- John's Pizzeria (No Slices!) in Greenwich Village
- (Personal favorite) In favorable weather, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (there is a quite safe, dedicated pedestrian walkway) and eat at Grimaldi's.
Significant "endangered" factor here; changing food fashions are endangering the existence of delicatessens.
- Katz's at Houston and Ludlow St
- 2nd Ave Deli (now no longer on 2nd Avenue but on E 33rd Street between Third and Lexington Aves)
- Grand Sichuan, Ninth Avenue at 24th St