Fresh off a successful Kickstarter campaign, North Seattle’s forthcoming Jewish deli, Zylberschtein’s, is planning a series of preview events. Now that owner Josh Grunig, who also runs the neighborhood’s Standard Bakery, has $50,000 in hand, he anticipates opening the deli in March.
Diners eager to try Grunig’s twist on Jewish deli fare can partake in a preview at Lake City’s Growler Guys, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 12. The menu, served from a food truck, will include a pastrami sandwich on rye, smoked eggplant with spicy hummus and pickled cauliflower on a baguette, Yemeni beef stew with toast, parsnip apple soup with toast, and chocolate babka. More preview events at other locations are in the works.
Grunig says he’s already started the build out for the new deli at 11752 15th Ave NE, which will sit in the same North Seattle shopping center where his Standard Bakery operates. When it opens, the new deli will absorb the current bakery, and the two will operate under a single banner: Zylberschtein’s Delicatessen and Bakery. Standard Bakery’s name will exist only at the University District and Ballard farmers markets where Grunig sells his cookies and pastries.