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Langers was good but............

I had always heard so much about Langers Pastrami sandwiches and how good they were. So I finally went with a friend to have one. The sandwich was good, no doubt, but the price.....geez. I don't know if any sandwich is worth that much. It's just a sandwich!

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  1. I'd rather eat 1 #19 than 3 subway 5 dollar foot longs.

    it is pricey , but it is SO worth it ;)

    1. Langers is soooooooo worth it.

      I go on Saturday morning to avoid the crowds. At breakfast time, half the patrons are eating pastrami sammies.

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      1. re: SilverlakeGirl

        curbside pick-up also avoids the crowds!!

        1. re: SilverlakeGirl

          Either between 9 and 10 in the morning or after 2 are the best times to hit Langers. I just wish they would reopen on Sundays!

        2. You must never eat at delis-sandwich price is similar to all the others.

          1. So-, just curious. How much was that "just a sandwich.?" Would love to hear comparisons.

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            1. re: maudies5

              probably $14

              Katz is 14.45
              Jerry's is 10.95 /15.65
              Canter's is around 13-14 bucks too

              therefore, all deli sandwiches are approximately $13 - $16.

              1. re: ns1

                Langer's Prices:
                HOT PASTRAMI
                $12.95
                PASTRAMI and SWISS CHEESE Russian Style Dressing
                $13.70
                PASTRAMI and CHOPPED LIVER Russian Style Dressing
                $13.70
                HOT PASTRAMI Sauerkraut and Nippy Cheese Grilled on Rye
                $14.50
                CORNED BEEF Sauerkraut and Swiss Cheese Grilled on Rye
                $14.50
                PASTRAMI and COLE SLAW Russian Style Dressing
                $13.70
                And worth every penny.

                1. re: wienermobile

                  wiernermobile: for those of us who haven't had the pleasure, can you tell us which of these is the famous #19 I am reading about? TIA!

                  1. re: susancinsf

                    #19 - PASTRAMI, SWISS CHEESE and COLE SLAW Russian Style Dressing on rye...enjoy.

                    1. re: wienermobile

                      And ironically it wasn't on your list that Susan was asking about. According to their latest menu the #19 is now $14.45.

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                      Langer's Delicatessen
                      704 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

                      1. re: Servorg

                        Then I stand corrected Servorg....Brent's now saves you almost $2 per sandwich and you still get a "side" that you would otherwise have to add to the already OUTRAGEOUS bill you will pay at Langer's. The sky high pastrami at Brent's is still only $12.50 and that comes with the coleslaw and russian dressing on it. The regular pastrami sandwich is only $11.95...and that comes with the side...so either way, you still get your side, just either on it, or not. Still 2or more dollars cheaper and tastes BETTER than Langer's. It's been a competition for years between these two deli's...but when the taste is THAT close, yet the prices are vastly different, then throw in great service, a much nicer and cleaner atmosphere...the winner is clear to me!! Enjoy Brent's...totally worth the drive. IMHO

                        1. re: DBoos

                          I like Brent's a lot. I normally have a black pastrami Reuben. But I still think Langer's has better pastrami. Mostly I give Langer's the nod because of the thicker slices of meat. And, while Brent's rye is very good, again Langer's rye is slightly better. But it really all comes down to whether I'm out in the Valley or near downtown and want a great sandwich. YMMV

                          1. re: Servorg

                            That's what makes the world go round...enjoy that sammie from Langer's :-)...I'll be enjoying mine at Brent's

                      2. re: wienermobile

                        thanks...though I am not a big fan of cheese and pastrami together..but I definitely have Langer's on the list for one of my trips to LA. Will probably try it before I try Brent's, just because I've heard so much (and a few $ difference won't really bother me much one way or the other).

                        How is the sauerkraut?

                        1. re: susancinsf

                          Either place is about the same...but make sure you get to Langer's before 3:30 pm. The sauerkraut is about the same in every deli. I miss the plate of pickes and sauerkraut you used to get at Nate N' Al's.

                      3. re: susancinsf

                        Don't care about a number ANYTHING susan...sorry, but I posted what I believed in and have done a LOT of pastrami taste testing in my years, and I promise you that EVERY aspect of Brent's is better than Langers....not to mention that it is still CHEAPER....AND you get a side with it. I stand by my quote. Another glitch in the restaurant biz is that you will ALWAYS at some time, get a NOT SO wonderful sammie...why? That should be obvious....sometimes when you buy those meats in bulk, not all of them will be the same...so yes, the occasional "not so extraordinary" sandwich will appear. Had them at every single deli I've ever been a regular at, and that list is looooooong. BRENT's hands down!!!

                        1. re: DBoos

                          You are aware that taste is very subjective and so promising anything regarding "that EVERY aspect of Brent's is better than Langers" is amusing. Just relax and enjoy your pastrami at Brent's. It's always hard to understand (not only in this discussion) why one person tries to convince other people that something is "the best ever", "far superior" etc. when just a description of a dish without outrageous assessments is much more helpful and credible. And writing that somebody is a chef/restaurateur/foodie etc. doesn't add any credibility (more the opposite) because it doesn't give anybody a higher authority to say what is better or not.

                      4. re: wienermobile

                        Go back and re-read the menu and prices Susan....no longer these prices, yet Brent's STILL remains the same. Alot cheaper and better taste.

                        1. re: DBoos

                          I love Brent's Deli. That black pastrami Rueben is a great sandwitch. Brent's Deli is one of the best in all of LA....but no one can touch Langer's Pastrami. No one. Heaven on rye. Just my opinion.

                          1. re: wienermobile

                            i agree 100%......when i think pastrami....langer's comes to mind first

                  2. I agree that it is definitely worth it. You know how many restaurants' entrees that cost ~$14 and are not even close to the deliciousness that is Langer's? ALOT.

                    Nobody ever said it was a good deal or cheap. If you want a good cheap sandwich, go to the Cemitas Poblana truck on Venice in front of Smart & Final. $5 and filling and delicious.