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Events and Tastings

deli-ca-LESSONS

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!

March 2019

Zingerman's Just For Kids Event all set up and ready to enjoy!
$10

Family Food Tasting: Explore the World of Deli Favorites!

Monday, March 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

The Deli is turning 37 this year and we’d love to taste our favorite foods with you!! We’re expanding our popular Just For Kids tasting events and offering a brand new family-friendly night where we will welcome you and your kids to our table. We’ll Explore the World of our Deli Favorites made right here in our Deli Kitchen – matzo balls, knish, chocolate pudding and more! Deli Chef Rodger Bowser will join our tasting expert Jenny Hall to teach your whole family how to taste like an expert and to tell you all about how we make these favorite foods and why they taste so delicious!

We think families with kids ages 2-12 would most enjoy this tasting. The cost is $10 per taster (kids and parents). 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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April 2019

Rishi Turmeric Ginger Tea in a cup with loose leafs next to it
$10

Tea 101

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

🍵 Stop by the Zingerman’s Next Door Café and let’s talk tea! Come to learn about and taste through five types of tea. Whether you sip it slowly, gulp down cup after cup or don’t touch the stuff. Whether you have had the same box in your cupboard for years, or you buy a new tin of loose leaf every week, there’s always something to learn about the world’s most popular beverage. Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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Zingerman's Chocolates - different states from nib to bar
$15

Just for Older Kids: Explore the World of Chocolate!

Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

🍫 We know that we’ve got a lot of sophisticated foodies out there, so we thought we’d bring our popular JUST FOR KIDS event to a slightly older audience and Explore the World of Chocolate. In this JUST FOR OLDER KIDS tasting, we’ll teach you to taste like an expert, introduce you to some of our favorite chocolate makers and describe how different types of chocolate are made. And, we’ll taste some chocolate, of course.

We think kids ages 10-16 would most enjoy this tasting. The cost is $15 per person. 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 sheet with spices: Cassia and Cinnamon Sticks
$40

How to Cook with Spices 101

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Zingerman’s Deli

Learning to buy, grind and cook with world-class spices is one of the easiest ways we know to upgrade the quality of your cooking. Join Chef Philippe de Vienne from Épices de Cru as he shares three decades of travel, tasting, sourcing and cooking wisdom with us! We’ll have a delightfully educational evening and taste the spices in action in featured dishes. Seats are limited! Sign up soon!
Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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Zingerman's Tea Steeping Next To A Cup Of Leaves
$10

Tea 101

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

🍵 Stop by the Zingerman’s Next Door Café and let’s talk tea! Come to learn about and taste through five types of tea. Whether you sip it slowly, gulp down cup after cup or don’t touch the stuff. Whether you have had the same box in your cupboard for years, or you buy a new tin of loose leaf every week, there’s always something to learn about the world’s most popular beverage. Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting.

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Zingerman's Just For Younger Kids Storytime Tasting - Em reading a book to a toddler eating a blueberry muffin.
$10

Just for Younger Kids: Passover and Easter Storytime Tasting

Friday, April 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

It’s never too soon to start honing your expert palate, so join us for this JUST FOR YOUNGER KIDS tasting event where we’ll read a story and learn to taste like an expert! In this event, we’ll be reading a couple of special stories about two upcoming spring holidays: ✡ Passover and 🐰Easter. And we’ll try a few foods we make and sell at the Deli in celebration of these holidays. The best part is 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 schlep 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 Illustration of Spices!
$10

Family Food Tasting: Explore the World of ​Spices

Friday, April 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

Any foodie will tell you that spices are an important key to their culinary masterpieces. We don’t think that these complex and potent ingredients are only for the grown-ups in the room. Come to this FAMILY FOOD TASTING if you want to SPICE UP YOUR LIFE! The whole family will learn to taste spices like an expert as we explore the world of some of our favorite spices. We’ll introduce you to these spices, tell you stories about our friends from Montreal who roam the world in search of the best ones and learn about the spices that are on the shelves in our deli kitchen. And the best part is, we’re going to taste them!

We think families with kids ages 2-12 would most enjoy this tasting. The cost is $10 per taster (kids and parents). 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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May 2019

Zingerman's Just For Younger Kids Storytime Tasting
$10

Just for Younger Kids: Spring Storytime Tasting

Friday, May 10, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

It’s never too soon to start honing your expert palate, so join us for this JUST FOR YOUNGER KIDS tasting event where we’ll read a story and learn to taste like an expert! In this event, we’ll be reading a couple of special stories about spring and all the bounty from our gardens that we’re eagerly awaiting. And we’ll try a few foods we make and sell at the Deli in celebration of our gardens. 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 schlep 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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$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Bacon

Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

🥓 Camp Bacon is an annual event hosted across all the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses that celebrates the history, stories and love of BACON. We’re offering this JUST FOR KIDS tasting during the camp festivities to share some bacon love with a younger audience. 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 enjoy it. Oh yeah, and we’ll eat some bacon!

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. The cost is $15 per child. 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!

Two seatings available!
Thursday, ​May 30 • 5:00-6:00pm
Thursday, ​May 30 • 6:30-7:30pm

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Zingerman's Just For Kids Bacon
$15

Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Bacon

Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Zingerman’s Upstairs Next Door

🥓 Camp Bacon is an annual event hosted across all the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses that celebrates the history, stories and love of BACON. We’re offering this JUST FOR KIDS tasting during the camp festivities to share some bacon love with a younger audience. 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 enjoy it. Oh yeah, and we’ll eat some bacon!

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. The cost is $15 per child. 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!

Two seatings available!
Thursday, ​May 30 • 5:00-6:00pm
Thursday, ​May 30 • 6:30-7:30pm

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