Eat! Lansing

July 12, 2008

Amici’s New York Deli, take 2

Filed under: American, Lansing, Uncategorized — Jack Lumanog @ 9:22 am

Amici’s New York Deli
521 N Clippert St Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 332-1000
Monday-Saturday, 10 am-8 pm; Sunday 11 am-6 pm

OK, I felt enough remorse about my last post (stay away from the corned beef is all I’m saying) about Amici’s that I stayed true to my promise about coming back to try the pastrami.  As soon as I posted my first review of Amici’s yesterday, I felt bad enough that when contemplating my lunch I had to return to try to find a redeeming item off the menu.

The pastrami is the main event here and should not be missed.  OK, I plunked down another $9.74 for a sandwich and a soda but this time went for the #3 “The Westsider” (basically it’s the #1 with pastrami instead of the corned beef).  The pastrami on its own was wonderfully moist and it didn’t need the Russian dressing and the cole slaw  —  though it added some depth and flavor to the great flavor of the pastrami.  The corned beef definitely needed the cole slaw and dressing which is why I thought they were trying to make up for bad meat by putting all this other stuff on it.

I will gladly return to Amici’s after finding some heavenly solace in their pastrami.  Sorry to be so harsh the last time around, but I knew I was missing something here where it seemed they were trying so hard to do something right.



  1. Yes, but do the sell bagels? Real bagels and not the doughy donuts that Michiganders thing are “real” bagels?

    Comment by crabbydad — July 13, 2008 @ 9:41 am

  2. sorry… “think” not “thing”

    Comment by crabbydad — July 13, 2008 @ 9:42 am

  3. No bagels. No matter how hard you try, the bagels won’t be the same as they are out East. It’s all in the water. All the water in NY & NJ is collected rain water in reservoirs and it does affect the baking process. I’m a displaced Easterner here and the best I can do is Lender’s bagels in the frozen section. Though I’ve not looked all that hard to find a decent bagel. If you come across one, let us know!

    Comment by jacklumanog — July 13, 2008 @ 7:30 pm

  4. Check out Foods for Living in Okemos – they sell a great frozen bagel made in NYC!

    Comment by Graham Davis — July 19, 2008 @ 1:18 pm

  5. Or Horrock’s in Delta Twp

    Comment by Graham Davis — July 19, 2008 @ 1:19 pm

  6. Graham-
    Thanks for the recommendations! I’m going to take you up on both and check them out.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.


    Comment by jacklumanog — July 20, 2008 @ 1:16 pm

  7. Sorry your own Corn Beef experience didn’t work out for you but I too am from the East (NY–not NJ). Amici’a is just like home.

    Good food, reasonable prices. Try McDonalds–they may be more to your liking.

    Comment by HASSAN — September 14, 2008 @ 3:27 pm

  8. Amici’s–not Amici’a

    Comment by HASSAN — September 14, 2008 @ 3:28 pm

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