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The LA Deli Power Rankings
The 18 best delis in LA, so you never order a bad sandwich again.
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Maciel's Plant-Based Butcher & Deli
Maciel's in Highland Park is the first-ever vegan butcher shop in LA.
Yangban Society is a Korean American deli in the Arts District that also happens to be a great neighborhood hangout spot.
Sherman’s Deli and Bakery
Sherman’s is an NYC-style kosher deli in downtown Palm Springs, serving good versions of the classics.
The Real Italian Deli
The Real Italian Deli is a small, order-at-the-counter spot in Palm Springs, with some of the best sandwiches in town.
The Santa Monica location of downtown deli Wexler’s is just as good as the original.
It's not every day you want to drive down to Grand Central Market, but if it's for Wexler's pastrami you simply make the exception.
Potato Chips Deli is one of the most underrated sandwich shops in LA.
Canter's is a Los Angeles classic. Come late night for a pastrami reuben and some very entertaining people watching.
Greenblatt’s is good. You can still walk in, get a hot pastrami sandwich, and walk out happy. It’s the ordeal along the way we aren’t so keen on.
Orleans & York Deli
Orleans and York is a Cajun/New York-style shop sandwich in Inglewood, great for a quick bite or takeout.
Mickey’s Italian Deli
A little south of most of the stores on Hermosa Ave., Mickey’s Deli is a Hermosa Beach legend with some very solid Italian deli classics.
Izzy’s in Santa Monica is one of the only 24-hour restaurants on the Westside.
El Gaucho Meat Market
El Gaucho is a Latin American market/deli in Anaheim with tremendous sandwiches and even better empanadas.
Cortina’s Italian Market & Pizzeria
Cortina’s is a long-standing Italian deli and market in Anaheim with fantastic cold-cut sandwiches and pizza.
Bay Cities is a Santa Monica classic that’s been open since 1925. Most importantly, it’s home to The Godmother, Los Angeles’ greatest sandwich.
Philippe The Original
Chinatown deli Philippe The Original carries much culinary (and cultural) significance. It’s still very much worth the trip.
Magee’s is one of the oldest restaurants in LA and home to some very delicious corned beef.
Giamela's is a great Italian deli in Atwater Village that's been around since 1964. Always get a meatball on the side.
Mitsuwa is a fantastic Japanese supermarket with six locations in Southern California.