Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop

Images_1 Second Avenue Deli is gone.  Such a sad closing.  They owed over $100k in back rent and the rent was being raised.  Not good.  My guess is that Abe, who was killed years ago ( an awful crime that has never been solved ), was the guy who ran the business.  The other members of the family were obviously not as savvy, hence the back rent.  I figure that if you are selling a corn beef sandwich for $18 and always packed, you should be able to run a decent profit.  But, what do I know.

Katz’s Deli is still on Houston Street, thank god.  BTW, Katz’s has been around for so long the link sends you to Wikipedia. We make a pilgrimage at least once a year.  But I have to say, one of my favorites is also Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop.  Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop is a New York classic.
You are walking back in time the moment you enter the door.  The tuna fish is excellent.  I had breakfast there the other morning and forgot what a great place it is.

So, if you are having that deli hankering, more on the side of Second Avenue Deli, stop in to Eisenberg’s.  It is a true New York institution.

Comments (Archived):

  1. Ted

    …and here I thought Zingerman’s $14 sandwich was a lot. I think I’ll buy two next time as its a bargain!!!

    I’ll have to try these delis when I get to NYC.

    Great review.

  2. Jason

    Love the Eisenbergs… great eggsalad, great vibe, and great pastrami/corned beef/etc. too.

  3. Tom

    Nothing beats Katz’s pastrami, but Eisenbergs is a good runner up for half the price. Love their matzo ball soup and the classic, timeless feel of the lunch counter.