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Welcome to the Deli halls of flavor where learning is for life! Whatever your fancy, we’ve got a (deli-ca)lesson for you. We’ll even let you eat in class. Events for kids and adults alike!

September 2018
Zingerman's Chicken & Chorizo Paella

33rd ANNUAL FIESTA DE ESPAÑA! Paella Party #2

Sunday, September 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We had so much fun last year we had to do it again, so to Paella fans’ delight there will be not uno, not dos, but tres Paella Parties on the Patio!

Our 33rd annual celebration of the fabulous foods of Spain culminates with a two-grill Paella throwdown on Zingerman’s Patio. Join us at noon for a step-by-step presentation on how to prepare this prized Spanish dish, then Chef Rodger and his crew deal the goods: three kinds of traditional Paella— Chicken/Chorizo, Seafood and Vegetarian all grilled over mesquite. Zingerman’s Bakehouse is back with their delicious desserts for the festivities: Torta de Santiago and chocolate Miguelitos! And don’t forget the real Valencian-style tiger nut Horchata –RAAAAWR! It’s a tasty trifecta of tremendous proportions – Mark your calendars and come early because one thing is guaranteed—the Paella always sells out!

*Your RSVP helps us to know how much food to prepare. Please arrive early, as seats are available upon a first-come-first-served basis.

Pre-purchase a whole pan of paella and throw a fiesta of your very own!

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$15

Just for Younger Kids: Storytime Tasting

Friday, September 28, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

It’s never too soon to start honing your expert palate, so we’re super excited to announce that we’re bringing our popular JUST FOR KIDS tasting events to an even younger audience! We’ll be reading The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and then tasting applesauce, apple strudel and apple butter. The best part for us is that we’ll be teaching your kids to taste the food like an expert – using the 5 steps to tasting great food.

We think kids ages 2-5 yrs would most enjoy this event. Parents attend free. The story and tasting will last about 30 minutes and then participants are welcome to stay in the reserved room for lunch. We will have an order taker on hand, so no need to shlep the tots all around the Deli. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting for lunch and/or shopping at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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Zingerman's Padron Peppers

33rd ANNUAL FIESTA DE ESPAÑA! Paella Party #3

Sunday, September 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We had so much fun last year we had to do it again, so to Paella fans’ delight there will be not uno, not dos, but tres Paella Parties on the Patio!

Our 33rd annual celebration of the fabulous foods of Spain culminates with a two-grill Paella throwdown on Zingerman’s Patio. Join us at noon for a step-by-step presentation on how to prepare this prized Spanish dish, then Chef Rodger and his crew deal the goods: three kinds of traditional Paella— Chicken/Chorizo, Seafood and Vegetarian all grilled over mesquite. Zingerman’s Bakehouse is back with their delicious desserts for the festivities: Torta de Santiago and chocolate Miguelitos! And don’t forget the real Valencian-style tiger nut Horchata –RAAAAWR! It’s a tasty trifecta of tremendous proportions – Mark your calendars and come early because one thing is guaranteed—the Paella always sells out!

*Your RSVP helps us to know how much food to prepare. Please arrive early, as seats are available upon a first-come-first-served basis.

Pre-purchase a whole pan of paella and throw a fiesta of your very own!

RSVP for free »
October 2018
Zingerman's Just For Kids Bacon
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Bacon

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Sign up now, these seats are going to see out fast! We’re tasting BACON! and it’s JUST FOR KIDS! You will learn to taste bacon like an expert as we work our way through the World of Bacon. We’ll tell you about some of our favorite bacon makers, learn about different types of bacon, and talk about some of our favorite ways to eat bacon. Oh yeah, and we’ll eat some bacon. (Did you hear “bacon, bacon, bacon!” cuz that’s pretty much what we said!)

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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Sundae Social featuring a HOT DOG STAND!

Friday, October 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hot diggity dog, it’s the Sundae Social with a Sundae bar & Hot Dog bar! Our Next Door sweet treat experts will help you make a custom designed sundae featuring gelato from Zingerman’s Creamery and fabulous toppings like housemade chocolate syrup, cookie crumbles from Zingerman’s Bakehouse, or peanut brittle from Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory. Our party fun will also include fun activities for kids of all ages. PLUS, relish the chance to deck out your dog with all the condiments: diced onions, dill relish, spicy mustard, The Brinery sauerkraut, crushed potato chips, bacon and more!

Free to attend; Gelato Sundaes and hot dogs for purchase. No reservation required. Open-house style on the Deli patio –come for part or the entire event. Either way, make sure to bring your sweet tooth and a jacket!

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Zingerman's Zzang Candy Bars
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of CANDY!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

OMG! it’s October and we’re thinking about Halloween and that makes us think about candy! So we’re holding another class all about candy … Just for Kids!! Our sweet treat experts from Zingerman’s Next Door will tell you why the candy we sell at Zingerman’s Deli is so special. You’ll learn all about our favorites, hear some stories about our favorite candy makers, and learn about some of our more interesting selections. Best part of the class – we’re gonna eat some candy!

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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Zingerman's Halloween Hootenanny
$8

Halloween Hootenanny!

Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Hootenanny is a fun evening of Halloween treats and activities! There will be Pumpkin Drawing, Kooky Cookie Decorating, Face Painting and more. Whether you’re meeting to share costumes and a play date or just stopping by on your way home from school, visit the Deli and have some Halloween fun! You’ll enjoy music and snacks like apple slices and popcorn as you participate at your own pace. Costumes are not required, but they are encouraged!

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Zingerman's Matzo Ball Soup
$15

Just for Younger Kids: Storytime Tasting

Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

It’s never too soon to start honing your expert palate, so we’re super excited to announce that we’re bringing our popular JUST FOR KIDS tasting events to an even younger audience! We’ll be reading Stone Soup by Marcia Brown and then tasting matzo ball soup, potato knish and farm bread. The best part for us is that we’ll be teaching your kids to taste the food like an expert – using the 5 steps to tasting great food.

We think kids ages 2-5 would most enjoy this event. Parents attend free. The story and tasting will last about 30 minutes and then participants are welcome to stay in the reserved room for lunch. We will have an order taker on hand, so no need to shlep the tots all around the Deli. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting for lunch and/or shopping at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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November 2018
Zingerman's Pies
$15

Just for Younger Kids: Storytime Tasting

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

It’s never too soon to start honing your expert palate, so we’re super excited to announce that we’re bringing our popular JUST FOR KIDS tasting events to an even younger audience! We’ll be reading More Pies! by Robert Munch and then tasting chicken pot pie, pumpkin pie and chocolate chess pie. The best part for us is that we’ll be teaching your kids to taste the food like an expert – using the 5 steps to tasting great food.

We think kids ages 2-5 would most enjoy this event. Parents attend free. The story and tasting will last about 30 minutes and then participants are welcome to stay in the reserved room for lunch. We will have an order taker on hand, so no need to shlep the tots all around the Deli. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting for lunch and/or shopping at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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Zingerman's Bakehouse Pies
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Pie

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Be the star at your Thanksgiving celebration by showing off your JUST FOR KIDS knowledge about PIES! We’ve got all our favorites in the case this fall – including pumpkin, apple, and pecan – to name a few!! In this JUST FOR KIDS tasting, we’ll teach you to taste like an expert, introduce you to all of our favorite holiday pies and tell you all about how our baker friends at Zingerman’s Bakehouse make them. Oh yeah, and we’ll taste some pie! Do you like yours topped with whipped cream or gelato?

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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December 2018
Zingerman's Hot Cocoa
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Hot Cocoa

Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Every day feels like a snow day with a cup of hot cocoa in your hands! In this JUST FOR KIDS tasting, we’ll be exploring the world of hot chocolate and tasting some of the best mixes we have on our Next Door Café menu and shelves. We’ll learn about some of the companies that we source our cocoa from, how these mixes differ from what you might find at the supermarket, and maybe come up with an answer to this important question: whipped cream or marshmallow on top?

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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Zingerman's Latkes
$15

Just for Younger Kids: Storytime Tasting

Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

It’s never too soon to start honing your expert palate, so we’re super excited to announce that we’re bringing our popular JUST FOR KIDS tasting events to an even younger audience! We’ll be reading Latkes and Applesauce: A Hannukah Story and then tasting latkes, applesauce and sour cream. The best part for us is that we’ll be teaching your kids to taste the food like an expert – using the 5 steps to tasting great food.

We think kids ages 2-5 would most enjoy this event. Parents attend free. The story and tasting will last about 30 minutes and then participants are welcome to stay in the reserved room for lunch. We will have an order taker on hand, so no need to shlep the tots all around the Deli. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting for lunch and/or shopping at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

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