If delis had never populated Manhattan, Eastern European immigrants would have to jet-ski across the Atlantic every time they wanted decent sauerkraut. Spare yourself gastronomic globe-trekking with today's Groupon: for $22, you get two sandwich-board or king-size sandwiches (up to a $17.27 value each), two small soups (up to a $5.25 value each), and an order of fruit salad ($3.95) at Fine & Schapiro (up to a $48.99 total value).
Founded in 1927, Fine & Schapiro stocks its fridge with kosher meats and Ashkenazi delicacies, all prepared under the rabbinical guidance of Israel Mayer Steinberg. Bosom buddies or two people fused together with a chinese finger trap can delve into a menu of traditional sandwich selections, such as the pastrami, tongue, and turkey ($17.27) or the whitefish salad ($9.95). Sandwiches come piled high with meats and toppings, keeping noshers from growing hungry an hour after eating or being too protein deficient to bench-press a tourist. Soup up the spirit with traditional matzo ball ($5.25) or borscht ($4.50) broths before concluding meals with a healthy dessert of fruit salad.