Fresh meats, made-to-order sandwiches and a matzo ball soup are the calling cards of a good deli. In New York, friends argue over the best. In Vegas, we replicate the best. For some of the best pastrami on ryes, check out this list of the best delis in Las Vegas. Your toes will curl with their sandwiches.
1 Carnegie Deli
Yep this is a replica of the original straight from Seventh Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Aside from the New York attitude, you can find pastrami on ryes bigger than your mouth and matzo ball soup to die for. Carnegie Deli cures, pickles and smokes its own meats in house. Request The Woody Allen for a giant portion of pastrami and corned beef. This joint is open 24 hours, just the way a deli should be.
2 Stage Deli
New York deli favorites all make the menu at Stage Deli. Staples corned beef, pastrami and brisket take center stage, but check out the kosher hot dogs, lox and bagels. Make sure to order the matzo ball soup and New York cheesecake. Open from 6:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 24 hours Friday to Sunday when you need that after the nightclub pickup.
Maybe it’s the lyrics from Frank Sinatra that are in our head, but the selections from ‘wichcraft make us think Tom Colicchio is simply taboo. Artisanal breads, slow-roasted meats and a fine selection of cheeses make up the board here. Look for fried egg with bacon, gorgonzola and frisée on ciabatta roll; roasted pork loin with red cabbage, jalapenos and mustard on ciabatta roll; Sicilian tuna with fennel, black olives and lemon on baguette are just some of the artfully crafted choices. The only problem? It’s only open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.