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Food, Food Artisans

New and Improved Zingerman’s Deli Menu Items!

As you know, many of our permanent sandwich menu selections started out doing test run as a Sandwich of the Month. Based on the very positive response we received, we’ve added these great new sandwiches below to the Zingerman’s Deli menu. Check ‘em out!

grandma kentuckys


Broadbent Kentucky sausage patty, two freshly fried eggs, pimento cheese on a toasted sesame bagel.

second city dog


All-beef hot dog topped with onions, yellow mustard, relish, pickles, tomatoes & celery seed salt.

aubrees milk and honey


Thinly sliced hot sopressata salami, Zingerman’s Creamery fresh goat cheese, drizzled with honey on grilled rustic Italian bread. Shep’s favorite!

tempeh reuben


Grilled tempeh from the Brinery, Switzerland Swiss cheese, Brinery sauerkraut & Russian dressing on grilled onion rye.

We’ve also improved some of our old favorites! Instead of the baked eggs we used in the past, these breakfast sandwiches will now have TWO (2!) freshly fried eggs on each sandwich! We think the flavor speaks for itself. Come on down for breakfast!

beckys backstage


Vermont cheddar cheese, two freshly fried eggs, tomato & red onion on a toasted sesame bagel.

renees kitchen magic


Applewood-smoked bacon, two freshly fried eggs & Vermont cheddar cheese on a toasted sesame bagel.

cheris just havin fun


Arkansas peppered ham, two freshly fried eggs & Switzerland Swiss cheese on a toasted sesame bagel.

syds design studio


Edward’s Virginia breakfast sausage links, two freshly fried eggs & Vermont cheddar cheese on a toasted sesame bagel.

Food, Food Artisans

Missing Mustard?


It’s Mustardpalooza! Now through September 30, Zingerman’s Mail Order is hosting a special mustard pop-up shop on our website! We’ve added a dozen new mustards to our collection for summer sandwich slathering, salad vinaigrettes, hot dogs, hamburgers — you name it. This is a one-time only event! When the new mustards sell out, they’re gone. Check it out today!

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Z-Pic of the Week

June 20, 2014

Ari and Paul

Ari and Paul


Chatting with the Baristas at the Coffee Company

The baristas at Zingerman’s Coffee Company at the Southside are a fun bunch of people to hang with during a mid-afternoon break. We found them all working today so we took the opportunity to ask them a few silly questions.

How do you like your coffee?
Nathan: Espresso.
Matt: Right side up.
Anya: At 2pm.
Chris: Unground green eaten like popcorn.

Har har. Okay, now seriously.
Nathan: Honduran Finca Liquidambar using an inverted AeroPress with a metal filter.
Matt: Guatemalan in a press pot.
Anya: Monsoon Malabar Indian as a Turkish coffee without sugar.
Chris: Depends on the coffee, but I’ve been high on the Ethiopian as a Clever recently.

How long have you been a barista?
Nathan: 4 years.
Matt: 9 months.
Anya: 6 years.
Chris: 2 years.

Any interesting stories from behind the counter?
Matt: An AeroPress exploded on Nathan once.
Nathan: Always make sure the filter is locked.
Chris: Mostly just shaming Nathan with my obvious super skills (sarcasm).
Anya: One time I pulled a ton of espresso shots and had to drink every shot. I lost count after 18.

Why would you do something like that??
Anya: I had to do it until it was good.

When you visit a cafe, what do you look for?
Anya: Jazz music playing. Only jazz music. Also I found that if a place smells like cigarette smoke, the espresso is usually good.
Matt: A bathroom.
Chris: This is kind of shameful, but I immediately look at the espresso machine and whether or not they have manual brew methods.
Nathan: Tight jeans, plaid shirt, forearm tattoos. Oddly enough, none of the above applies to me.
(Matt has two out of three today.)

If baristas were rockstars, what would your names be?
Nathan: Natro the Destroyer.
Anya: Big muscle-y barista girl?
Matt: I don’t have a name yet.
Anya: Matt needs a title. We should give him one right now.
Nathan: Long pour.
Matt: Yeah. Matthew “Long Pour” Bodary.
Nathan: Chris already has one. He’s Denver. A customer said he looked like a Denver and it stuck.
Chris: Though I’ve been called “The Kid” occasionally as well.

What other cool skills do you have other than making awesome coffee?
Matt: I can play the guitar. Chris can do nunchucks.
Anya: And the lindy hop.
Chris: And bike repair. And gee-tar.
Anya: I can do a fireman’s carry in wrestling.
Nathan: I’m a hopper. I can hop over stuff really good.
Anya: He has natural born parkour skills.

Next time you come in, stump them with an interesting question of your own!