Get directions | 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Hours | Sunday 8am-6pm, Monday 8am-4pm, Tuesday 8am-4pm, Wednesday 8am-4pm, Thursday 8am-4pm, Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 8am-6pm
The rise of Grand Central Market is well documented. After nearly 100 years of business, the downtown food hall has been revisioned into something close to the Magic Kingdom of food tourism – and it’s hardly slowing down. Head there today and you’ll be met with terrible parking, long lines, crowded aisles, and Doug and Pam from Toledo throwing elbows until they get the seat they want (spoiler: it’s the one you’re in). There’s certainly great food to be had down here, but at some point it begs the question – Is it even worth it?
When it comes to Wexler’s – always.
The NYC-style deli waltzed into GCM a few years back and almost overnight became the headline at the downtown food market. So what’s the fuss about? The pastrami. Cured and seasoned in-house every day, this is easily the best pastrami LA has seen in years. And in a town with Langer’s and Canter’s and Brent’s and Art’s and Greenblatt’s, that’s not nothing. The no-frills O.G. on rye is the easiest way to understand just how good their pastrami actually is, but for our money, once you order that MacArthur Park you’ll never go back. Pastrami, coleslaw, swiss, and Russian dressing piled high on rye, it’s an obvious homage to Langer’s famous #19, but gives the classic an uncomfortable run for it’s money.