Delicatessens are the best places on earth. Food is fast, mostly affordable and delicious. Serving a wide range of meals from sandwiches to salads to pastas and full entrees, the casual atmosphere is great to grab a seat and a bite no matter what time of day. What’s even better is delis are a one-stop shop. Get slices of cold cuts, cheese, pasta, bread and whatever else you need to make the perfect meal at home. Whether you’re looking for gourmet meats, cheeses, mega sandwiches or something a little different, check out these top delicatessens in Los Angeles.
Nate ‘n Al Delicatessen
414 N. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
There are a lot of great things about Nate ‘n Al Delicatessen, and if you’ve been there then you already know. The reuben is the way to go when looking for a meaty sandwich — stacked high, choose between corned beef, pastrami or turkey. Top it with melted Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and sauerkraut, and one bite will have you as a fan of Nate ‘n Al’s. The steak fries are perfect and highly recommended. For breakfast, the cinnamon French toast with cinnamon apple is an absolute must and worth the extra charge.
419 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
If there’s anything to be said about Canter’s Deli, it’s that it’s timeless. Nothing has changed since the day they opened their doors back in 1931. The pastrami and corned beef sandwiches are still the stars of the menu with the bagel and lox a very close second runner. From locals to tourists, Canter’s is the perfect place for a great meal and celeb sighting. Since they’ve been open, Canter’s has served more than two million pounds of Lox, more than 10 million pounds of corned beef and more than seven million pounds of pastrami.
704 S. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Home of the original #19 pastrami on rye, Langer’s is another hotspot for tourists and locals for deli goods. With great sandwiches and soups, Langer’s has been holding its own against the competition since 1947. All their sandwiches, from the chicken salad to the corned beef, are piled a mile high and there is no skimping on the toppings, dressings or sides. At Langer’s you get more than you’d expect not just in quantity but in quality as well.
Brent’s Delicatessen & Restaurant
19565 Parthenia St.
Northridge, CA 91324
A valley favorite, Brent’s Delicatessen & Restaurant in Northridge is a the best not-so-secret place on that side of the hill. Like all stellar delis Brent’s makes a mean pastrami and corned beef sandwich, but there are quite a few other menu items that shouldn’t be missed. Stop in for breakfast and they’ll make you an omelette ( with tons of add-ins to choose from) you’ll never forget. Brent’s also makes a mean Philly chees steak with tender mushroom and onions on a French roll. Thick cut fries and coleslaw are the perfect sides.
Factor’s Famous Deli
9420 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Considered one of the best Jewish delis outside of New York, Factor’s Famous Deli has everything you’re looking for and more. Step up to the deli counter to take home an amazing cheesecake or thinly sliced meats and cheeses, or have a seat in one of the comfy booths or out on the patio and order yourself a great sandwich off the menu. Aside from their famous pastrami, Factor’s serves a delicious turkey chili and an incredible BBQ cod platter.
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10002 National Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Two words: French dip. Two more: brisket sandwich. If ever there was a deli to do a hot and meaty sandwich justice, it would be Gentleman’s. That’s probably because Gentleman’s is not just a deli but a butcher shop as well. Thick Denver steaks, bacon, dry aged wagyu bone-in Ribeye and Angus cuts all ready for the cookin’. The sandwiches are packed with good stuff and come with macaroni, potato, cucumber salad or coleslaw. Lots for your money, as well as for you tummy.
1731 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
With more people making a conscious choice to go cruelty free, Organix helps make food choices a lot easier, as well as delicious. The completely vegan market and deli has everything you could possibly want, not only with prepared meals but with ingredients to take home. From veggie burgers to faux pulled pork, fried chicken and fish you can eat guilt free at Organix. All produce is organic and the business carries a number of tasty probiotic drinks.