The Deli Dish

  • Hungarian Pastry at the Bakehouse

    With several trips to Hungary and over a decade of hard work in their professional kitchens, our baking pals at Zingerman’s Bakehouse have been recreating many Hungarian delicacies since 2011. … Continued

  • Hungarian Paprika from the Hodi Family

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A new arrival in Ann Arbor from the south of Hungary I’m excited to say that, after many months of waiting (pandemic-induced ordering issues, etc.), we’ve … Continued

  • Hungarian Dessert: Rigó Jancsi

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Chocolate Torte with Chestnut Cream- a seriously terrific Hungarian pastry! It’s been over a decade now since we first started making Rigó Jancsi at the Bakehouse. … Continued

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    Hungarian Almond Kifli from the Bakehouse

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Superb little cookies that can spiritually transport you to Budapest with every bite One of my all-time favorite Bakehouse cookies are Hungarian almond kifli. If you, … Continued

  • Potato Bacon Rétes at the Bakehouse

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Flaky, filled Hungarian pastry for breakfast, lunch, or dinner The Bakehouse’s work with Hungarian foods has been, for me, one of the most inspiring stories … Continued

  • Rózsavölgyi Cacao Nib Dark Chocolate

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Laced with palinka and candied cacao nibs This chocolate bar is both uniquely Hungarian and perfectly suited for holiday celebrations! Artisan dark chocolate handcrafted in … Continued

  • Beigli from the Bakehouse

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Excellent pastry in the style of Budapest Over the last 10 years or so, these wonderful Walnut Beigli (pronounced “bay-glee”) have become one of our … Continued

  • Making Jewish Chop Suey for a Summer Supper

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews  An easy-to-assemble Jewish-American seasonal salad! This simple dish, also known as “Farmer’s Chop Suey,” is, to my vegetable-centric taste, terrific! Although it was a mainstay … Continued

  • Tokaji Cream Cake from the Bakehouse

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A modern pairing of traditional Hungarian sweet wine and pastry One of the richest, creamiest, lightest, and most unusual of the many great Hungarian baked goods … Continued

  • Cabbage & Goose Fat Rétes at the Bakehouse

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Super tasty, traditional Hungarian savory strudel served up May 5-7 Cabbage Rétes (the middle one pictured) is a favorite Hungarian flavor we discovered during our time … Continued

  • Pogácsa from the Bakehouse

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A classic Hungarian “biscuit” for breakfast, lunch or dinner Although aficionados have been enjoying them for years now, the Pogácsa (pronounced “poh-gotcha”) at the Bakehouse seem … Continued

  • The Deli’s Recipe for Noodle Kugel

    Often included as a part of an abundant Rosh Hashanah feast, our Noodle Kugel is a year-round favorite. The recipe is a Deli classic—Ari got it from his grandmother, and … Continued

  • The #422: Eddie’s Big Deal Corned Beef Hash

    “A hearty plate of housemade corned beef hash served with buttered rye toast and Zingerman’s own spicy ketchup.” That’s it. A diminutive description that might not immediately suggest what a … Continued

  • Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year

    Celebrating the High Holiday with Special Dishes A clean slate, a fresh start. There’s no time like the New Year for a healthy dose of optimism. Rosh Hashanah, known as … Continued

  • What is Zingerman’s anyway?

    The History of Zingerman’s Delicatessen and the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses by Ari Weinzweig, co-founder Zingerman’s It started with a small deli but it has obviously grown way beyond that. … Continued

Jewish Specialties

  • The Deli’s Recipe for Noodle Kugel

    Often included as a part of an abundant Rosh Hashanah feast, our Noodle Kugel is a year-round favorite. The recipe is a Deli classic—Ari got it from his grandmother, and … Continued

  • Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year

    Celebrating the High Holiday with Special Dishes A clean slate, a fresh start. There’s no time like the New Year for a healthy dose of optimism. Rosh Hashanah, known as … Continued

  • Flodni at The Bakehouse

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews The traditional Jewish pastry that’s made its way into Hungarian hearts While very few people in the U.S. will have heard of flodni, in Budapest their acclaim … Continued

  • Breakfast at Zingerman’s Next Door Cafe

    Since 1991, The Next Door Café has been abuzz every morning with a bounty of breakfast and beverage options that have earned us quite the collection of early bird regulars. … Continued

  • Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Mural

    If you’ve visited us at the Next Door Café recently, you’ve almost certainly seen our mural. Given that it appears in every single customer-facing area of the Café, it’s hard … Continued

  • Valentine’s Day Chocolate News and Notes 2023

    Jennie’s Valentine’s Day Picks by Jennie B, Zingerman’s Chocolate Specialist Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14th. Whether you’re shopping for a loved one, or just treating yourself, the Deli has … Continued

  • Askinosie Dark Chocolate Bar

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews 70% Barrel-Aged Askinosie Dark Chocolate Bar It is not all that surprising to realize that so many people in the greater Zingerman’s ecosystem—suppliers and customers—are also, … Continued

  • Making Sauerkraut Salad for Supper

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A wonderful winter recipe from the most recent pamphlet This great recipe is one of 12 in the back of the pamphlet, “A Taste of … Continued

  • Eudora Welty’s Vicksburg Potato Salad

    Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews An easy-to-make, historically-sound salad from Bill Ferris’ hometown Writing about Bill Ferris has me remembering this dish, which originated in his hometown of Vicksburg, Mississippi. … Continued

  • Zingerman's Deli Chicken Beef Lamb and Vegetarian Pot Pies on a baking sheet

    Pot Pies For Perfect Winter Meals

    A collection of six kinds of handmade pot pies flows through the Deli during the coldest months of the year. Every year, the Deli team dreams up ways to evolve the already beloved savory pies – they get better and better.