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Meet Marc Canter of Canter’s Deli in Fairfax District

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marc Canter.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Marc. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Canter’s started in 1924 in Jersey City and moved to East Los Angeles in 1931. In 1948 Canter’s moved to Fairfax a few blocks north of Farmers Market and has been there ever since.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It takes a lot of hard work to get it right.

Please tell us about Canter’s Deli.
We do things like they were done 85 years ago when we started. The Canter family members still run things and we are now at the 4th generation. We take pride in the special things that we make and are famous for that. Pickles that we make our selves. The Matzo Ball Soup, Corned Beef and Pastrami Sandwich and Reubens ,Potatoe Pancakes, Brisket Dinner, Special Burgers and Breakfast diches are just a few of the things that we do best. We also have a full Bakery case of goodies

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Take care of you customers and they will always come back. Canters is a place where grandkids bring their grandkids.


  • Standard Deli Sandwiches are $13.95 and the Reubens are $15.75 Diners are around $15.00 Matzo Ball Soup is $7.50 Burgers are around $13.50 Salads are around $12.00

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President Barack Obama poses with staff at Canter’s Delicatessen in Los Angeles, California, July 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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