It’s considered to be the temple of Pastrami.
Interior shot of the dining room.
Knoblewurst, sort of a cross between a hot dog and a super garlicky kielbasa. Not for the faint of heart. Typical accompaniament is sauerkraut but we had ours served plain with some rye bread.
Corned beef and pastrami sandwiches.
Far left: pastrami sandwich on rye.
Near right: corned beef on rye.
Half-sour pickles, full sour cucumber pickles and pickled green tomatoes.
Dr. Brown’s Cel-ray Soda. Yes, it’s celery flavored soda. Sort of like ginger ale but with a faint herbaceous flavor note and aroma. Some people say it’s an acquired taste. I liked it even though it was my first time drinking it. The perfect beverage accompaniament to a pastrami sandwich.
Katz’s Delicatessen is located at 205 East Houston Street (Ludlow Street) in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.