Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Katz's Delicatessen Considering a Possible Expansion to Boston

It looks like one of the best-known delis in the country could possibly come to Boston at some point.

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Katz's Delicatessen in Manhattan is getting ready to open an outpost of its Lower East Side deli in Brooklyn, with owner Jake Dell saying that he is considering opening an outlet in Boston as well, along with Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The article mentions that Dell is also launching a worldwide shipping service of its menu items, a major expansion of what is currently a shipping service in the United States. (The service will include Canada and Mexico this year and will branch out to other countries starting in 2018.)

 Katz's Delicatessen, which has been in business since 1888, is known in part for its corned beef and pastrami which can take up to 30 days to cure. Its website can be found at

Thanks to @TheDrewStarr for initially bringing this to our attention.

[May 11 update: The Boston Globe indicates that Katz's coming to Boston is by no means written in stone, as owner Jake Dell says that "I think it's a little premature. We don't have a location." But he does go on to say that "Boston would be a great market. It has a great burgeoning food scene, and there’s something wonderful about Boston. I went to school [Tufts] there for four years."]

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