Egg Barley Farfel with Mushrooms

Kenny & Ziggy’s Delicatessen ships its famous Jewish deli specialties nationwide on Goldbelly! These barley-shaped pasta farfel have been poached in chicken stock and mixed with caramelized onions, mushrooms, and spices to create a wonderful Jewish comfort food.

From a third-generation New York Deli owner, Kenny & Ziggy’s is not only the top deli in Texas but also one of the best delis in America. In the early 1900s, Max Gruber (Ziggy’s grandfather) left Budapest, Hungary, on a bicycle. He pedaled his way across Europe to the Atlantic coast and eventually sailed for the United States, ending up on New York’s Lower East Side. In 1927, he and his brothers-in-law Morris and Izzy Rappaport opened the first Jewish deli on Broadway! Generations later, Houston businessman Lenny Friedman convinced Ziggy Gruber, who ran successful Jewish delis in New York and Los Angeles, that Houston needed an authentic deli of its own. The rest is delicious history.

More Details

This package includes 1 Qt. of Egg Barley Farfel with Mushrooms


Contains: Chicken, Gluten, & Eggs

Instructions / Storage

  • Arrives Fresh with ice packs, may thaw in transit
  • Fresh food from Kenny & Ziggy’s should be enjoyed within two days of arrival.
  • All food may also be frozen for up to 2 months with the exception of the following items (which should be refrigerated and never be frozen): Mustard, Russian Dressing, Sauerkraut, Pickles, Cream Cheese, Apple Sauce, Coleslaw, and Sour Cream.

To Serve

Cheese Blintzes

  • Heat 4 Tablespoons of oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add Blintzes and fry on each side for 3-4 minutes until golden brown.

Potato Pancakes (Latkes)

  • Preheat your oven to 350 °F.
  • Spread potato pancakes out on a cookie sheet, place in preheated oven, and heat until crispy, approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Serve with the included applesauce and sour cream.
  • Enjoy!


  • Preheat your oven to 250 °F.
  • Wrap the knishes in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and heat for 20 to 25 minutes (Mini Knishes should be heated for 15 to 20 minutes).
  • Enjoy!


  • Preheat oven to 375 ̊
  • Spread out on a cookie sheet and heat until crispy for an approximate time is 20-25 minutes.
  • Do not overheat.

Kasha Varnishka &, Egg Barley Farfel with Mushrooms

  • Preheat oven to 250
  • Place in a Pyrex dish and cover with foil.
  • Heat at 250 ̊ for 20-25 minutes.
  • Do not overheat.

Noodle Kugel

  • Preheat oven to 250
  • Heat contents in tin for 15 minutes at 250 ̊.
  • Remove top and heat for an additional 10-15 minutes to crisp the top.

Stuffed Cabbage

  • Preheat oven to 250
  • Leave in the tin, replace the lid with foil, or place in a Pyrex dish with foil on top.
  • Heat at 250 ̊ for 35–45 minutes.

Hungarian Goulash

  • Preheat oven to 250
  • Empty all of the contents into a Pyrex dish, cover with foil and heat at 250 ̊ for 20-25 minutes.
Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Kenny & Ziggy’s ships Monday-Thursday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
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Stuart B. - Creve Coeur, MO
Well and carefully packed. Delicious. Unavailable here at any price - so appreciate internet availability.
Kathy C. - Silver City, NM
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Terri H. - Portland, OR
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Llew B. - Dunn, NC
I ordered a number of things from K&Z's and we loved everything! Pastrami sandwhiches, stroganoff, kreplach (OMG - hadn't had them in years) and stuffed cabbage. I have more to try from this great vendor!
Hal L. - Carmel, CA
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Burt G. - Brooklyn, NY
Food arrived on time and still cold. Good cut of pastromi.
David V. - Kansas City, MO
You make the most delicious cheese blintz, Ive ordered multiple orders, many times already. The delivery comes packaged very well. Ive also had your pierogies and kreplack both were superb and definitely hand made.
Jean M. - Richlandtown, PA
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MARK P. - Redwood City, CA
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Yurgo T. - Highland Mills, NY
Delivery was on time and the food was delicious. Some of the best cabbage rolls and goulash we have had in years. If you're a fan of this type of food we highly recommend
Tammy M. - Carlinville, IL
Everything was great! I reminisced over flavors I remember from my East Coast childhood. My adult family got to know the flavors as they had never had any of the delicacies before. It was a great experience. Items arrived on time, packaged extremely well and warmed up as easily as the directions instructed.
Rebecca C. - Bodega Bay, CA
Everything I ordered was fabulous. I wish I lived closer to you. But then again, I would weigh 600lbs. I am a former New Yorker so I know good deli. Yours was just as good as New York, maybe even better. Thanks ya’all. And Shalom
Jill L. - Weatherford, TX
The Houston deli was great. They happily modified my order from pastrami to corned beef, and kept me informed all the way.
Vicki L. - Harrisburg, PA
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Michael S. - Eugene, OR
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Gwyneth L. - Augusta, ME
Ordering was easy. The selection is great. The food arrived on the scheduled date, cold, and absolutely delicious.
Ellen L. - Lakewood, CO
Everything was packed and iced perfectly. Arrived on time and was just delicious
Barbara C. - Gillette, WY
Both shipments arrived in good shape and on time. Very pleased with my delicious food.
Doug K. - Fairfax, VT
Delivered on time. Packed well with ice packs and insulation bag.
Susan D. - Brooklyn, NY
Packing and delivery and delicious food
Lynn L. - Saint Louis, MO
It was very nice to be able to order from a favorite restaurant that's quite a distance away. Everything arrived perfectly and was as delicious as it always is in the restaurant.
Joy c. - The Woodlands, TX
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Andrew C. - Broomfield, CO
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Marcie B. - Richland, WA
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Meatballs and cabbage were delish. Also the put roast was very good. Thank you
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Ordering was simple and straightforward.
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