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Long Live The Jewish Delicatessen! It’s Time You Check Out The Flying Fig Deli

Jewish delis were first popularised in New York city in the ’30s and we’ve finally got one to call our own.

The Flying Fig Delicatessen is Adelaide’s very own Jewish corner deli located in the leafy streets of North Adelaide.

While we haven’t seen many around Adelaide, Jewish delis were first largely popularised in New York city which is exactly where The Flying Fig owner has drawn inspiration from! You won’t truly understand how engrained the delicatessen is in Jewish culture, unless of course you are Jewish or you watch this documentary.

The Flying Fig Deli menu features rueben sandwiches, pickles, bagels, smoked meats and comes complete with plenty of mustard and even a Jewish food terminology cheat sheet if you want to brush up on your Hebrew. Everything is made in-house and the meals are very reasonably priced. There’s also plenty of love for local and fresh SA produce, which we can all get behind.

Photo: The Flying Fig Deli Facebook

Over the past 10 months or so; The Flying Fig Deli has become a legend in it’s own right for city-goers, nearby workers, and locals alike. The interior is modern, simple, and bright. Think plenty of black and white, subway tiles, a splash of greenery, and red brickwork.

Photo: The Flying Fig Deli Facebook

After proving themselves worthy with their strong brunch/lunch menu, The Flying Fig Deli extended their trading hours to include Friday nights, where you can head for a casual and delicious meal, some cordials with a dash (or two) of vodka, quality craft beer, sangria, and all the good vibes as everybody winds down for the weekend.

The Flying Fig Deli is also dog-friendly, so much so that they post “Fig Dog of the Week” pics on their social media accounts. Pop down with your pooch and you might get a feature for your four-legged friend.

The meals are very reasonably priced and each page has a cheat-sheet of Jewish food terminology. Kibbutz, Lox, and Shrubs are all featured, and more. There’s also plenty of love for local and fresh SA produce, which we can all get behind!

Coffee and bagels anyone?

The Flying Fig Delicatessen
161 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide
08 7226 1788
Open Tuesday to Sunday 7.30 am to 3.30 pm, and evening menu available Wednesday to Friday, after 4 pm.

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