new york, food journal, day two

After another busy morning, we headed to the south east near Bowery to see what all the fuss was about at Clinton Street Baking Company, which had been recommended to me by several people.

However, by the time we got there it was prime lunchtime and there was a 40 minute wait. We were already starving so headed back the way we came to Katz’s Delicatessen which we had passed a few minutes earlier.


We didn’t realise until we got there that this is the Jewish deli made famous by Meg Ryan’s fake orgasm in When Harry Met Sally.


Katz’s is best described with the words ‘organised chaos’: there are 7 cutters with 7 different lines and the menu is spread out across several spaced out boards. When the bustling lines are getting closer and closer to the cutter the time comes you have to decide what to have. I had no idea where to start with this traditional Jewish deli so I asked someone in front of me what they had as it looked pretty good.


I ended up with this MONSTER SANDWICH. A Reuben with pastrami on rye. I actually managed to eat it all. And was very pleased with myself. It was about $20 so probably the most expensive sandwich I’ve ever eaten but it was worth every penny. As you can see it was very generously filled!

After lunch, we headed over the Brooklyn Bridge, visited Coney Island briefly then headed back to Manhattan at dusk.


We grabbed a pizza from Pizza Beach which is just around the corner from the Airbnb apartment we’re staying in.


Neapolitan style dough, spicy salami. It wasn’t a traditional New York pizza like you see in the movies but it was very tasty! If we had eaten in there was a truffled egg pizza I had my eye on too… Next time!

Day two = success 

Katz’s Deli, 205 E Houston Street

Pizza Beach, 1426 Third Avenue

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