08/06/2010 03:45 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Best Delis In Los Angeles

Last year, a book called "Save the Deli" by David Sax made a bold claim: "Brace yourself New York, because what I am about to write is definitely going to piss a lot of you off, but it needs to be said: Los Angeles has become America's premier deli city." And why not? Sax argues that while New York delis have degenerated into tourist traps, ours are "functioning" and "relevant" staples in our restaurant landscape. High five, LA! Let's keep our matzo ball soup schmaltzy and our pastrami piled high. Here's a round up of the best delis this city has to offer.

Best Los Angeles Delis