Carnegie Deli first opened in 1937. The Deli is best known for its kosher-style favorites such as pastrami, corned beef and brisket, which are cured and smoked in its nearby commissary. Carnegie Deli also bakes the Classic New York style cheesecake. It is served with just the cake, that means no fruit, chocolate or caramel is served.
About the Pastrami, it was introduced to the United States in a wave of Jewish immigration from Romania in the second half of the 19th century. Beef navel was cheaper than goose meat in America, so the Romanian Jews in America adapted their recipe and began to make the cheaper-alternative beef pastrami.