Katz’s Delicatessen Photo Book Tells Delicious Story


No need to grab a ticket, New York’s famed Katz’s Delicatessen is coming to bookstores near you. To coincide with the deli’s 125th anniversary on September 18, Bauer and Dean Publishers the first-ever book about the institution, “Katz’s: Autobiography of a Delicatessen.”

The book about the Lower East Side classic features 645 photos of pastrami and pickles, cutting stations and iconic neon signs. The self-proclaimed “oldest and most beloved delicatessen in America,” founded in 1888 and made famous by the film “When Harry Met Sally,” is brought to life by Baldomero Fernandez’s beautiful photography.

Reflect on 125 years of Friday night hot dogs, hot bowls of matzo ball soup, salamis sent to army boys, and one-of-a-kind sandwiches. A heartfelt forward by Travel Channel star Adam Richman, tidbits from part-owner Jake Dell, and a pickle and meat showdown augment this pictorial tour.

Check out some of our favorite photos, printed with the permission of Bauer and Dean Publishers, below!

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