Zingerman’s Deli is an Ann Arbor institution––all kinds of great food. People flock to this food mecca for an eating experience unmatched anywhere else, or so it seems to many Michiganders. Food from all over the world is offered here, but the US and local sources are not neglected. The where and the when of the food is clearly identified and celebrated.

Here’s the tour with pictures from my latest visit. Come in in!


The bread

The cheese


More cheese


These are a great introduction to the store. Taste, sample, savor.

Vinegar and oil is a favorite spot. I love to sample and buy.


On this visit Will Hassett was wonderfully patient helping me choose an olive oil and a vinegar to purchase. Lots of tastes and good advice. Thanks so much, Will!

I like my oil fruity and lemony.

Will had prepared Peppery Peach Vinaigrette. This is what sold me.

Peppery Peach Vinaigrette

Makes 1 cup
½ cup Extra Virgin Olice Oil
½ cup Katz Sauvignon Blanc Vinegar
2-3 Tablespoons American Spoon Peach Preserves
2-3 tablespoons Red Pepper Flakes
Salt to taste

Mix all ingredients in a jar with a tight lid. Shake-shake-shake.

What I bought:
Katz Sauvignon Blanc Vinegar,
Colonna Granverde Extra virgin Olive Oil,
American Spoon Red Haven Peach Preserves
And a small amount of two cheeses: Dunbarton Blue, a (cheddar-blue) to put on lettuce salad with fruit. I wanted to try at least one cheese from Wisconsin.
Parmigiano Reggiano

What I wished I had bought:
Argrumato Lemon Oil––on sale until the end of the month.

What I ate:
Peter’s Pepper Pick: turkey, lettuce, tomato, ranch dressing, Arkansas Peppered Bacon on grilled farm bread.

The menu of big sandwiches (they come in two sizes) is an adventure promising creamy crunch and crispy savory accompaniments. Choose your sandwich off the big board.

My sandwich looked something like this. Again, I was so into eating, I forgot the picture. My sandwich was truly scrumptious!


The deli has expanded. It’s a deli campus. Eat outside.


Eat inside. I love this corner table.

photo 2

Out on the porch with a view of Kerry town and the Farmer’s Market across the street.

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Back inside there are specialty items galore, more meats, picnic baskets, so much fun to be had searching here and there around the deli.



Here’s the link to more information.

There’s also Zingerman’s Creamery, Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Zingerman’s Coffee Company, Zingerman’s Roadhouse and Zingerman’s Cornman Farms. Where will I visit next in this community of businesses.

I can’t wait to find out.


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