The wait for Pinehurst’s new Jewish deli is over. Zylberschtein’s Delicatessen and Bakery passed its final inspection and will make its debut May 8, with from-scratch corned beef, pastrami, bagels, rye bread, and more.
Zylberschtein’s (11752 15th Ave NE) occupies a small, bright space with counter seating along a window and a large communal table. Ordering is done via counter, which is situated next to a map of Washington State showing off local vendors like Cairnspring Mills, Fresh Breeze Organic Dairy, and Tonnemaker Family Orchard.
The restaurant will initially be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Zylberschtein’s will add hours on Sundays starting in June, and will be open seven days a week by fall.
The menu features plenty of from-scratch cooking and family recipes, owner Josh Grunig says. In addition to drip and espresso coffee, he’s serving bagels with Northwest-sourced lox, a pastrami sandwich on rye, matzo ball soup with sourdough toast, Russian potato salad, and a purple barley salad. The initial menu is a bit limited, but Grunig promises to add corned beef, knish, chopped liver, and more Jewish fare. He also has a liquor license application in the works. Standard Bakery’s goods will be available for sale, too, including pies and cakes (whole and by the slice), tarts, cookies by the pound, and other pastries.
Zylberschtein’s is the first full-fledged restaurant for Grunig, who’s developed a fan base for his baked goods through his Standard Bakery business. When a space became available in the same building that houses Standard, Grunig jumped at the chance to expand his offerings. The new deli is absorbing the bakery, and both businesses will operate under the Zylberschtein’s banner.
“Zylberschtein’s is the full realization of my dream to be a small neighborhood bakery and deli,” Grunig says. “This is what I have always dreamt about, building community through food. Using local ingredients and looking back at my family recipes is the main focus. Now I just want to be an exceptional neighborhood spot.”