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VeggieBooty Aug 9, 2009 02:42 PM

A college friend who lives in Maine now is visiting next week. I asked if there was any food he missed and wanted to get in NY during his visit, and he complained that there is no good deli food where he lives and he is dying for a good reuben sandwich. I am a vegetarian so I am not sure about where to go, but I'd like to be able to recommend the best spot. Any tips?

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    kathryn RE: VeggieBooty Aug 9, 2009 02:58 PM

    Cafe Katja has an amazing rueben made with pork belly. Non-traditional, but fantastic.

    1. iluvcookies RE: VeggieBooty Aug 9, 2009 04:05 PM

      Katz's or Carnegie

      Katz's is my personal favorite but Carnegie has them too. Might be a longer line at Carnegie. I can't imagine a lover of Reubens being disappointed at either place.

      Are you accompanying your friend? I haven't the slightest idea what a vegetarian would eat at either of these places, knishes and pickles maybe?

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        david sprague RE: iluvcookies Aug 9, 2009 04:09 PM

        katz's which makes a good reuben, does offer up potato pancakes, but i am not a fan. the fries are borderline excellent as are the pickles and the slaw. my former S.O drove out to the salt lick outside austin as a sweet gesture to me. and ate potato salad and a couple other things. i always admired that and admire you for your move here!

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          VeggieBooty RE: david sprague Aug 9, 2009 07:32 PM

          Thanks guys! Katz's sounds great - if I can't find anything I'd like to eat there I can always grab something at Bereket or somewhere else nearby.

          1. re: VeggieBooty
            phantomdoc RE: VeggieBooty Sep 18, 2009 07:11 AM

            Katz will make a pastrami reuben for you if you wish.

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              LeahBaila RE: phantomdoc Sep 18, 2009 07:17 AM

              ...and it's DAMN GOOD. I order that every time.


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