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Canter’s Deli

Canter’s Fairfax Sandwich features hot corned beef and pastrami on rye bread with a choice of cole slaw or potato salad. The family-owned Canter’s has been an L.A. institution for decades.

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The matzo ball soup is a signature dish at Canter’s on Fairfax Avenue.

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A vintage light is reflected in a display of bagels at Canter’s.

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Cookies tempt in the bakery section at Canter’s.

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Alex Canter is the fourth-generation of the namesake restaurant on Fairfax Avenue.

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Alex Canter pauses at his family’s restaurant, an L.A. institution.

 

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Customers line up for baked goods at Canter’s.

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Canter’s on Fairfax Avenue has been a family-owned business for four generations.

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Kim Nelson, a server at Canter’s for 10 years, brings an order for customers.

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A movie billboard looms over a mural on the side of Canter’s on Fairfax Avenue.

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