Tzaddik's New York Deli
For reasons not entirely apparent, and contrary to the expectations of many, Israel is lacking when it comes to the foods Americans generally identify as "Jewish." The land flows with hummus, falafel and kubeh, but anybody looking for Ashkenazic Jewish soul food like knishes, hot pastrami, bagels and lox would be much better off taking a trip to the other Holy City, New York.
But there are a few places in Jerusalem where American Jews, both residents and tourists, outnumber their Israeli counterparts, and as might be expected, they've brought their foods with them. One such place is the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, home of Tzaddik's New York Deli.
Tzaddik serves homesick Americans all their deli favorites, including the aforementioned hot pastrami, knishes and bagels, along with roast beef, corned beef, turkey, salami and all-beef kosher hot dogs, served along with your choice of french fries, slaw, potato salad, or green salad for the guilty.
The food may not be quite New York, but the prices are. Tzaddik's also caters parties and events.
לצדיק ניו-יורק דלי בעברית לחץ כאן