of 38.

We are grateful and honored for the notice. Thank you, – The Langers $20 in Los Angeles: The 16 Best Ways to Spend It

Max Wong, writing for, has just published a terrific article that really outdoes the “Best of” genre in many respects, entitled, “$20 in Los Angeles: The 16 Best Ways to Spend It.” We’re honored that Max chose to include Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant as part of his 16 selections; just check out her great writing:

David Sax’s book, “Save the Deli,” was the shot heard round the kosher meat world when he stated that, “Brace yourself New York, because what I am about to write is definitely go to piss a lot of you off, but it needs to be said: Los Angeles has become America’s premier deli city.” At the heart of the ensuing kerfuffle was Sax’s proclamation that Langer’s Deli is home to the finest pastrami sandwich in the universe, much less the country. According to Sax, “Los Angeles is the example to the rest of the nation of how a deli can ultimately stay relevant.”

New Yorker foodies, were, of course outraged. Subsequently, everyone from Pulitzer Prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold to the James Beard Foundation have weighed in favor of Langer’s. Native New Yorker Nora Ephron, who went on record in the pages of The New Yorker that Langer’s serves the best pastrami in America, finally did a side-by-side taste-off between Langer’s and Katz’s, the iconic New York deli to quiet East Coast sore losers. Langer’s handily won the re-match.

Suck it New York.

Click here to read the entire article – it’s worth a click. Thank you, Max!

Sandwich King Jeff Mauro Names Langer’s Pastrami on Rye his #1 USA Sandwich

All of us at Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant are thrilled that Food Network’s Sandwich King Jeff Mauro has named our pastrami on rye as his #1 sandwich in the entire United States in a recent Yahoo Travel article.

This is my benchmark for all great sandwiches. The country’s best house-made pastrami combined with the country’s best rye bread. Order it hand-cut with a schmear of some deli mustard, and leave it be. With a side of extra-crispy fries and three ice teas, this is my favorite meal in the world. It’s simplicity at its finest, and in a world of over-stuffed, over-complicated sandwiches, Langer’s keeps it real with nothing but craftsmanship, history, and a dab of mustard.

Click here to read his complete roundup of American favorites – and thank you, Jeff! Hope to see you soon!

Vote for Langer’s as Best Sandwich in the LA Downtown News Reacher’s Choice Awards

It’s that time again – voting for your favorite sandwich in Los Angeles. And this time it’s brought to us by the Los Angeles Downtown News, whose “Best of Downtown Reader’s Choice” for 2014 has just kicked off.

We are nominated in category no. 16, “Best Sandwich / Wrap.”

We would greatly appreciate your taking a few moments to register and vote for us. Plus, if you vote in 30 or more categories – yes, it’s a big, BIG contest with lots of categories – you may be eligible to win a prize from the Downtown News.

So click here and scroll down to the no. 16 category, “Best Sandwich / Wrap” – and click on Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant.

All of us at Langer’s appreciate your support.