New World Deli is a very down to earth establishment. Pretty much what one expects from the deli experience. We went on a weekday evening to hear a friend play music. The woman behind the bar was a real charmer. We all enjoyed chatting with her and then watching her sling our orders down the line to the kitchen staff.
We all ordered reuben sandwiches and a chef salad. I had the vegetarian variety and here that meant that the meat-alternative was an avocado. It was a really good trade. All of the classics - good rye, kraut, slathered in sauce... no sides were included which was ok given the sandwiches' generous physiques. I was told that it would come with pickles and when mine did not arrive I had to request more - cue the endowment jokes from the table. The table runner brought me back three pickles, but with his bare hands. This bothered me - but, we are talking about deli pickles - I still ate them.
This is an intimate spot for a casual family meal or to hear some of Austin's musicians play in an intimate setting.