best deli sandwiches nyc



Sandwiches are my favorite food group. They have everything I need in life - carbs, meat, cheese, & veggies in a lovely little package. One could technically incorporate falafels, baos, tortas, banh mi & burgers onto this list. Let's say for the purpose of this article, we will just stick to deli sandwiches synonymous with the culinary scene in this city. Here are the ones that should be at the top of your bucket list, because I said so:



Tiny, cash-only Italian sandwich shop decorated with books and colorful walls, plus limited seating.

105 Sullivan St # 2, New York, NY 10012

photo: grubstreet 

photo: grubstreet 

faicco's italian specialties 

Enduring Italian market offering housemade sausages & sauces plus meats, cheeses, oils & more.

260 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

photo: serious eats

photo: serious eats

harry & ida's meat & supply co.

Vintage-inspired spot for classic sandwiches like housemade pastrami & specialty deli goods.

189 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009


La Panineria Italiana  

Snug eatery featuring gourmet Italian panini made with imported meats & cheeses plus beer & wine.

1 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011




Chicken parm and other Italian-American classics go gourmet at this hip, diner-inspired space.

248 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

Regina's grocery 

Tiny LES shop offering 15+ creative varieties of Italian deli sandwiches, or create your own

27 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002


court street grocers 

This specialty market offers grocery items, gourmet sandwiches, prepared foods & quality meats.

485 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231


defonte's of brooklyn

Sandwich shop slinging huge heros stuffed with fried eggplant or chicken parmesan since the 1920s.

379 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

photo: serious eats

photo: serious eats

katz's delicatessen 

No-frills deli with theatrically cranky service serving mile-high sandwiches since 1888.

205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002


Mile end deli 

Small spot drawing big crowds for smoked meat sandwiches & other Montreal-style Jewish deli staples.

53 Bond St, New York, NY 10012


Sarge's Delicatessen & Diner

Pastrami, matzo ball soup & other Jewish deli fare are found at this updated diner that's open 24/7.

548 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016