Jewish deli’s offer some of the best food around. From great corned beef and pastrami sandwiches to kosher foods and matzah ball soup, we’ve rounded up the best of the best when it comes to these deli’s around Orange County.
4470 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
As a landmark deli in Orange County for over 50 years, the award winning Katella Deli is one of the best Jewish Deli’s in the area. The deli, which prepares and serves some of the best corned beef and pastrami in Orange County has been a favorite for residents. Offering a relaxed family atmosphere with plenty of food options, you’ll find a wide variety of menu items like matzah ball soup, potato lakes, chicken soup, sandwiches of all kinds and much more.
1828 N Tustin Av
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Santa Ana’s Benjies Deli can best be described as your typical New York style transplant deli. Famously known for its corned beef and pastrami sandwiches and its 1960’s decor, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported into the old days. But, what makes a Jewish deli special is the fact that it doesn’t need to be modern to serve some of the best food around Orange County. In fact, that’s part of the charm. Benjies Deli features home style Jewish favorites like matzo ball soup, some of the best corned beef and pastrami deli style sandwiches around, triple deckers, deli platters, a full dinner and breakfast menu with daily and early bird specials and much more. Upon entering, relax in their comfortable bar and enjoy the satellite big screen TVs as you dine, and watch your favorite sports games. The Santa Ana restaurant is somewhat of an institution at this point, as it’s been family owned and operated for 40 years.
Arnie’s Manhattan Restaurant And Deli
1660 Dove St
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Newport Beach’s Arnie’s Manhattan Restaurant and Deli offers kosher Jewish food for all that enter its fine establishment. Aside from offering catering for parties, guests can visit the deli and dine on typical delicatessen food like cured corned beef, pastrami and more on slices of delicious rye bread. You’ll feel as if you’ve just entered a classic New York city Jewish Deli. With your sandwiches, find thick pickles, as well as other bagel items, potato pancakes, noodle kugel made with cinnamon, raisins and brown sugar and much more.
Bixby’s Brooklyn Deli
4280 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807
With pastrami sandwiches described as perfect on rye bread that is soft and delicious, you won’t want to miss out on Long Beach’s Bixby’s Brooklyn Deli. It seems that almost every Jewish deli gets its roots from New York City, and this one is no exception. Bixby’s celebrates the best tradition of Jewish deli food in the heart of Bixby Knolls. Aside from offering breakfast favorites like fresh bagels topped with lox and cream cheese or a great smoked whitefish salad, you’ll find other Jewish favorites like matzo brei, corned beef hash, and challah French toast. But, the deli really finds its stride when you order their sandwiches. Anything from chopped liver, egg salad, pastrami and corned beef can be found here. The reuben and their hot smoked pastrami are some of the most popular, too.
Kosher Bite Deli & Meat Market
23595 Moulton Pkwy
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Los Angeles isn’t the only spot to find real New York-style Jewish delis. Orange County offers Kosher Bite Deli in Laguna Hills, which offers everything from matzo ball soup, pastrami sandwiches on rye, knishes and much more.