The Best Pastrami Sandwich In NYC | Best Of The Best

  • Published: 10 August 2019
  • INSIDER’s Herrine Ro and Alana Yzola visit four of the best places to get pastrami sandwiches in New York City. They visit Harry & Ida’s, Katz’s Deli, David’s Brisket House, and 2nd Ave Deli to see how each restaurant makes their famous pastrami sandwich. The two hosts try each one and ultimately decide which one is the best of the best.

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Comments • 692

  • Food Insider
    Food Insider   2 months back

    What food should we rate next on Best of the Best? Let us know in the comments below!

    • Kazimali Mawji
      Kazimali Mawji  13 hours back

      @Alesha Sungalee That's the broadest cuisine ever ! Pick an item.

    • Adriana Koehn
      Adriana Koehn  4 days back


    • Demad Hatter
      Demad Hatter  5 days back

      Haha these girls can eat, and Alana is super cute

    • gophishn
      gophishn  2 weeks back

      Best Gyro in NYC

    • JSYK
      JSYK  2 weeks back

      Why so much meat?

  • Pino arafat
    Pino arafat  2 hours back

    you can tell that they don't wanna hangout with each other.

    • wayne1965
      wayne1965  3 hours back

      1st one looks like the Vietnamese Bánh mì,. $22.50 at Katz?? LOL !! I agree with the Asian girl on all points.

      • Jacky Tang
        Jacky Tang  7 hours back

        Pastrami looking good but too much meat for me half of the sandwich is good portion

        • Damian Jablonski
          Damian Jablonski  18 hours back

          Lol suck dick sideways for 17$

          • Auri
            Auri  23 hours back

            Herrine had some nice features/qualities until she spoke with such conceit and superiority. It’s evident to all of us who’s more beautiful & kind by actions and energy not by words. You could’ve been to all of the major 5-star attractions in the world but without simple human decency and respect for others you’ll never really be a person that’s desirable to watch. Cringe. I’m never one to write critical comments but damn 🤣 wanted them to cut you out of all of the clips with that attitude. 100 to 0 real quick lol

            • Elvis Robles
              Elvis Robles  1 days back

              That 2nd ave deli so good she hit the nae nae 😂

              • Georgy Porgy
                Georgy Porgy  1 days back

                Alana, that is not a Pastrami, its cured beef. If you want to eat real Pastrami you go to Athens Greece, there is the real Pastrami. I wonder what do you know about food and what sort of experience do you have??? Not everyone can talk about food without having real contact with the real thing. You are just 2 girls want fame in YouTube. Before you go online or take videos, get to know more details then go and take a video.

                • Michael Vonhaven
                  Michael Vonhaven  1 days back

                  The Korean chick had a nose job

                  • Infield Ike
                    Infield Ike  1 days back

                    That first one shouldnt be on this list at all lol

                    Its a damn sub

                    • R. McConneaughey
                      R. McConneaughey  1 days back

                      She said the meat is thick and has a good mouth feel 👀👀👀🤞

                      • Jim Hammond
                        Jim Hammond  1 days back

                        Girl says she's from NYC, doing a video on the "best" pastrami, and she's heard of these places??? That's what cracks me up about the younger generation, they think they know everything, but they have ZERO sad...they truly are idiots.

                        • GamersAlmanac
                          GamersAlmanac  1 days back

                          They are really terrible and describing food. Taking a bite and saying “Mmmmmm” in every sandwich really doesn’t do anything. I also want to know about the restaurants, the service, were they rude/respectful? Was the place clean? Are prices reasonable? I factor all these things into a review, not just the food.

                          • sadavocado
                            sadavocado  2 days back

                            Y’all need to find that vibe that the boys from Buzzfeed’s Worth It series have with each other tbh

                            • Johnny Who
                              Johnny Who  2 days back

                              These two lovely young women are fantastic

                              • Chickscopiesherday
                                Chickscopiesherday  2 days back

                                ummm excuse me where's the cheese and mayo

                                • Meilad
                                  Meilad  2 days back

                                  2nd Ave Deli is the best

                                  • Colaman112
                                    Colaman112  2 days back

                                    "I don't think I'm a huge fan of rye bread".
                                    Dude, none of the sandwiches you had had an actual rye bread in them. They were all white bread.

                                    • wayne1965
                                      wayne1965  3 hours back

                                      I would like it on a crusty roll.

                                  • Owen Beharry
                                    Owen Beharry  3 days back

                                    Herrine is annoying

                                    • Jose R Suarez
                                      Jose R Suarez  3 days back

                                      Katz is the best,down town nyc..!

                                      • 1992pv
                                        1992pv  3 days back

                                        mmmm, Herrine Ro can eat me like that pastrami sandwich.

                                        • 1992pv
                                          1992pv  3 days back


                                          • Siobhan Airey
                                            Siobhan Airey  3 days back

                                            They all looked good to me 🤤

                                            • J G
                                              J G  4 days back

                                              It would be better if those breads were toasted at least a little bit.

                                              • SuperSaiyan Broly
                                                SuperSaiyan Broly  4 days back

                                                That looks so ugly.😂

                                                • A.D. Jackson
                                                  A.D. Jackson  4 days back

                                                  No lie, I’m such a New Yorker, that I honestly skip over anything that I see with Katz. So much more that the city has to offer.

                                                  • wayne1965
                                                    wayne1965  3 hours back

                                                    Never been there myself as a NYer. Don't like the chaos with high prices.

                                                • Mad Mike0082
                                                  Mad Mike0082  4 days back

                                                  Instead of the best let’s do the most pompous obnoxious hipster versions. Good plan.

                                                  • Ivan R
                                                    Ivan R  4 days back

                                                    Di Gojekin enak kyknya nih 😍😂

                                                    • WHR17
                                                      WHR17  4 days back

                                                      Never trust a girl with yellow finger nails 🤦‍♂️

                                                      • nader beydoun
                                                        nader beydoun  4 days back

                                                        3:50 when you pickle a cucumber you gat a pickle

                                                        • sniperjay0916
                                                          sniperjay0916  4 days back

                                                          When it comes to small females like this I can't trust their opinion.

                                                          • Rahul Jamatia
                                                            Rahul Jamatia  4 days back

                                                            Stupid hosts......😷😷😷

                                                            • kevin julius
                                                              kevin julius  4 days back

                                                              They have been rid of white girl

                                                              • Christina Sutherland
                                                                Christina Sutherland  4 days back

                                                                Herrine was rude and so judging toward the other host from the way she ate, that she’s never been to Katz even though she grew up in Long Island, and even made her feel bad about her objective choice at the end! She didn’t need to concede toward herrine’s choice of 2nd Ave Deli at the end and yet she did just to keep the peace.
                                                                This was NOT pleasant to watch.

                                                                • Hiep Nguyen
                                                                  Hiep Nguyen  18 hours back

                                                                  Christina Sutherland well then your judging her for “judging”

                                                                • Curry muncher
                                                                  Curry muncher  23 hours back

                                                                  Calm down

                                                                • petepetro1
                                                                  petepetro1  1 days back

                                                                  its not that serious

                                                              • vijay surendran
                                                                vijay surendran  4 days back

                                                                Why even bother with the bread lol

                                                                • Ian Dog
                                                                  Ian Dog  4 days back

                                                                  This would cost over 200 in my currency.

                                                                  • Rick Butler
                                                                    Rick Butler  5 days back

                                                                    I love how real and unreserved Herrine is......she’s the best I swear

                                                                    • Giovani Pablo
                                                                      Giovani Pablo  5 days back

                                                                      I live in London 😥😭

                                                                      • Craig Nelson, Jr.
                                                                        Craig Nelson, Jr.  5 days back

                                                                        These girls are so annoying

                                                                        • shlomo Lawrence
                                                                          shlomo Lawrence  5 days back

                                                                          I Had a kreplah soup at Second Ave Deli. The Kreplah had gone bad and had a sour taste to it. Also, the chef added a ton of parsley to the bowl and the consume tasted like water. Won't go again and spend $14 on a bowl of soup.

                                                                          • Henry Crick
                                                                            Henry Crick  5 days back

                                                                            22.50 btw for a sandwich

                                                                            • Lou Zer
                                                                              Lou Zer  6 days back

                                                                              Cant believe the pastrami at Arby’s didnt make the cut !!!

                                                                              • Vicky Vonstein
                                                                                Vicky Vonstein  6 days back

                                                                                this is the reason women shouldn't eat in public.

                                                                                • Vicky Vonstein
                                                                                  Vicky Vonstein  6 days back

                                                                                  this bum rip off jew charging 22 for a lousy sandwich proves that NY jews are still crooked.

                                                                              • sarah silva
                                                                                sarah silva  6 days back

                                                                                Am I the only one bothered by the Asian girl 🙄

                                                                                • Nikhil Soni
                                                                                  Nikhil Soni  6 days back

                                                                                  I tried so hard to enjoy this review but it keeps getting cringey with the references & vocabulary the hosts use to describe the food 🤮

                                                                                  • Victor Da Silva
                                                                                    Victor Da Silva  6 days back

                                                                                    Stupid millennials wouldn’t know good food if it hit them on the nose ring.

                                                                                    • tkell31
                                                                                      tkell31  6 days back

                                                                                      I remember how excited my buddy was to take me to Katz's. I've gone a few times now and it's okay which isnt great for the price. Have to try the others.

                                                                                      • Antonio Guimarães
                                                                                        Antonio Guimarães  7 days back

                                                                                        I am not a New Yorker but I know that the best and most classic pastrami comes from one place only: Pastrami Queen. God bless Anthony Bourdain by the way.