[Ann Arbor] Zingerman’s Deli
Zingerman’s Deli | www.zingermansdeli.com
Address: 422 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Date visited: 2013.02
Total bill: $32.83 (split between two people)
Verdict: Worth the hype, you need to go.
Will return: Definitely
What to get:
– Mac & Cheese
– Pot Pie
Everyone and their mothers love Zingerman’s. Zingerman’s is known for their Reubens… and literally everything else on the menu. Everything is seriously so good.
When you first walk in, you are greeted by the friendly staff who encourage you to take some samples. They really want you to take as much samples as you want so don’t be shy. On this day, we got Magic Brownies (tasty) and bacon bread (interesting).
|Inside Zingerman’s Deli: (from L-R) entrance, deli goods for purchase, and deli menu for order.|
As you move forward (from left to right in the photo above), you pass by a glass display where you can purchase all sorts of deli goods such as duck fat, goose mousse, truffle mousse, Andouille sausage, and Ligurian pesto to take home.
|Zingerman’s Deli Display|
Mac and Cheese ($6.99)
It is not hard to make Mac and Cheese but it is hard to make one that stands out. This Mac and Cheese was out of this world. Really. I am not a cheese connoisseur but this had a slight kick to it, which I can only imagine was due to the Vermont cheddar. Rich and gooey cheese–I could feel my arteries clogging as I ate this. Delicious.
Darina’s Dingle Pie ($9.99)
Pot pie filled with lamb, potatoes, rutabaga, onions, cumin, and rosemary and wrapped miner-style (no tin) in a buttery crust. Bomb.
#48 Binny’s Brooklyn Reuben ($13.99)
I give you the Reuben: this is what you come to Zingerman’s to eat. We got the pastrami version (as opposed to corn beef) with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing on rye. If you don’t like sauerkraut, go for the cole slaw. If you don’t like cole slaw either, then you are not meant to eat Reubens.
Zingerman’s sandwiches are packed and come in two sizes, small or large. Trust me when I say the small is big enough. We split a small since we already had two other things.