NYC’s Katz’s Delicatessen selling ‘Get Well Soon’ packages


By Karu F. Daniels - New York Daily News



The historic Katz’s Delicatessen est. 1888, known for its pastrami sandwiches, is shown in Lower East Side in Manhattan, Dec. 5, 2021.

The historic Katz’s Delicatessen est. 1888, known for its pastrami sandwiches, is shown in Lower East Side in Manhattan, Dec. 5, 2021.


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If chicken soup is just what the doctor ordered to soothe your cold-weather blues, one of New York City’s most iconic eateries has the perfect remedy.

But it comes at a hefty price.

Katz’s Delicatessen is offering a new package tailored specifically for those under the weather, whether it be battling COVID-19 variants, the flu or something else.

The famous kosher-style eatery has added a “Get Well Soon” package to its bustling menu, which includes some of its signature items — shippable anywhere across the U.S. (through its official website Katzdelicatessen.com).

Starting at $115, the selection includes two quarts of house-made chicken noodle soup, one quart of house-made matzo ball soup, one pound of hand-carved turkey breast, six New York everything bagels, four square potato knishes, one eight-ounce jar of Katz’s deli mustard and one half-loaf of deli rye bread (approximately 16 slices).

With an option to add one pound of its pastrami for $30 more, the package can feed about four people or one person over the course of two or three days.

For the fat and fussy, it may just be one and done.

Katz’s owner Jake Dell said the new meal deal was a no-brainer considering the rising sales of one of his longtime staples.

“Well we’ve been serving up matzo ball soup to recovering New Yorkers a lot recently, so it just made sense to create a Get Well Soon package to reach the rest of the U.S. with our nationwide shipping program,” he told The Daily News last week.

“It’s been a hit so far, especially in the past couple of weeks after the holiday season… it’s called ‘Jewish Penicillin’ for a reason!”

Just two weeks into the new year, the package is also already one of their top three selling packages.

Launched in 1888 as a small deli on Ludlow before moving across the street to its current location on 205 E. Houston St. in 1917, Katz’s Delicatessen has remained open throughout the pandemic for takeout and delivery, as well as national shipping.

The historic Katz’s Delicatessen est. 1888, known for its pastrami sandwiches, is shown in Lower East Side in Manhattan, Dec. 5, 2021.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2022/01/web1_TS-KATZS-DELI-PACKAGES-DMT.jpgThe historic Katz’s Delicatessen est. 1888, known for its pastrami sandwiches, is shown in Lower East Side in Manhattan, Dec. 5, 2021. Dreamstime/TNS

By Karu F. Daniels

New York Daily News

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