photo: serious eats 

photo: serious eats 

Shelsky's of Brooklyn

Classic Jewish deli doling out creative smoked fish sandwiches, bagels & knishes.

141 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

photo: food & wine 

photo: food & wine 

2nd avenue deli

Old-school restaurant serving blintzes, knishes & other Jewish fare

162 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016


Katz's Delicatessen

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

205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

photo: roadfood

photo: roadfood

barney greengrass

Jewish deli institution since 1908, known for smoked fish 

541 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024


Frankel's Delicatessen

Contemporary Jewish deli specializing in bagels with smoked fish, plus classic sandwiches & brisket.

631 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

photo: ny daily news

photo: ny daily news

Yonah Shimmel's Knish Bakery    

Venerable NYC bakery/deli dispensing knishes, kugel & other Jewish comfort-food classics since 1910.

137 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002



Classic New York-style bagels offered with an array of spreads & smoked fish

500 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011


Kosar’s Bialys

LES institution preparing kosher bialys, bagels, sandwiches & babka.

367 Grand St, New York, NY 10002

photo: zabar's

photo: zabar's


Gourmet emporium specializing in smoked fish, caviar, coffee, cheese

2245 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

photo: flickr

photo: flickr

Ben's Kosher Delicatessen 

Longtime kosher deli chain serving entrees, sandwiches, soups & sides

 209 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018


Zucker's Bagels & Smoked Fish

Bagels (plus a wide selection of toppings), smoked fish, sandwiches & more in a bustling space.

146 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007

photo: the forward 

photo: the forward 

 B&H Dairy

 Old-school, circa-1940 kosher diner.

127 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003


Sarge's Delicatessen & Diner  

Pastrami, matzo ball soup & other Jewish deli fare, open 24/7.

548 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

photo: tasting table 

photo: tasting table 

Famous Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse

Classic Jewish comfort food presented in a festive basement dining room 

157 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002


mile end deli

Smoked meat sandwiches & other Montreal-style Jewish deli staples.

97 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11217


lox cafe

Fresh takes on old world favorites at the Jewish Museum

36 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280

photo: ny mag

photo: ny mag

 Breads Bakery

Bright, high-ceilinged bakery featuring handmade breads & baked goods

18 E 16th St, New York, NY 10003

photo: jewish museum

photo: jewish museum

Russ & Daughters  

Family-owned shop offering high-end smoked fish, caviar & specialty foods since 1914.

179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

photo: cbs local 

photo: cbs local 

ben's best deli

No-frills deli serving kosher Jewish fare like pastrami & chopped liver since 1945.

96-40 Queens Blvd, Rego Park, NY 11374


photo: foody direct

photo: foody direct

Sable's Smoked Fish  

Smoked salmon, sturgeon & caviar are the stars at this small shop

1489 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10075