6. Pastrami Queen

By the name alone, you might note that modesty isn’t this spot’s strong suit — and it doesn’t have to be. The pastrami on rye is some of the best in the whole city, offering up more than one pound of the succulent meat.

An offshoot of the standby Queen’s Deli, Pastrami Queen on 1125 Lexington Avenue #2 is quickly gaining buzz around town as one of the top places to go on your hunt for an authentic kosher deli spot. If the overstuffed sandwich alone doesn’t fill you up, spring for one of the monumental sides, including the garlic stuffed potatoes or the quirky, yet fantastic Noodle Pudding.