New day, but I went to one of my favourite places to eat because Mulan gave me some money for Xmas to get some food here. I decided to go for the OG for a pastrami on rye with mustard. I did want to try other things on the menu. However, I knew that if I did, i would be wasting a lot of food.

Surprisingly though, Katz was quiet, yes, it was 10.30 am on a weekday, but I didn’t expect it to be this quiet. There were more workers than people eating inside. There were some people getting takeaway, but the pandemic, has really done a number on this place and maybe because of the cold, but it wasn’t raining outside. I did overhear from the carvers that they are cutting shifts because it is so quiet, and that is not a good thing. Hopefully, it will pick up again as the warm NYC gets.

Back to the sandwich, as expected, the sandwich was packed with meat and the first bite brought about good memories. It was so juicy and fresh and a combination of mustard. I was in heaven. This also was the first time I think I just went pastrami and rye as I usually get a Rueben. I read locals get the pastrami and rye and not the rueben as it is not koscher. Anyway, I think I may just go pastrami and rye from now onwards. It is just an easier sandwich but just so good. I also got both pickles, the half pickle and the full pickle. Although i didnt enjoy either of them, i did prefer the half pickle. All it means is that it is pickled for a lesser time compared to the full pickle.

If you do ever get to go to Katz, do find out how they do things before you go as it makes life easier. A few tips, don’t go dinning as then you have to tip your server. Get a ticket when you go in and then go to the counter. Tip your carver when ordering (it is cheaper than tipping your server). Once finished then go to the cashier, up front if paying cash, card towards the counter at the back

Address: 205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

Website: Katz Delicatessen