Kenny & Ziggy's Delicatessen

Houston's Haven for Homesick New Yorkers

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 in New York’s lower east side. In 1927, he and his brothers-in-law Morris and Izzy Rappaport opened the first Jewish Deli on New York’s Broadway.

Generations later, Houston businessman Lenny Friedman convinced Ziggy the Bayou City needed an authentic Ziggy’s kind of deli of its own. The rest is delicious history. Kenny & Ziggy’s is now not only the deli star of the Lone Star State but noted as one of the top delis in the nation.

We're not the only ones who love them!

Kenny & Ziggy's has been featured in Maxim Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and on the Food Network's Diners, Drive In's and Dives.

Kenny & Ziggy's Delicatessen

Houston's Haven for Homesick New Yorkers

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 in New York’s lower east side. In 1927, he and his brothers-in-law Morris and Izzy Rappaport opened the first Jewish Deli on New York’s Broadway.

Generations later, Houston businessman Lenny Friedman convinced Ziggy the Bayou City needed an authentic Ziggy’s kind of deli of its own. The rest is delicious history. Kenny & Ziggy’s is now not only the deli star of the Lone Star State but noted as one of the top delis in the nation.

We're not the only ones who love them!

Kenny & Ziggy's has been featured in Maxim Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and on the Food Network's Diners, Drive In's and Dives.