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.

Click here to read the complete article.

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. 10 Los Angeles Classic Restaurants has assembled a great list of ten LA-area classic restaurants that are family-friendly locations, and they lead off with Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant:

The reason Langer’s has made it all these years, is its delicious deli food, which is not easy to come by in Los Angeles. In my honest opinion, I think their Pastrami sandwich is the best I have ever had and I grew up on Deli food. The Pastrami is very tender and their twice baked rye bread is crunchy on the crust and soft as can be on the bread. If you are not a purist (pastrami and deli mustard), they have a fantastic Pastrami sandwich (#19) with Cole Slaw, Swiss cheese and Russian style dressing. Add in a side of Potato Pancakes and a Cream Soda and you are set. Langer’s menu offers up a large variety of traditional Delicatessen fare, so everyone in the family should find something to their liking.

Read the complete article here. America’s 10 Best Jewish Delis

Popular food blog has published a new piece entitled “America’s 10 Best Jewish Delis” – and Langer’s Delicatessen-Restaurant made the list! From their description of Langer’s:

The deli is known best for its #19 sandwich made with hot pastrami, cole slaw, a slice of Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing on hot rye bread. What makes the rye bread so special is the process of double-baking. The bread is received from the bakery, and then re-baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes to give it a crispy crust. It also has its own take on matzoh ball soup which includes chicken, noodles, matzoh balls and vegetables served in a warm pot.

Click here to view the original article, and click here to view the slideshow which includes Langer’s Deli.

Our thanks to for including us – The Langers. These 15 Los Angeles Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

Brian Wu of fun real estate blog has published a great piece entitled “These 15 Los Angeles Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth.” And we’re thrilled that Langer’s was named as part of this elite collection:

Okay people, this is the real deal. Langer’s is the deli that makes America proud. It may be a throwback to an old diner from the 80s, but the food makes up for it. After downing the best ever pastrami sandwich, some biscuits and gravy, warm apple pie soaked in a savory brandy sauce and maybe some coffee to top it off, you’ll need a 7-hour nap.

Check out all the listings on this great article by clicking here. Thank you, Movoto!

Thrillist: 10 Best Jewish Delis in LA has a new article up on the 10 Best Jewish Delis in LA, and Langer’s makes the list:

…the #19, a pastrami and coleslaw monster that’s not just one of the best sandwiches in the city — it’s been called one of the best in the country, too.

Click here to read the complete article.