Kosher Style

Connecticut has plenty of great "kosher style" restaurants. (Stock photo / March 20, 2013)

Katz's Delicatessen, on Manhattan's East Houston Street, is the most nostalgic of New York's Jewish delis and a destination for food tourists and American Jews searching for their roots. Jared Goldstein of puts Katz's as the centerpiece of his "Jewish Lower East Side" tour, calling it "a regular-guy proto-deco neon light hand-painted signage cafeteria palace of delicious greasy salty pastrami and hot dogs." It is a role model for the New York style delis of Connecticut:


Ami's Bagels and Deli
2457 E. Main Street, Waterbury
(203) 757-5669,

Chief's Deli at Mohegan Sun
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Montville
(888) 226-7711

Geltman's Deli
100 Elm St., New Haven
(203) 776-6117,

Gold's Delicatessen
421 Post Road E., Westport
(203) 227-0101,

Katz's Restaurant Deli
1658 Litchfield Tpke, Woodbridge
(203) 389-5301,

New York City Style Deli
505 Wolcott St., Waterbury
(203) 757-1472,

New York Pickle Deli
397 Cromwell Ave., Rocky Hill
(860) 257-9465,

Oscar's Delicatessen
159 Main St., Westport
(203) 227-3705

541 Spring St., Windsor Locks
(860) 627-7600,

Rein's Deli
435 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon
(860) 875-1344,

Rye Ridge Deli
1087 High Ridge Road, Stamford
(203) 322-5333,