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We pride ourselves on comfort foods and warm hospitality making our guests feel like they are back in their grandmother’s kitchen.
Pastrami Queen has a rich history dating back to 1956! Read about it..
KOSHER FOOD !!
Pastrami Queen Times Square offers a combined New York Deli-style deli experience with a fun modern mid-century dine in option, serving breakfast all day from 7am to 10pm 7 days a week.
Because our menu features kosher items it is important to have an understanding of kosher foods in general.
It’s great to have you on board! Here we go…
What kind of meat is Pastrami?
Beef plate is the traditional cut of meat for making pastrami, although it is now common in the United States to see it made from BEEF BRISKET, beef round, turkey and even fish!
Where is Brisket from?
Corned Beef versus Pastrami…
The biggest difference is that…
PASTRAMI is smoked after curing, and CORNED BEEF isn't.
Pastrami is usually CURED with a DRY RUB, and corned beef with a BRINE.
BRISKET seems to be the most common cut of meat for both of them.
CORNED BEEF is typically brisket. While pastrami can also be brisket, it comes from the navel, which is the cut next to the brisket, closer to the belly. The navel is particularly fatty and stands up well to the long cooking to come.
Again, both cuts of beef are cured, which means they've been brined in a salt water solution. The brine may or may not include spices and seasoning. The cooking process differs after the curing. Corned beef is boiled while pastrami is smoked. Pastrami may also be rubbed with spices again before the smoking process.
Once the meats have been cured and cooked, they're ready to eat. Traditionally you eat corned beef on a reuben, or with cabbage on St. Patrick's Day. Pastrami can be eaten on a sandwich, preferably on rye with mustard or Russian Dressing.
BREAD & SMEARS
BAGELS: (7 choices) Plain, Sesame, Poppy, Whole Wheat Everything, Everything, Pumpernickel, Salt. (no cinnamon-raisin bagels) SMEARS: (2 choices) Plain + Scallion Cream Cheese
SANDWICH BREAD: RYE, (SEED, SEEDLESS & CLUB ROLL)
CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE
MENU BREAKDOWN BY SECTION
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3 soups with possibility to add kreplach and extra matzo balls.
The Overstuffed Sandwich is Pastrami Queen’s most basic single-meat sandwich.
Customer can upgrade to Royal or Gigantic Triple Decker Combo:
2 meats (Royal) $22.95
3 meats (Gigantic Triple Decker Combo)
Meats on Rohal can be stacked “on top of” each other or “side by side” on royal.
WE DO NOT CUT SANDWICHES IN THIRDS
WE CHARGE EXTRA FOR EXTRA LEAN
WE CHARGE EXTRA FOR EXTRA MEAT (HEAVY ON MEAT IN POS)
REMEMBER HOW TO ALWAYS ASK ABOUT TEMP, & GARNISH !
YES, MEATLOAF IS HOUSE MADE
ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR GRILLED CHICKEN CUTLETS
COFFEE & TEA
Coffee & Hot Tea
Assorted Hot Teas $3.95
If you would like to receive barista training, let a manager know and we will arrange to have you attend an offsite session at La Colombe Coffee.
Brooklyn Defender IPA - Golden IPA featuring strong notes of tropical fruit and robust hop bitterness.
Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner is a light-bodied, crisp drinking, nicely hopped lager. Rye malt adds a mild spiciness, balanced by a light, fruity, floral hop aroma.
Columbia Crest Chardonnay (Washington) $9
Raymond Bilbauo Albarino (Spain) $11
Cabernet Sauvignon (Argentina) $9
Joseph Drouhin Gamay (France) $11
Dr. Browns Sodas $3.50
cream, diet cream, cherry, diet cherry,
cel-ray, root beer, ginger ale
Can Sodas $3.50
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, seltzer
Fresh Lemonade $4.95
Brewed Iced Tea $3.95