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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Sam & Gertie’s
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.
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.