New York City Food Tour : HUGE Pastrami Sandwich at Katz’s Deli and The Halal Guys!

  • Published: 07 December 2016
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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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Comments • 3 967

  • Courageous Cat
    Courageous Cat  2 days back

    I love Kat'z Deli! It's the best! I love my city! ❤

    • Shafik Bashir
      Shafik Bashir  3 days back

      I’m sure Katz sandwiches are epic. But the prices though....way too steep. $18/$20,- for a single sandwich without some sides or soda? Dang!

      • dabu5459
        dabu5459  2 days back

        Shafik Bashir look how much meat there is. The size of the sandwich is worth it!

    • Emmanuel Sebastiao
      Emmanuel Sebastiao  6 days back


      • mustafa mirza
        mustafa mirza  7 days back

        Extraordinary. Feeling hungry just watching the video, wonder whether the food there is kosher?

        • Emily Sahlen
          Emily Sahlen  3 days back

          It is Kosher mustafa mirza. It’s a Jewish deli.

      • Rashiddgaba Rashiddgaba

        Why the hell people disliked video what is in that to be disliked...

        • Houston S Vernon
          Houston S Vernon  1 weeks back

          I love New Yorkers the way they ignore people and ask them hey what is your name? hahaha

          • Jair Canada
            Jair Canada  1 weeks back

            "You two slugs , get up here "  ....  Eli is the star of this video ... sorry Mark ... I need to see NYC ..  Please guys checkout my youtube travel channel . I have been to a few spots you recommended Mark . Thank you

            • SpirosTv
              SpirosTv  1 weeks back

              sir everything you eat always is that good ?

              • Lem brim
                Lem brim  1 weeks back

                I always wanted to try NY Style pastrami sandwich...So far, I have not had a good sandwich to write about. Looks sooo good!

                • ad de
                  ad de  1 weeks back

                  3 packets of halal guys hot sauce. Mark is a beast.

                  • nurse956
                    nurse956  1 weeks back

                    So expensive sandwich and i really didnt like the bread. The bread looks so cheap. The meat looks yummy

                    • Godschildyes Brown
                      Godschildyes Brown  2 weeks back

                      LOL! "TIME FOR SHOPPINGGGG" You go Ying! That's what us ladies LOVE! Hahahaha!

                      • Eric Chuang
                        Eric Chuang  2 weeks back

                        do you always finish all your food...can't imagine how you eat all that

                        • Commando *
                          Commando *  2 weeks back

                          U have a face that I want to slap really hard mark! Nothing personal but it’s just your face when u eat. Would love to just go whack across your face

                          • Ahmed H
                            Ahmed H  2 weeks back

                            Mark could have been a torturer if he wasn’t a YouTuber

                            • Technical sardaar g Motherboard

                              An animal died just for his eye closer he closed his eyes ....

                              • Joe jeans
                                Joe jeans  2 weeks back

                                21:43 the look on that Halal guy looked a little sketchy. watch his eyes!

                                • Joe jeans
                                  Joe jeans  2 weeks back

                                  corned beef looks a little dry! For $18..95? go with the rueben 21.95 with pastrami what's an extra $1?

                                  • Joe jeans
                                    Joe jeans  2 weeks back

                                    Eat half there take other 3/4 pound. home make 4 more sandwiches.

                                • Joe jeans
                                  Joe jeans  2 weeks back

                                  4:32 Did he say "you 2 slugs get up here"! ? or "youtube slugs get up here"!

                                  • Melinda TC
                                    Melinda TC  2 weeks back

                                    Been to NY one time, it was enough, free ride, but all concrete and rude people. Glad you and Ying had a nice trip. The chicken and rice looked too dry, glad u had the sauce.

                                    • mike michael
                                      mike michael  2 weeks back

                                      Mark Wiens is the best and accessible food critic, I am a fan.

                                      • cho freakin lo
                                        cho freakin lo  2 weeks back

                                        So fookin unhygenic

                                        • Kevin Lemmerman
                                          Kevin Lemmerman  3 weeks back

                                          what that cost 150.00 lmao

                                          • Moesha Jones
                                            Moesha Jones  3 weeks back

                                            I’ve never had Pastrami but I want it NOW 😭🤤

                                            • Jano Dursunian
                                              Jano Dursunian  3 weeks back

                                              Yoooooo dha maaaan.!!!😀😀😘😘😘😘👍🏼👍🏼👏👏👏👏

                                              • Intense Satisfied
                                                Intense Satisfied  3 weeks back

                                                Why you always doing when you after tasting the dish your head is always bending to the other side then your eyes making big so iritated!!!!

                                                • Mikelangelo
                                                  Mikelangelo  3 weeks back

                                                  Does dude ever not smile?

                                                  • Godschildyes Brown
                                                    Godschildyes Brown  2 weeks back

                                                    +2001COUPE I don't think it was a critical question. Just more of an observation and seemingly admirable to me.

                                                  • 2001COUPE
                                                    2001COUPE  3 weeks back

                                                    While theirs a problem to not have... What kind of question is that? Not everyone is miserable.

                                                • rambot670
                                                  rambot670  3 weeks back

                                                  1 question: How the hell are you so fit?!!

                                                  • jsj31313jj
                                                    jsj31313jj  3 weeks back

                                                    Halal Guys gives you alot of chicken!

                                                    • jsj31313jj
                                                      jsj31313jj  3 weeks back

                                                      That Chinese place's food looked amazing!

                                                      • jsj31313jj
                                                        jsj31313jj  3 weeks back

                                                        Mark your face and enthusiasm is why I watch, it's pure gold!

                                                        • Richard Chang
                                                          Richard Chang  3 weeks back

                                                          Does his wife ever eat anything?

                                                          • Richard Chang
                                                            Richard Chang  7 days back

                                                            +Hoora Rira Great. I wish she would comment once in a while.

                                                          • Hoora Rira
                                                            Hoora Rira  3 weeks back

                                                            Richard Chang Mark doesn’t eat all the food. They share it

                                                        • Christina Holguin
                                                          Christina Holguin  3 weeks back

                                                          Yes Ying 🍒 my fave too.

                                                          • Christina Holguin
                                                            Christina Holguin  3 weeks back

                                                            Yum pastrami

                                                            • BethE1
                                                              BethE1  4 weeks back

                                                              When he first took a bite of the Ruben, I thought that his head was going to explode.

                                                              • Sam Chak87
                                                                Sam Chak87  4 weeks back


                                                                • Miss Putri Khadijah
                                                                  Miss Putri Khadijah  4 weeks back


                                                                  • Tyreke Jenkins
                                                                    Tyreke Jenkins  1 months back

                                                                    Man quit makin that mf face. God damn

                                                                    • Tony Tucker
                                                                      Tony Tucker  1 months back

                                                                      People say that watching these videos makes there mouth water but there actually not watering at all but I can truly say that my mouth is actually watering for real watching these videos

                                                                      • Milton Jenkins
                                                                        Milton Jenkins  1 months back

                                                                        At 7:30 mark I was caterwauling and salivating. Your love of food matches mine. I am too far from NYC

                                                                        • sisi varga
                                                                          sisi varga  1 months back

                                                                          I've been watching his videos for 2 hours now, my stomach is empty and every time he takes a bite i notice the water in my mouth and i feel i could cry, i want everything so bad

                                                                          • Rabia Anjum
                                                                            Rabia Anjum  1 months back

                                                                            I laugh every time mark is low key disappointed over the food. Lol. 🤣 you can tell right away.

                                                                            • Aaron Boyer
                                                                              Aaron Boyer  1 months back

                                                                              I've never seen a person so deep in the uncanny valley.

                                                                              • MrSamuel12363
                                                                                MrSamuel12363  1 months back

                                                                                This guys eyes are mental

                                                                                • chaotic/Silence
                                                                                  chaotic/Silence  1 months back

                                                                                  If you leave from NY hungry...well you must be broke, because everything in NY city is CRAZY expensive. I was offered a job in NY city for $150,000.00 a year and turned it down. 150 grand in NY city is chump change. Place needs to fall into the ocean.

                                                                                  • Munawar husain
                                                                                    Munawar husain  1 months back

                                                                                    Hi Mark , how do you keep so slim n trim after all that food going down ? I too love to eat but it shows on me 🎂🐟🐷🐂🍰🍨🍔🍳🍕🍟🍗🍡🍉🍒happy eating and greetings from PAKISTAN 👍👍👍👍👍

                                                                                    • Qaiser Khalil
                                                                                      Qaiser Khalil  1 months back


                                                                                      • Fat Rat
                                                                                        Fat Rat  1 months back

                                                                                        Omg, happiest you tuber I have ever seen :D what a great guy