Pastrami by Mail: Katz’s Deli to Ship Famous Food Worldwide

The famed New York City restaurant that made a name for itself during World War II with the slogan "send a salami to your boy in the Army," is launching an expanded global delivery business that will allow people to ship its cured meats around the world. But if you can make it to the Lower East Side deli, this is what you'll find.

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Diners enjoy eating at Katz's Delicatessen in New York, Thursday, May 11, 2017. The famed New York City restaurant that made a name for itself during World War II with the slogan "send a salami to your boy in the Army," is launching an expanded global delivery business that will allow people to ship its cured meats around the world. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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Diners enjoy eating at Katz's Delicatessen on Thursday.Katz's Delicatessen has been urging customers to "send a salami to your boy in the Army" for generations. Now, the New York City restaurant, where everyone's favorite scene from "When Harry Met Sally" was shot, is expanding its shipping capacity so it can send perishable delicacies like pastrami and corned beef around the globe. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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The plan to offer a taste of authentic, old New York by mail is part of an ongoing effort by Katz's young owner to modernize a business that hasn't changed much since it was founded on Manhattan's Lower East Side in 1888. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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A man carves pastrami at Katz's. Katz's began encouraging customers to "Send a Salami to Your Boy in the Army" during World War II and the business still ships salami overseas. But cured meats that require refrigeration are shipped only within the United States. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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Owner Jake Dell isn't sure exactly when the expanded delivery service will start or which countries he'll market to first. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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A new 30,000-square-foot shipping facility in Hackensack, New Jersey, will open sometime in the next year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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Katz's is also opening a takeout-only outpost in Brooklyn's new DeKalb Market Hall next month. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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"We're looking at ways of connecting to people that want this food," Dell said. "There's really no limit to the amount of pastramis I can send to people." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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