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Events and Tastings


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!

April 2020


Tea 101

Thursday, April 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

Join us at Zingerman’s Next Door Café for an evening of tasting and learning as we explore the world’s most popular beverage: tea! Awaken a new enthusiasm for an ancient food tradition while enriching your knowledge of Ari’s favorite “affordable luxury”. We’ll take a flavorful journey through five distinctive varieties while discussing the history, cultivation, and intricate craft of tea making. A light snack will accompany the flight of teas. Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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Zingerman's Deli Steep Tea Events teapot illustration


Tuesday, April 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

Featuring Rishi Sencha & Silk Road Genmaicha

Swing into the Zingerman’s Next Door Café for STEEP: an exploration of tea. Unlike most Deli tastings, this event takes a deep dive on just one or two fantastic teas we offer. We’ll share the history of each tea, its production style, the terroir, the harvest, and anything else that makes it special. While we learn we’ll taste at least two steepings (sometimes more) of each tea to illuminate how the flavor can evolve. No matter your level of expertise you’re sure to learn something. You may even find a new favorite! Attendees receive a 10% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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May 2020

Illustration of a happy teapot drinking tea in a bed of flowers

JUST FOR KIDS: Explore the World of Tea

Friday, May 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

Don’t let their love for chicken nuggets fool you. Most kids have quite a sophisticated palate! Feed the fire of your young foodie in an all-new JUST FOR KIDS tasting: Exploring the World of Tea. We’ll set sail on a deliciously drinkable adventure, sipping teas from different cultures and origins, learning a little about the history, cultivation, and craft behind each one.

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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June 2020

Pan of delicious looking cooked bacon

Camp Bacon® Brunch with Molly Stevens

Sunday, June 7, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am at Zingerman’s Greyline

Wake up and smell the bacon, and eat it too, at this one time only special event at Zingerman’s downtown art deco event space, Greyline. Cooking instructor and James Beard Award winning author Molly Stevens and Zingerman’s Delicatessen chef Rodger Bowser will partner up in the kitchen to create a bodacious brunch buffet with a bit of bacon flair.

The recipes will be adapted from Molly’s latest cookbook, All About Dinner: Simple Meals, Expert Advice. The Atlantic, Washington Post and NPR all declared it one of the “Best Cookbooks of 2019”. The smell alone will be worth getting out of bed for, but the flavors are going to knock your slippers off! Brunch will also include mimosas, coffee and juice. A cash bar and Molly’s cookbooks will be available for an additional cost.

This event is part of Zingerman’s 11th annual Camp Bacon®, a 5-day food learning and tasting experience that supports the Southern Foodways Alliance, Washtenaw County 4-H and the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County. You can choose just one event or join them all including the Main Event featuring an all-day line-up of captivating guest speakers and a menu of scrumptious bacon bites, as well as the Bacon Ball dinner, Bacon Film Festival, Bacon Street Fair, tastings, classes, and more. It is a food camp that satisfies your mind as much as your taste buds. Don’t get us wrong, you will leave having tasted a lot of bacon, but we are there to share the story behind it. This unique bacon opportunity only comes once a year, so don’t miss it!

*$20 from each ticket will be donated to Southern Foodways Alliance

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