Eisenberg’s Famous Sandwich Shop now on our Flatiron Food Tour!
We are so pleased to have this tiny but historic (and famous!), classic New York luncheonette on our Flatiron food adventure. We truly do bring you the best of New York City … especially on a fork!
From a bygone era on Ladies’ Mile, Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop is an institution. Located on Fifth Avenue just below 23rd Street and established in 1929, generations of family and friends have dined here.
Their slogan? “Raising New York’s cholesterol since 1929.”
The Flatiron District is now one of the most popular neighborhoods in New York City, filled with high end shopping, chic restaurants, beautiful parks and incredible architecture — old and new. The area was previously known as Ladies’ Mile because most of the city’s shopping and department stores were here. After the stock market crash of 1929 and the subsequent depression, the area was primarily industrial and most businesses were closed by 5pm.
Recommended by New York Magazine, Anthony Bourdain, The Village Voice, The Daily Meal, Serious Eats and more! The Village Voice writes, “Why Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop Is a Pillar of the NYC Diner Scene: Hit Eisenberg’s Sandwhich Shop at the end of the lunch rush, and it will still be busy, full of a unique mix of construction workers, businessmen, locals, and a few tourists, who share the 25-seat long counter. You’ll see suited types with gold pinkie rings enjoying pastrami on a sub roll, and you’ll hear German tourists discussing just exactly what a tuna melt is. With its melting pot of cultures and dependable food, Eisenberg’s exemplifies the essence of a true New York diner. Read the rest of the article, which discusses the current owner and the restaurant’s importance to the locals who eat there.
Now that you know the history, isn’t it incredible that Eisenberg’s still exists? And basically in its original form!
Join us on our Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour to learn more and enjoy a VIP experience at this famous eatery.
Check out some of the celebrities that have eaten here!