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Vegan Jewish Delis and Bakeries Across the US

From Los Angeles to New York, these vegan Jewish businesses make nostalgic plant-based sandwiches, sides, and pastries.

Mort & Betty's vegan bagel entree
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From Los Angeles to New York, these vegan Jewish businesses make nostalgic plant-based sandwiches, sides, and pastries.

This Jewish Heritage Month, we’d like to recognize businesses that are making classic Jewish dishes and baked goods vegan. Here’s a list of vegan Jewish delis and bakeries across the US!

Mort & Betty’s

Los Angeles, CA

Chef Megan Tucker is making waves in LA’s food scene with her vegan Jewish deli pop-up. Mort & Betty’s veganizes classic Jewish dishes like pastrami, whitefish salad, challah, babka, and more.

Mort & Betty's tray of food

Photo by Allie Mitchell

Ben & Esther’s

Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; & San Diego, CA

From lox bagels and egg salad sandwiches to matzo ball soup and challah, this vegan Jewish deli serves the greatest hits! Choose from Ben & Esther’s pre-made items or order sides and proteins by the pound to make your own creation at home.

Person holding bagel sandwich from Ben & Esther's

Photo by Jo Frontino

Lil’ Yenta’s

Philadelphia, PA

Lil’ Yenta’s brings on the nostalgia with their New York-style vegan Jewish comfort food. We’re talking about challah, potato knishes, chopped liver, black & white cookies, and hamantaschen, among others. Find these products and more at Lil’ Yenta’s new storefront in Philly!

Person holding baked goods from Lil Yenta's

Courtesy of Lil Yenta’s

Grass Fed

Rochester, NY

This vegan Jewish deli and butcher shop makes mind-blowing kosher, plant-based meats. With options like bacon, roast beef, steak, brisket, and mushroom pâté, Grass Fed is winning over meat-eaters left and right!

Grass Fed vegan dish on table

Courtesy of Grass Fed

Unreal Deli

Multiple Locations

Unreal Deli’s vegan ghost kitchen showcases a variety of sandwiches featuring the brand’s iconic Roasted Turk’y, Corn’d Beef, and Steak Slices. Current ghost kitchen locations include Newark, NJ; Manhattan, Brooklyn, & Copiague, NY; Denver, CO; Greenwich, CT; and Lawndale and Anaheim, CA; with more on the way!

Unreal Deli sub sandwiches on table

Courtesy of Unreal Deli

Sam & Gertie’s

Chicago, IL

Named after Jewish immigrants Sam and Gertrude Stuart, this vegan deli is a must-try in Chicago! The offerings at Sam & Gertie’s range from toasted breakfast bagels and deli sandwiches to potato knishes, latkes, and baked goods. The Smiley Face Cookies are too cute not to order.

Sam & Gertie's sandwiches in front of restaurant

Courtesy of Sam & Gertie’s

No Whey Bake Shop

Howell Township, NJ

The popular vegan candy brand’s brick-and-mortar bakery, No Whey Bake Shop, stocks traditional Jewish baked goods like Challah Rolls, Black & White Cookies, and Raspberry & Apricot Hamantaschen. In addition, the vegan Jewish bakery sells their iconic truffles, candies, and other delectable desserts.

Tray of No Whey Bake Shop baked goods

Courtesy of No Whey Bake Shop

Allie Mitchell

Allie Mitchell


When Allie responded to an Instagram post on @vegoutlosangeles a few years ago, she had no idea she’d join the coolest vegan team on the planet. An Austin native, actress, yogi, and part-time sword fighter (don’t ask!), Allie is on a mission to live her best life and inspire others to do the same. She graduated from Hussian College In Studio with a B.F.A. in Contemporary Musical Theatre + Film and currently acts, writes, and eats her way through Los Angeles.

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