Every sandwich roundup requires a nod to a deli classic. So for pastrami on rye, this is your spot. The rye bread is perfectly soft, while the crust has an unusual yet delightful crunch. The pastrami is melt-in-your mouth tender, with a sweet and peppery hint. Then, the coleslaw perks everything up with its light freshness. Oh, and they even have curbside service, if you can't wait around to get a table.
Langer's Deli, 704 South Alvarado Street (near West 7th Street); 213-483-8050.