Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen is a huge place with a cafeteria style serving line. It is a traditional Jewish deli that has been open for more than 75 years. Going through the line you could tell that many of the customers are regulars that know the servers. In fact during the pandemic, July 2020, when people were not dining-in, Manny’s alerted people on social media that they were struggling and needed support. Supporters lined up around the block to order to go and keep the place in business. They offer the usual meats but also salads and various hot dishes, with a couple specials every day. They also have a bread and pastry shop which you walk through as you exit. It seems to have survived and is worth a visit if you are in the area.
We split The Chazzer Sandwich which contains corned beef, pastrami and Muenster cheese piled high on rye bread with a side of coleslaw and of 1000 Island dressing, pickles and mustard. The server suggested we add a Latke (fried potato pancake) for an extra $1 and we did. The soft rye bread was perfect to go with the mound of meat. You are supposed to add the slaw to the sandwich as well as your desired amount of dressing. We did that and it was a really tasty sandwich. The large pickle slices that came with the sandwich were no throw-away. They were crisp and flavorful. The sandwich easily fed 2.
The potato pancake was less successful. It was very yellow and not particularly crisp. It was mostly bland but I enjoyed trying it and imagine it would be way better if fresh and crisp.