Carnegie Deli

The Carnegie Deli, one of NYC’s culinary landmarks, opened in 1937 in midtown Manhattan across from Carnegie Hall as a 40 seat restaurant. When the original owners retired in 1976, the deli was taken over by a new restaurant group, specifically Milton Parker, who was known as the CPM – Corned Beef and Pastrami Maven. Now in its third generation of owners, the deli is still family owned and operated by Marian Levine, Milton Parker’s daughter and her husband Sandy Levine, affectionately known as MBD. (Married Boss’s Daughter).

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Popular New York Times critic Mimi Sheraton really put Carnegie Deli on the map when on March 2, 1979; she named the Carnegie Deli’s Pastrami Sandwich the #1 pastrami in New York City against 22 other delis. Thirty years later, in September 2009, Dr. Phil said on his show, “The Carnegie Deli makes the best sandwiches in the world. If you come to New York, you NEED to go to the Carnegie Deli….the food is SPECTACULAR!” The lines that began that day are still formed today and we still pride ourselves on having the best cured meats in town!

The Carnegie Deli cures, pickles and smokes our own meat at our factory in Carlstadt, New Jersey. This sets us apart from the OTHER delis. Our world famous cheesecake is also baked on premises and shipped from coast to coast. We have been featured in countless television and film productions and are proud that we are still acknowledged for having the best pastrami in town.

  • The Carnegie pick ups and drop off including big loop park tour $219

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