Carnegie Deli Dinner for 8

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Called the “Most Famous Deli in the United States” by USA Today, Carnegie Deli serves what many believe to be the best pastrami and corned beef sandwiches in a city filled with deli sandwiches. This kit includes all you need to enjoy a full Carnegie Deli meal in the comfort of your own home.

Our dinner for 8 includes your choice of our premium, famous pastrami or corned beef (or both)! There’s enough meat for eight 6-ounce sandwiches, and each kit also comes with 16 slices of Carnegie rye bread, two containers of their legendary mustard, their potato knishes and a jar of their pickles, as well as an entire creamy cheesecake for dessert. This package is a complete meal and a classic taste of New York at its finest.

More Details

Each Carnegie Dinner for 8 includes:

  • 3 lbs. sliced pastrami or sliced corned beef brisket
  • 16 slices of rye bread
  • 2 containers of Mustard (9 oz. each)
  • 4 Potato Knishes (1/2 lb. each)
  • 1 jar of Pickles (32 oz.)
  • 1 Plain Cheesecake (8 in.)


Pastrami: Beef, Water, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Sugar, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite, Natural Flavors. Coated With: Spices, Caramel Color, Paprika.

Corned Beef: Beef, Water, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Sugar, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite, Natural Flavors. Coated With: Spices, Mustard Seed, Natural Flavor.

Instructions / Storage

  • Carnegie Deli’s dinner kit is made fresh, vacuum sealed, frozen and shipped with ice packs that may thaw partially or fully during transit. Meats arrive fully cooked and sliced.
  • Upon arrival, place the package in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • To serve, allow meat to thaw if frozen and follow the reheating instructions below.
  • Deli meats can be stored in their original packaging in the refrigerator for up to 3 months and in the freezer for up to 6 months. Once opened, keep within the refrigerator and serve within 3 days.
  • Knishes can be stored in the refrigerator out of the protective package for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 1 year.
  • Cheesecakes can be stored in the refrigerator out of the protective package (preferably in an airtight container) for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • Your cake can also be portioned and refrozen. This should be done immediately upon receipt. Portion cake and pack in an airtight container or wrap to protect against freezer burn.

Heating Instructions for Meats

  • If frozen, thaw meat overnight. Do not thaw in the microwave or out of refrigeration. DO NOT REMOVE FROM PLASTIC PACKAGING.
  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan or pot large enough to submerge entire meat package.
  • Submerge entire package in boiling water and cover with lid. Reduce stovetop to medium heat.
  • Allow corned beef to heat for 12-14 minutes and allow pastrami to heat for 15 minutes.
  • Remove entire package with tongs and set package into a bowl or onto a plate.
  • Slice open package and transfer meat to serving plate.

Heating Instructions for Knishes

  • FROM FROZEN Heat the oven to 375 F. Place frozen knish onto a baking sheet and
    heat for 35 to 40 minutes or until the knish has started to split and is golden brown.*
  • FROM THAWED Heat the oven to 350 F. Place thawed knish onto a baking sheet and
    heat for 13 to 15 min*

*Bake times may vary.

Serving Instructions for Cheesecake

  • If thawing or for refrigeration storage, remove cheesecake from the protective package.
  • Allow cheesecake to thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then at room temperature for 3 to 4 hours before serving for the best eating experience.
  • To slice, first dip your knife in a bain of hot water. Wipe knife with a paper towel, slice, and repeat!
Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Items are prepared fresh and shipped directly from the shop
  • Carnegie Deli ships Monday through Friday of each week.
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes.
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via overnight will incur an additional $35 charge. Sorry guys!
  • Have more questions about Shipping? Read our Shipping FAQ page.

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The nostalgia! The flavor and texture were exactly as I remember. Delightful!
Katie P. - Ogden, UT
The pastrami was seasoned perfectly, very tender and not at all fatty. It was just like you'd get at the Carnaeie Deli. It came with an entire loaf of rye bread that was not only fresh but crusty. Just a very good quality Jewish rye. It also came with a jar of their mustard and sour pickles that are out of this world. This really is the Carnegie experience. Thank you!
Sanford S. - Clinton, CT
My pickles were shipped very well. The pickles were fresh and crispy. I’m eating 2 at a time lol. When I eat them they say snap !!! A fan for the rest of my pickle life. Carnegie if you put such love in a pickle what else can you ship me?
Audrey M. - Johnston, RI
The package arrived well preserved and tightly wrapped. The pickles and pastrami were to die for. Did not have the salty taste often associated with shipped items. Had enough to make 6 -7 sandwiches;  advertised to be for four. Those had to be huge slices.
Judith B. - Goshen, IN
We have had pastrami sandwiches from Carnegie Deli, while visiting New York. I didn’t know if they would be as good sent by mail. I sent for them to surprise my husband for Father’s Day, & we were not disappointed. Every component of the sandwich kit was high quality & delicious!
Vicki J. - Elmira, OR
Our 57th anniversary, a surprise for my ex-New Yorker and musician husband, who hung out in that ‘hood a lot, he was amazed and thrilled !! Everything was perfect, authentic, delicious and fun. Very reasonable as well, considering the quality. We can’t wait to do it again.
Melanie H. - Mill Valley, CA
I was able to showcase some delicious, authentic NYC food, which I grew up with, to my own children, especially since we are not living in that part of the country. It was expensive, but it was a rare and delicious treat for us to enjoy together! The cheesecake was a wonderful, decadent birthday cake!!! The Carnegie Deli meat, bread, etc., were 1000% better than I had anticipated. Excellent and exceptional quality and packaging. Truly, a memorable meal with my family.
Donna H. - Portland, OR
Everything was delicious.......the meat was flavorful and so tender.......bread was perfect.....could not have been happier, even though it arrived a day later than expected!!! 
Mary L. - The Villages, FL
The Corned Beef Sandwich Kit was a Hanukkah gift to my daughter and her husband. They gave the corned beef sandwich gift rave reviews, Everything was a 10.0!
Heather G. - Mc Lean, VA
The sandwich kit was good quality. Packed very good. A reasonable amount of money for the quantity of food you get.
Celeste K. - Anahola, HI
We loved all the ingredients, the bread, the meat, especially the mustard and PICKLES!!! We even ordered the exact same thing for some friends who will definitely enjoy it. The meat is so nicely trimmed. I really appreciated that. Just enough fat left for the great taste but not so much that it's overwhelming. Fantastic package! Thank you all so much!!!!
Patricia B. - Arlington, VA
The food was phenomenal. The pastrami from Carnegie deli was excellent the pickles were awesome. Saving the cheese cake for the holidays. Also loved the free shipping. Otherwise I would not have ordered it.
Nan F. - Bradenton, FL
Cheesecake was delicious. Authentic New York Cheesecake. Can't get that in Minnesota. Brought me back to my roots.
Diane P. - Winona, MN
The best cheesecake on the planet. Hands down!
Margaret K. - Falls Church, VA