An old-world eatery striving to bring out the nostalgia in even the most jaded Hobokenite has officially added a kosher-style deli to the city’s food landscape.
Last summer, Jersey Digs first broke the news about the impending arrival of The Pastrami House at 832 Washington Street. The business opened their first spot last year in the Monmouth County town of Lincroft and a second outpost in Aberdeen followed shortly thereafter.
The deli gained a steady following during 2019 and even got a visit last November from Steven Van Zandt, of the E-Street Band and The Sopranos fame. The deli’s Hoboken location soft-opened over the weekend amid lots of excitement and long lines, as The Pastrami House hopes to fill a notable culinary void.
The Pastrami House is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a menu for early risers that includes everything from bagels and lox to butter pancakes and breakfast sandwiches. Their daytime dishes include lots of kosher-style specialties like matzo ball soup, noodle kugle, kreplach, stuffed cabbage, and whitefish salad.
Sandwiches of corned beef, brisket, roast beef, and more on rye bread are a highlight at The Pastrami House and a “memory lane” section of the menu includes items like a square potato knish or Reuben-style hot dogs with a variety of Hebrew National franks. Sides like disco fries, pastrami egg rolls, mac and cheese, pickles, health salad, and several varieties of latkes like sweet potato and zucchini round out the menu.
Both Dr. Brown’s and Stewart’s sodas are featured prominently at their newly opened Hoboken location, which lacks seating but does have a small “market” area that sells pickled vegetables and other goods. The Pastrami House also offers meats by the pound and sports a catering menu that includes packages with food for anywhere from four to twelve people. Sweets and desserts at the deli include New York-style cheesecakes from Junior’s, homemade rice pudding, blintzes, black and white cookies, and rugelach.
The owners of The Pastrami House are still working out permanent hours for their Hoboken location, but their soft opening hours run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Hoboken’s latest business can be followed on Instagram at the handle @pastramihouse.