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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.

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. Stop by Smorgasburg LA on Sundays to nosh on a house-made bagel breakfast sandwich!

Mort & Betty’s

Allie Mitchell

Ben & Esther’s

Portland, OR & San Diego, CA

From Lox Bagels and Egg Salad Sandwiches to Matzo Ball Soup and Challah, this vegan Jewish deli serves the greatest hits! Dig into Ben & Esther’s pre-made sandwiches or order sides and proteins by the pound to make your own creation at home.

Ben & Esther's

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 Lil’ Yenta’s at Biederman’s Specialty Foods, V Marks the Shop, and select pop-up events in the Philadelphia area.

Lil' Yenta's

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

Grass Fed

Unreal Deli

Multiple Locations

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

Unreal Deli

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

Sam & Gertie’s

No Whey Bake Shop

Howell Township, NJ

The popular vegan candy brand now has a 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.

No Whey Bake Shop

No Whey Bake Shop

Allie Mitchell

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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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