The Downtown Deli
October 5, 2010 by R.J. Price
Next time you’re craving a mountainous sandwich with a side of nostalgia, pop into The Downtown Deli, located on the corner of Central and Monroe in Downtown Phoenix.
A three-time Phoenix New Times “Best Of Phoenix” award winner, The Downtown Deli has been serving up New York deli-style sandwiches to hungry Downtowners for over 50 years (trust us, they have the pictures on the wall to prove it) and owner Glenn Schultz credits Downtown Deli’s longevity to pastrami served up hot and fresh-baked bread.
“The meat is slow-cooked every day and the bread is delivered every morning,” said Schultz. “People know when you mess with the meat or the bread so we keep things consistent.”
New York transplants swear by Downtown Deli’s top-selling sandwiches, The New Yorker (pastrami with slaw) and The Straw (pastrami with kraut). And while the sandwiches are the Deli’s calling card, don’t sleep on the chicken noodle soup, some of the best you’ll find being ladled Downtown.
You can visit The Downtown Deli on Facebook to weigh in on proposed menu additions, print this coupon worth $1 off your next meal, or come visit The Downtown Deli booth at next Friday’s Downtown Phoenix Street Party.