The standard my very neshoma seeks in kreplach is that of my mother, z"l. After searching throughout the United States for decades, I (thanks to the delightful documentary "The Deli Man") found it not in New York, but in Houston, Texas at Kenny & Ziggy's Deli. The dough, size, chopped beef, seasoning - everything - is perfect. Fry up some onions and bake to re-heat (yes, I said bake because that is what my Polish-born mom did; she thought frying or boiling in chicken soup was "American" rather than Eastern European Jewish, so there!) to have as a main course for dinner together, of course, with my homemade chicken soup and matzah balls. Sublime. I order two dozen at a time so that I always have several dinners in the freezer when I need a neshoma nourshing "fix." Enjoy!
I had been searching for years for the kreplach (including the aroma) that my mother, Ohav HaShalom, made. While I came close at the original (but not the "new") Second Avenue Deli, my decades-long quest was fulfilled by Kenny & Ziggy's. The dough, size, texture, seasoning and ethereal aroma were perfect. I ordered a dozen on a whim while placing my first order for pastrami. The pastrami was perfect; the kreplach, sublime. I now order no less than two dozen at a time, freezing them in packages of six. My Poland-born mom always baked them. never serving them in soup. I add some fried onions. My wife tries to talk with me while I'm eating; the reality is that I barely hear her ... since I end up in a kreplach-induced fugue state. And, yes, I share a taste or two with her though her family, despite being native New Yorkers and kept kosher, never ate them. My wife now orders them as a birthday present. Thanks. Ziggy!
These are the best kreplach available anywhere, even better than the original 2nd Avenue Deli. And, the closest to my 7 decade old memory of my mom's.
Some of the best jewish food you can find
Tinton Falls, NJ
Dough was a little too thick,, meat was tasteless
San Antonio, TX
love, love, love!! Really reminds me of New York!
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Orders placed by 3:00 PM (ET) Monday through Wednesday can ship as early as the next day.
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 never be frozen): <li>Mustard, Russian Dressing, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Macaroni Salad, Sauerkraut, Pickles, Cream Cheese, Apple Sauce and Sour Cream <li>All Food has been fully-cooked and only needs a quick heating (Kosher Franks should be grilled or boiled)