The Factor's Story

Factor's Famous Deli has been at the same Los Angeles location on Pico Blvd since 1948. The Markowitz Family has owned and operated Factor's since 1969 and from the very beginning Herman and Lili Markowitz strived to provide quality food, generous portions, and friendly service in a warm family atmosphere.

Over the years we have expanded Factor's, adding a large take-out counter, garden patio, and alfresco dining, preserving our commitment to the original quality and friendly service established by our parents.

As a tribute to our parents, we are keeping their commitment alive. To all our friends who continue to enjoy this special establishment, we thank you for your support and hope every visit is a very pleasant one.


Some of the talk around town...

Debbie (and everyone else at Factor's) - Thank you so much for a wonderful brunch on Sunday for the Borwick-Philbin wedding party. it was perfect. We are still enjoying leftover and freezing wonderful cookies. All of our guests loved the food and had a great time. It was the perfect choice for us.

Nina B.

Dear Debbie,

It was so thoughtful of you to call tonight to check on the Feast. Thank you so much for another successful Thanksgiving meal at the Beverly Hills High School. The administration and teachers continue to compliment the turkey, salads and all the delicious side dishes that truly make them feel like they are at their "own" family Thanksgiving dinner. We truly cannot do this without Factor's Deli!

As always, a big thank you to Pedro and Ismael who helped set us up and know exactly where to put everything. They were great and made sure we were all organized before they left.

We are so happy that your family is part of our BHHS team. Wishing you and your family a safe, healthy and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Warm regards,

Hi Debbie! Wow! You outdid yourself this year! Everything was gorgeous and delicious. Everything went perfectly and I couldn't be happier. (I'm sure you've gotten the rundown on one of the servers!) I'm sure you are even more exhausted than I am, so enjoy a well deserved rest and I'll talk to you soon. Let's do it again next year!! 

XO Geri

Debbie, Margarete and I, to our chagrin, realized that we had not thanked you for the amazing lunch for our daughters' B'not Mitzvah. Everyone loved it! The staff was superb, the food delicious, and you handled all the details with grace. We could not have been happier! Many many thanks and all warm regards for a healthy and sweet New Year!

Shalom Morley

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Michelle A.

I just wanted to say "Thank You" for the wonderful platters and side dishes that you provided for the Shiva here at Belmont Westwood last night. The event was beautiful and well attended.

Greg C.

I just have to tell you that your dinner knocked it out of the park on Sunday night. It was a beautiful table, and every bit of it was delicious. Caroline is a dream. She was on time; pleasant; efficient; attentive, gracious and generous — I cannot think of any way in which that evening could have been better served or received. Could go on and on, but I think you get the gist. I am so appreciative of being able to work with you and I admire your ability to "get it" and come through I was a little bit anxious about chairing a rather high level meeting while also hosting it…A waste of anxiety. It was a breeze thanks to you and to Caroline who made it all work. Wishes that you have many years of productivity, prosperity, and pleasure in your work. You are a champion and I am the President of your fan club!

Rochelle G.

Fabulous catering!! Thank you soooo much. Everyone was incredibly nice, organized and just awesome. The food was absolutely yummy. Can't wait to have our next party catered by Factor's Many thanks.

Jolene and Bob B.

Jackson has been a waffle connoisseur for many years and has expressed having a waffle party at Factors for the last two years. The famous deli seemed the perfect place to fulfill his passion for waffles, cars, and his playing with his friends as he celebrated his 5th birthday. The patio was the perfect spot. The wait staff were kind and gracious. And the set up was everything we wanted. Many compliments to you and the Factor's family….We will be back soon for more.

Jillian, Matt and Jackson D.

Fantastic catering for Passover! Everything was so yummy. There was special praise for the chicken. People said it was some of the best ever! Of course Caroline as server is the very BEST! Thank you Factor's and THANK YOU Debbie…

Lillian R.

Thank you for all that you did for our family… Everything was delicious and abundant enough to make things easier for our family to gather with each other… With Appreciation…


My family and I have been going to Factor's since I was a teenager and it was half the size it is now! Factor's really is my home away from home!! It has provided my family a place that we can always feel welcome. The food and service is always consistently great, in fact has gotten better over the years!! It is really a pillar in the community and we are so grateful it is still there after 65 years!! Thanks…

Doris L.

I love Factor's. I have been coming since I was a little girl and still can't get enough.

Laura S.

I always stop at Factor's when I come back home from college. Delicious deli food!

Sorelle C.

As a vegetarian, there are so many great options for me to eat. Come and see. I know you will love it.

Amanda W.

The servers, busboys, deli men, cashiers, hosts, cooks are all superb. Everyone is always friendly and smiling!

Jill M.

I know when I come to Factor's, I can get anything I want. There is such a great selection to choose from.

Romeo S.

It's great to come in and see the owners. I have been coming for years and it is wonderful to see four generations of the Markowitz family.

Dana W.

I meet my family and friends here several times a week. For sure, every Wednesday for my favorite vegetarian split pea Soup! Factor's is my staple! If I'm not there I'm ordering take out.

Ronna Slutske

My children have literally grown up eating at Factor's. It is the first meal when landing in L.A. After being away. It is our true comfort food and the owners are like family.

Jennifer Cohen

I enjoy the great food and sunshine sitting on the comfortable patio at Factor's.

Larry E. Smith

I've been going to Factor's for over 15 years and it truly is a home away from home.

John H.

There's no question that Factor's has the best corned beef in the city!

Bobby D.

I can't remember the last time I got sick and didn't go to Factor's for chicken noodle soup. Always makes me feel better.

Denise D.

Aside from the amazing food, Factor's has such a family vibe that I can't imagine a better deli.

Alex L.

Factor's is the best during the holidays when you need all your food to feed big parties. It's like they're part of the family!

Kim M.