This is one of the best places to get pastrami, corned beef, and fresh roasted turkey sandwiches outside New York.
You'll have to deal with the cramped spaces and long lines of Reading Terminal Market, but the line at Hershel's isn't as long as at the Italian deli right next door.
My friends and I got on a take-out line, which we estimated would take 15 minutes. But we realized that it would be quicker to just wait behind some of the few diners that could fit at the counter on stools.
We got seats in about 5 to 10 minutes and ordered a variety of sandwiches. They came out almost instantaneously. All three of the sandwiches--turkey, corned beef, and pastrami--were succulent and delicious, but the pastrami reigned supreme. It just melted on the tongue.
If you don't mind crowds and cramped spaces, Hershel's is great for a Jewish deli sandwich.
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