The wait for the return of Jewish deli fare — including smoked white fish, belly lox, reuben sandwiches, and bagels — in Seattle is almost over, as Dingfelder’s Delicatessen, the forthcoming Capitol Hill restaurant, says it will start serving some of its menu from a walk-up window “in a few weeks.” It promises to announce open hours via social media this week, but diners will have to continue waiting for the full sit-down experience.
The walk-up window will be a preview for the full restaurant at 1318 E. Pine, which will come later. The previous July timeline for that opening obviously hasn’t been met, and Dingfelder’s has yet to announce a new opening date.
Dingfelder’s owners Vance Dingfelder and Stephanie Hemsworth, a husband and wife duo who also run Nourish Catering, haven’t responded to requests for comment, but in past posts they’ve promised an “Authentic Old World Delicatessen with plenty of Corned Beef and Pastrami, Knishes, Whitefish, Smoked Salmon, cookies and more.”
While they wait for Dingfelder’s, diners craving Jewish fare can find a little slice of it at Westman’s Bagel and Coffee on Capitol Hill, which serves its bagels with smoked whitefish salad, lox, or caviar schmear alongside baked goods like rugelach and bacon cheddar challah strata. Ballard’s Porkchop and Co., which has always had a strong pastrami game, is now also serving highly coveted limited runs of bagels, not necessarily listed on the menu so much as on social media.
And another Jewish deli, Schmaltzy’s, from the owner of the Napkin Friends latke sandwich food truck, could land in Fremont by December 2018.
Getting ready to open our walk up window in a few weeks! We will announce dates and times next week for opening. #deliformybellyyaaasPosted by Dingfelder's Delicatessen on Thursday, August 2, 2018
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