by Mar Yvette - 482 Reviews - 150 List
As seen on ABC 7 ... Citysearch senior editor Mar Yvette has rounded up a list of the best delis in Los Angeles and beyond.
Updated: January 13, 2009
Opened in 1959 by Marvin Saul--the unofficial Mayor of Westwood Boulevard--this family deli is like taking a step back in time. Aside from all the basics (lox and bagel, corned beef sandwiches, cabbage soup), this family favorite bakes all their breads, rolls, cakes and cookies at the restaurant's onsite bakery.
One of the (very) few unpretentious spots in the 90210, this old-school deli serves up East Coast-style eats even Larry King can't resist. It's also the only deli in L.A. County where you'll get wild nova salmon and certified Angus corned beef. (It is Beverly Hills, after all.)
With a tagline that reads "Every Sandwich is a Work of Art," this airy cafeteria-style dining room is like a breath of fresh air ... straight from the '50s. Opened in 1957 by Art Ginsberg (who still makes the rounds every week), this Valley favorite is the kind of place where everybody knows your name and the portions are big enough to practically feed a village.
What makes this classic deli so unique aside from its cool-kid location on Fairfax Avenue, its onsite bakery and the attached Kibitz Room where local bands rock out every night of the week? Why, it's open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!
Tucked inside a strip mall, this Northridge landmark's comfy booths envelop boisterous crowds diving into New York-style deli food like breakfast-for-dinner options: Try the lox, eggs and onions, a plateful of matzo brei or cheese-stuffed blintzes.
This neighborhood deli combines a New York-style menu with L.A. glitz. Think movie poster-lined walls surrounding comfy booths and tidy tables piled with mountain-high beef and turkey pastrami sandwiches and other comfort favorites like knishes and matzo ball soup.