New York deli sets out Anthony Bourdain's breakfast in honour of late chef

A New York deli honoured the late Anthony Bourdain by laying out the usual order he'd make when frequenting the deli.

The 61-year-old's death was confirmed on Friday by CNN, who said Bourdain was found unresponsive on Friday morning (local time) by friend and chef Eric Ripert in the French city of Kaysersberg.

A reporter tweeted that Barney Greengrass, a Jewish deli in Manhattan, paid tribute to the late Bourdain by laying out his regular breakfast of Nova Scotia lox (salmon) and scrambled eggs, a bagel, coffee and juice.

"He was a customer here for many years," Barney Greengrass owner Gary Greengrass told CNN. "He came in the store [and] made everyone feel at home.

"He was true to who he was; he was a regular guy. TV makes you famous but he never acted that way, never looked for anything special."

Former US President Barack Obama also tweeted a tribute for the late New Yorker. 

"He taught us about food - but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We'll miss him," Mr Obama wrote.