Zingerman’s! You’ve probably heard of them in some way, shape, or form, and if you haven’t…it’s time to get in the car and head on over. Zingerman’s is an Ann Arbor mainstay, one of the largest contributors to the area’s epicurean culture. The institution now known as the all-encompassing Zingerman’s Community of Businesses was founded by Ari Weinzweig and Paul Saginaw, and first opened its Zingerman's Delicatessen in 1982. Over the next 30 years, Zingerman’s has expanded to nine specialty food-focused businesses including Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Bakehouse, Coffee Company, Creamery, and more.
Honored by Alton Brown and Food Network Magazine for having the best Mac and Cheese in America, Zingerman’s Roadhouse elevates the standards of traditional Americana comfort foods. They are passionate about serving traditionally-made American food from the best sources—many of which arrive daily directly from Zingerman’s Cornman Farms in nearby Dexter.
Zingerman's newest restaurant, Miss Kim is rooted in Korean tradition, but inspired by local Michigan produce. Managing Partner Ji Hye Kim is a culinary genius and hard-working chef - she worked at a few different Zingerman's businesses before opening her food cart, San Street, and then Miss Kim in the Kerrytown District.
Zingerman’s Deli has continued to be a must-visit destination in Ann Arbor for visitors, students, and everyone in between. Their Reuben can continually be found on “best sandwich in America” lists, and they maintain a place as one of the best-known delis in America (with good reason) offering great food and overall incredible experiences for all the thousands of visitors they see each year.