New York City Food Tour : Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pastrami at Katz’s Deli and The Halal Guys!

New York City Food Tour : Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pastrami at Katz’s Deli and The Halal Guys!

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New York City is an incredible food city because of the diversity of the food available. On this New York City food tour we started off the day by going to one of the most famous restaurants in NYC, Katz’s Delicatessen to eat pastrami. Next, we ate at a restaurants in New York City Chinatown called Spicy Village for an amazing pan of “Spicy Big Tray Chicken,” and for dinner I had chicken over rice from The Halal Guys, one of the most popular New York City street foods.

1:21 Katz’s Delicatessen – There are few places in New York City for food as famous as Katz’s Delicatessen, an absolute legendary deli in the city. Although it’s well overpriced, because it’s such a heritage NYC institution, it’s one of the must eat restaurants in the city. I arrived early in the morning, hoping to beat the crowds, which I did (go for breakfast if you want to avoid lines). After a little contemplation, I decided to go for the reuben with pastrami and a half of corned beef. The corned beef was alright, but the reuben with pastrami was incredible. Total price – $48.56

13:32 Spicy Village – Next up on this New York City food tour my wife and I walked around New York City Chinatown and eventually found our way over to a restaurant called Spicy Village (thanks to Monty for this recommendation). The one dish I mainly wanted to eat at Spicy Village was the Spicy big tray chicken, a pan of fried chicken parts and noodles in a spicy and mouth numbing broth. It was everything I had hoped for and more, and it was one of the best foods I ate in New York City! Total price – $22 – But along with the spicy big tray chicken we had an extra dish as well.

18:32 Times Square – One of the busiest and most recognized squares in the world is Times Square in New York City. So in the afternoon, happy and full of Spicy Village and Katz’s Deli, we walked over to Times Square to enjoy the people watching and the ridiculous amount of lights and action.

20:19 The Halal Guys – While walking through Times Square I remembered that one of the most popular New York City street food stalls wasn’t too far away. So we walked over to The Halal Guys, and I ordered chicken over rice. The chicken over rice itself is prepared pretty plain, but the flavor in The Halal Guys is all in the white and red sauce, both of which are incredibly flavorful and delicious. It was my first time to eat at The Halal Guys, and I’m pretty happy I did. Chicken over rice – $7

It was a great first full day in New York City with some incredibly delicious food. Probably my favorite dish of the day was the spicy big tray chicken from Spicy Village, but all the food was so food.

Disclaimer and Thank You:
Thank you to Star Alliance and their Round The World tickets ( for sponsoring my business class flights.
Thank you to Courtyard New York Manhattan / Chelsea for sponsoring my stay in NYC.

I personally paid for all food and attractions in this video, and I decided what to do and where to eat.


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  1. Lance Springfield says:

    That was the most impressive feat of red sauce consumption I've ever seen

  2. B W says:

    tell you the truth NY food looks over rated and waaaayyyyy over priced

  3. Tenzin Youdon says:

    Welcome to New York!

  4. Andrew heuft says:

    Can you do more movie please

  5. Vella Moria says:

    loved this one! Corned beef holds a special place in my heart but I do have to admit the pastrami looked better. but I don't think you can beat a corned beef Ruben! finally we have eaten at one of the same restaurants. I ate at Katz's in Austin..close enough!! haha..hope Ying got to shop till she dropped!

  6. Moo WWs says:

    Halal Bro's food SUCKS. Any food which requires that much sauce is terrible. You can also tell by Mark's reaction that he wasn't overly impressed.

  7. ABlue Biker says:

    Why do you always fall to the left whenever you taste anything and its remotely nice?

  8. Erin Bell says:

    I have always heard that the people at Katz's are a little bit brash and not so friendly….but your server/slicer was really, really nice!! Great video, Mark. Thank you for posting :-)

  9. Johnny K. says:

    Did you're wife have a good time…she seemed like she felt a little left out, just sayin'…

  10. Coldsun3000 says:

    you handled the red sauce like a champ… but you have tons of practice lol… good stuff

  11. antant06 says:

    err, how the EFF do you stay so skinny eating all this stuff?! This game is rigged :P

  12. Pussystroker says:

    Hey Mark,
    If you want good Chinese food, come to Toronto, I can point you to the right places.

  13. Mitchell Miller says:

    You two are the cutest couple, wife was great at the end talking about shopping. Love the video, always wanted to visit New York City.

  14. LordGriebenschmalz says:

    Man, I hate NY, its way to big and way to many people for me…but the food…damn :(

  15. Tolgii says:

    4:00 isn't that black stuff dangerous ? Like it could cause cancer, i read it somewhere.