4. Katz’s Delicatessen (est. 1888)

Exterior of Katz's deli

This iconic New York City deli was founded in 1888. It has weathered the development around its corner location on Houston Street and Ludlow Street and has even expanded next door to create a “deli-inspired” gallery, called The Space. Famous for its pastrami and hot dogs, Katz’s also has an interior is also worth a look for a New York City frozen in time.

In its early days, Katz’s was a place where Jews who lived on the Lower East Side congregated, but now it’s a veritable destination for tourists and New Yorkers who come from all over the five boroughs, not to mention the tri-state area.