New York City Food Tour : HUGE Pastrami Sandwich at Katz’s Deli and The Halal Guys!

New York City Food Tour : HUGE Pastrami Sandwich at Katz’s Deli and The Halal Guys!
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New York City is an incredible food city because of the diversity of the food available. On this New York City food tour we started off the day by going to one of the most famous restaurants in NYC, Katz’s Delicatessen to eat pastrami. Next, we ate at a restaurants in New York City Chinatown called Spicy Village for an amazing pan of “Spicy Big Tray Chicken,” and for dinner I had chicken over rice from The Halal Guys, one of the most popular New York City street foods.

1:21 Katz’s Delicatessen – There are few places in New York City for food as famous as Katz’s Delicatessen, an absolute legendary deli in the city. Although it’s well overpriced, because it’s such a heritage NYC institution, it’s one of the must eat restaurants in the city. I arrived early in the morning, hoping to beat the crowds, which I did (go for breakfast if you want to avoid lines). After a little contemplation, I decided to go for the reuben with pastrami and a half of corned beef. The corned beef was alright, but the reuben with pastrami was incredible. Total price – $48.56

13:32 Spicy Village – Next up on this New York City food tour my wife and I walked around New York City Chinatown and eventually found our way over to a restaurant called Spicy Village (thanks to Monty for this recommendation). The one dish I mainly wanted to eat at Spicy Village was the Spicy big tray chicken, a pan of fried chicken parts and noodles in a spicy and mouth numbing broth. It was everything I had hoped for and more, and it was one of the best foods I ate in New York City! Total price – $22 – But along with the spicy big tray chicken we had an extra dish as well.

18:32 Times Square – One of the busiest and most recognized squares in the world is Times Square in New York City. So in the afternoon, happy and full of Spicy Village and Katz’s Deli, we walked over to Times Square to enjoy the people watching and the ridiculous amount of lights and action.

20:19 The Halal Guys – While walking through Times Square I remembered that one of the most popular New York City street food stalls wasn’t too far away. So we walked over to The Halal Guys, and I ordered chicken over rice. The chicken over rice itself is prepared pretty plain, but the flavor in The Halal Guys is all in the white and red sauce, both of which are incredibly flavorful and delicious. It was my first time to eat at The Halal Guys, and I’m pretty happy I did. Chicken over rice – $7

It was a great first full day in New York City with some incredibly delicious food. Probably my favorite dish of the day was the spicy big tray chicken from Spicy Village, but all the food was so food.

Disclaimer and Thank You:
Thank you to Star Alliance and their Round The World tickets ( for sponsoring my business class flights.
Thank you to Courtyard New York Manhattan / Chelsea for sponsoring my stay in NYC.

I personally paid for all food and attractions in this video, and I decided what to do and where to eat.


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  1. Some one told me Indians are worst. They eat foods with bare hands. But now see this. They eat sandwiches and burger and pizza with a bare hands. I would like to say some people's , don't judge another.

  2. I love Eli at the beginning of the video… Obviously could tell you had never been to Katz. Good service on his part to let you sample. Ma shaa Allah

  3. I’m sure Katz sandwiches are epic. But the prices though….way too steep. $18/$20,- for a single sandwich without some sides or soda? Dang!

  4. I always wanted to try NY Style pastrami sandwich…So far, I have not had a good sandwich to write about. Looks sooo good!

  5. U have a face that I want to slap really hard mark! Nothing personal but it’s just your face when u eat. Would love to just go whack across your face

  6. Been to NY one time, it was enough, free ride, but all concrete and rude people. Glad you and Ying had a nice trip. The chicken and rice looked too dry, glad u had the sauce.

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