The actual best thing since sliced bread is sliced meat placed between sliced bread and then sliced in triangles and stuffed into a donut. Fill the meatless void in your life with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a kosher deli meal for two at Mendy’s Restaurant, valid at four locations in Manhattan (up to a $40.90 total value). Click each location on the homepage to view each eatery’s menu. The meal includes:
- Two sandwiches (up to a $13.95 value each)
- Two soups (up to a $5 value each)
- Two sodas (up to a $1.50 value each)
Kosher classics such as house-cured corn beef, matzo-ball soup, and specialty split-pea soup fly across the counter at Mendy’s Restaurant, a deli popularized by “The Soup” episode of Seinfeld. Standard soups such as mushroom barley and chicken noodle fill bowls alongside occasional specials including potato soup and chicken gumbo, updated on a daily basis like the marital-status box on Henry VIII’s tax returns. Bridge culinary borders with Mendy’s original Shawaffle sandwich, combining the tender meats of shawarma with the tangy chickpeas of falafel, or tuck into other handhelds, including the skirt steak on club bread, the lean Romanian pastrami, or customizable two-meat combinations. Sodas include a full complement of Coca-Cola products and Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry and Cream Sodas.
Mendy’s descended upon the cultural consciousness as a crucial plot point in Seinfeld, and the debate about whether or not soup constitutes a meal rages on inside its walls. The tale of Larry David weaving his daily lunch spot into the show is recounted by the NY Daily News restaurant profiler, who admits an elegant décor despite the deli’s focus on take-out and delivery. Locations scattered across Manhattan and Brooklyn seal the sandwichsmith’s place in popular culture more effectively than a viral video of an awkward young Harry Potter reenacting scenes from Star Wars in his garage.
Since 1993, Mendy's Restaurant has infiltrated Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods with its kosher soups and sandwiches, serving thousands of eaters each day. Rumor has it that one of them was Larry David, who reportedly sampled the eatery's split-pea soup in the early ‘90s before writing the now-famous dish into an episode of Seinfeld. But the split-pea soup is just one of many tasty offerings; the deli cures its own corned beef and crafts matzo-ball soup in-house. Any of the tasty menu items can be enjoyed during snorkeling sessions or private parties held in rooms that hold 20–200 guests.