New York Deli in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Toto, we don't think we're in Manhattan anymore. Nestled on Catron Street, this local haunt for Santa Feans transports you straight to the Lower East Side of New York, circa 1900. Chicken Matzo ball soup? Yep. Bagels with schmear? You betchya. Corned beef hash from scratch? Otherworldly. The spot may be no frills, but you'll find the no-rush-here-service a boon from bagel boomer's paradise. To quote Santa Fe resident John G. Feins, "[You'll] find New York-expats enjoying great conversation and socially open like true Santa Feans, unencumbered by a sea of isolated folks and laptop lids taking up tables." And no F or R train delays to worry about on your morning commute there, either.