Zingerman’s Deli – Ann Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor, Food Reviews

Usually when I’m talking to someone about food in Ann Arbor, whether they live in the area or not, Zingerman’s will come up in the conversation.  It’s somewhat of the food landmark of Ann Arbor. Regardless of the fact that most people have to take out a second mortgage on their home to eat there, the deli is serving pretty ridiculously good food.  It’s worth it to make a visit and pay 14 dollars for a sandwich every now and then because everything is made in house and made incredibly well.  They don’t take any shortcuts at this place.  The bread is baked at Zingerman’s bakery, most of the cheese is made at their creamery, all of the sauces/toppings/condiments are made in house, and most of the ingredients are locally produced.  Ari (one of the owners) travels the world, searching for only the best varieties of each things they sell and it really shows in the food.  They really produce some special things here and it’s a treat every time I visit.

On a side note, bacon is treated like an art at Zingerman’s Deli.  They normally have 5-8 varieties at any given time.

Enough of the talk, what I really want to show you is what 70 dollars will get you at Zingerman’s Deli. Remember, this may be expensive but an occasional visit is worth every penny.  Seriously, I would like to write up a full review but you’re just going to have to trust me that everything tastes just as good as it looks.

Zingerman's Reuben - Zingerman’s corned beef, Switzerland Swiss cheese, sauerkraut & Russian dressing on grilled, hand-sliced Jewish rye bread.

Dinty Moore - Zingerman’s corned beef, lettuce, tomato & housemade Russian dressing on rye bread.

Wayne’s Inheritance - Grilled Amish chicken breast, Vermont cheddar cheese, cucumber & Zingerman’s ranch dressing on grilled rye bread.

Potato Latkes - Big, thick potato pancakes with homemade applesauce and Calder Dairy sour cream

Zingerman's Potato Salad - Redskin potatoes dressed in a delicious roasted red pepper dressing.

Potato Knish - Baked puff pastry stuffed with herbed mashed potatoes & onions.

Do yourself a favor and check out the ridiculous menu posted on their website.  Seriously, if you can’t find something you like at this place then there’s something wrong with you.