Welcome to photo series Eater Scenes, where Eater photographer Elizabeth Daniels visits some of the city's great restaurants to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Today, Langer's Deli.
It's lunch time, and in L.A., that means Langer's Deli, which is arguably one of the best delis in the country, at least in terms of pastrami. The bustling Westlake institution has been a part of the community since 1947, when it opened with just 12 seats. Over the years, the area just west of Downtown has seen plenty of change, but inside, the quality of the sandwiches and more remains untouched. The clientele is now a near-perfect cultural cross-section of the city, with local office workers, residents, tourists, and even a celebrity here and there (see Seth Rogan in one of the pics). Check out the rest of the weekday lunch scene at Langer's.