Jewish delis will always be synonymous with New York. Luckily, you don’t have to be planning in the Big Apple to get perfectly cured corned beef or bite into a luscious latke. Catering a meal from one of these establishments would go down as a genuine mitzvah, especially given their reasonable prices.
New York City
While the famed Carnegie Deli closed in 2016, Katz’s is still going strong, serving overstu ed corned beef sandwiches even a goy could love. The deli caters for and hosts local events, and ships nationally if you really want to show chutzpah.
Florida benefits from New Yorkers schlepping south for warm weather. Local chain Roasters ‘N Toasters, which has two locations in Miami, is famous for bagels and lox. A breakfast spread will start your day off right.
Rather than have your attendees kvetch about trac on the 405, stu them with pastrami on rye that’s won over Hollywood stars since 1931. Don’t forget the latkes.
Order anything—from a bagel platter to plates like blintz sou es—and you’ll be known as a baleboste for all times. Kenny & Ziggy’s also provides box lunches with traditional sandwiches, potato salad or coleslaw as a side, plus dessert.
Oy vey, it’s cold in Chicago! Warm up attendees with matzo ball soup at an on-site meal (the restaurant fits up to 250 people). Manny’s also delivers deli trays and does box and bag lunches, complete with a pickle.