Welcome to our Deli
At Sherbrook Street Delicatessen, we are about showcasing the food and customs of traditional deli style cooking. Our inspiration is the New York Delicatessens of the early 1900's, in addition to the flavours of Eastern Europe. We then create our plates with Winnipeg flavours. We hold true to the original standards of house made products by using recipes passed down from generation to generation. Jon Hochman was born with the delicatessen in his blood. The Hochman family had run the Oasis Delicatessen on Main Street from the 1930’s to the 1970’s. Growing up in a traditional Jewish family his exposure to the classic was on going, from pickling meat and vegetables with his Zaida to making chicken matzah ball soup with his Baba. This delicatessen is a true labour of love and we look forward to sharing it with you.
New York delis are famous the world over for their quality cuts of meat, and style of food preparation. Since Katz's Deli opened in 1888, a standard was set that Sherbrook Street Deli proudly upholds with a fusion of New York influence and Winnipeg flavours. Only the finest ingredients and meats are used to serve food we are proud of.
History of the Delicatessen
The kosher style delicatessen has long been part of life in North America. The first were opened in New York’s lower east side in the 1880’s. They quickly became the gathering spot for everyday folk looking for a satisfying meal. The hot hand sliced meat on rye bread slathered with mustard instantly became the “go to” treat. Within a few years the delicatessen grew in popularity all over the east coast. By 1930 there were over 1500 kosher style delicatessen in the New York area alone. Shops could be found all over North America by the 1950’s, serving traditional delicacies alongside the iconic meat sandwiches. Over the next 50 years the delicatessen has seen a major decline in appeal as a result of the rise of processed foods. Today there are only but a few shops in North America still hanging on to the original standards.