A Sandwich a Day: Pastrami on Rye at David's Brisket House

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


Pastrami at David's Brisket House: A New York classic, the Brooklyn way. [Photograph: James Boo]

If you've never been to David's Brisket House, now is a good time to make your first pilgrimage. The Bed-Stuy institution—a longstanding Jewish deli now operated by Muslims—has re-opened its doors after being closed for over two months of renovation.

While still getting into a groove as far as service is concerned, the local favorite is already drawing lines, and for good reason: David's serves some of the best pastrami in Brooklyn. The meat— full-flavored, fall-apart tender, and resoundingly rich—goes toe to toe with any of its Manhattan counterparts. And at $6 for a hefty "small" on fluffy slices of rye, it's a lot easier for serious pastrami fans to stomach.

David's Brisket House

533 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11216 (map) 718-789-1155
*closed Fri, noon-2pm, for prayer service