704 South Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA
www.langersdeli.com - (213) 483-8050
Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant Los Angeles Reviews
one of Los Angles's top delis May 25, 2015
Located across from MacArthur Park on the cusp of Koreatown, Langer’s has been smoking, steaming, and hand-slicing their world famous pastrami for over sixty years.
The opening of the nearby Red Line station revitalized this old favorite, further bolstered by the subsequent renaissance of downtown L.A. Many Financial District businesspeople hop onto the Metro for a short ride to lunch at Langer’s. For motorists who don't want to stick around, there is curbside pick-up service upon request.
Langer’s pastrami is made from whole brisket that’s been rubbed with spices, smoked, and steamed. The pastrami is sliced thick and piled neatly on double-baked rye.
I couldn’t resist ordering the #19, the most popular sandwich on the menu. Tucked in between two impressively sturdy slices of rye bread were pastrami, Swiss cheese, coleslaw, and Russian dressing. It was a monstrously portioned creation, and I was beyond thrilled to dig into it. Arrived dressed to the nines and sensational from top to bottom. It was impossible to discern the pastrami’s flavor and texture amidst all the fixings, but I didn’t care because the entire package was so damn satisfying.
Other traditional deli favorites --- matzo brei, knishes, egg cream sodas --- are available as well. All these years in trendy L.A. hasn’t compromised Langer’s vibe --- with its long counter and Formica tables, it still has the look of an old-school Brooklyn deli.
I loved how the meat married with the tangy dressing and coleslaw, while the bread valiantly held together all the saucy stuff. The #19 lived up to the hype and then some. Open wide!
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