NYPDeli — or, the New York Pastrami Deli — has become a staple in Sydney, which had previously been sorely lacking in the food truck delicatessen department. The award-winning meat is made at the family factory Pastoral Small Goods, and the menu, from hot dogs ($8) to rare roast beef on a bagel ($10), is as New York as it gets. First timers cannot miss the Reuben ($10): the hot corned beef is topped with impossibly melty Swiss cheese, crispy sauerkraut and heaps of Russian dressing on fresh rye.
Best for : Deli lovers.:
What to order:The Reuben.
Where to find it:You can catch the NYPDeli for lunch every Wednesday in Millers Point (12-3pm) and every Friday in Metcalfe Park (12-3pm), as well as other various spots during the week. Find their upcoming locations on their Facebook page
New York Pastrami Deli
Once the clock strikes noon, head to NYPDeli – the food truck that has built a following that travels across Sydney for its rendition of New York lunchtime classics.
Ben Siderowitz’s family has run the high quality meat factory Pastoral Ham & Beef in Waterloo for 60 years. So it’s no surprise he is manning a food truck with meat as a prominent feature on the menu.
With his Jewish background, Siderowitz says it is important to him that nothing strays from the original concept. “I’ve stayed true to the New York theme – down to the American pickles and crisps. All of our food is inspired by the Jewish immigrants who brought their signature meat sandwiches to New York.”
Bite into a Corned Beef Reuben and you will find Swiss cheese melting over strips of hot corned beef, topped with Russian dressing and crispy sauerkraut on fresh rye bread. For the Delux Reuben, pastrami joins the corned beef between pieces of rye. For vegetarians there’s the Eggplant Reuben.
Locations are likely to change, follow on social media for regular updates.
Thu 5pm–9pm Corner of Pitt and Market Streets, CBD
Fri 12pm–3pm Metcalfe Park, Pyrmont