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We’re Drooling Over This Former Bachelorette’s Katz’s Deli Order

The perfect date night nosh.

It’s been a big week for Jewish members of Bachelor Nation. 

Last Tuesday, former Bachelorette star Gabby Windey both came out as queer and announced her relationship with Jewish comedian Robby Hoffman. Gabby had a particularly rough time on the Bachelor franchise, first as a contestant competing for the flimsy, amorphous affections of Bachelor Clayton, then as one of two Bachelorettes  — a novel format for the show, which was as lawless, chaotic and humiliating as you’d expect. So we’re so glad to learn that she’s found true love with Robby.

A mere two days later, on Thursday, the couple went on one of their first public dates – to none other than Jewish landmark Katz’s Delicatessen. In a post to her Instagram story, Robby shared a photo of Gabby beaming during their meal. Playfully, Robby captioned the photo, “Gabby’s bat mitzvah.”

Most importantly, however, Gabby and Robby’s (presumably shared) tray of food is in clear view. So, without further ado, here’s a breakdown of how to order at Katz’s like a Bachelorette:

Photo credit Robby Hoffman via Instagram

Starter: A bowl of matzah ball soup. Katz’s Deli matzah balls are simultaneously enormous, yet light and pillowy, and absolutely live up to the hype. (But feel free to peruse this recipe if you want to learn how to make your own perfect matzah balls.)

Main: A pastrami sandwich on rye, topped with mustard and Swiss cheese. Yum! Perhaps next time Gabby will be a bit more adventurous (and decadent) and try Katz’s Reuben.

Drink: Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry Soda. While this flavor of cola is more popular in the Montreal deli scene, black cherry soda and pastrami are a match made in heaven. 

Nosh: An enormous plate of pickles and pickled tomatoes. If you’re thinking “Wow, that’s a lot of pickles for two people,” you are wrong. There’s no such thing as too many kosher dills

Without a doubt, Gabby’s Katz’s Deli order is Nosher-approved. From top to bottom, Gabby’s meal is full of solid, delicious choices. (Though, with all due respect to her taste, it would likely be hard to go wrong when you’re dating a Jewish person.) In the immortal words of “When Harry Met Sally:” We’ll have what she’s having! 

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