Jewish delis closing has become a trending topic on several major search engines this week, as the LA Times reported this Friday, Feb. 22, that a drastic drop in the number of Jewish delis in New York and L.A. has been seen this 2013. While there were once thousands scattered throughout the cities, now only several dozen of these delis remain. Sources add that rising food prices and different choices in restaurant have led to so many Jewish delis closing of late.
One such example is Junior’s Deli, the LA Times noted. After closing in December 2012, many fan favorite customers for one last mean, but one customer said that it wasn’t worth the wait.
"The food was unremarkable," said Brian Won of L.A. "Given that there are so many good places to eat in L.A., I have a really hard time saying yes to that."
This sense in disinterest towards the number of Jewish delis closing have led to a decline in the number of traditional restaurants, says the report, due to increasing health issues and the fact that many popular foods, such as bagels, can be found at a cheaper price in both stores and restaurants.
In fact, since 2013, three major Jewish delicatessens have closed across the U.S., and more are on the brink of doing so, added experts. Yet by making more healthy options and lower prices, Jewish delis owners like Lenny Rosenberg of "Lenny's" in New York who are still doing well say that these markets can stay traditional while succeeding “in the 21st century.”