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Wexler’s Deli Spreads Lox Love in Los Angeles

Houston may have Ziggy Gruber, but Los Angeles has its own Deli Man — Micah Wexler, dubbed “the Seth Rogen of chefs” by our own Leah Koenig.

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Now, two years after opening Wexler’s Deli inside L.A.’s Grand Central Market to rapturous reviews, Wexler is bringing his house-made matzo-ball soup, pastrami and lox to Santa Monica.

For deli-loving Angelenos who can’t stand schlepping downtown, it’s a major breakthrough. “We’re serving a whole new community here,” Wexler told L.A. Weekly.

Michael Kaminer is a contributing editor at the Forward.

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