4. Liebman’s Kosher Delicatessen

When you think of a classic New York City deli, do you imagine sinking into a padded booth, with your order served up at an old-school, throwback Formica counter? If so, Liebman’s in the Bronx is the place to go. Originally one of more than 100 Jewish delis gracing the city, it’s now one of only two original establishments left standing.

You simply can’t get more authentic than a stacked-high cold cut platter, or a pastrami on rye so thick and melty it makes your mouth water. When you want an authentic taste of the New York City deli scene, this luncheonette-style diner, located on 552 W 235th Street, can’t be beaten.