Mamaleh's Delicatessen opened in Kendall Square, Cambridge in 2016 to lines out the door serving homemade bagels, lox, pastrami, corned beef, blintzes, black and white cookies, babka, egg creams, and dozens of other dishes that would make any nostalgic (Jewish) person swoon. During this opening time, we received much acclaim, including Bon Appetit Magazine's 50 best new restaurants in the country and Boston Magazine's Best Deli. Then Time Out Market. Then Covid. In August 2021 we opened our next location in lovely Washington Square in Brookline. This smaller but just as charming location, like Cambridge, offer our ‘order-at-the-counter-we’ll-bring-you-food-on-plates’ service model. Still Covid. Then High Street Place. Then…?
Meet the Team
- Rachel Miller Munzerowner / croRachel Miller Munzer owner / cro
Has spent the last 10 years reconciling with the fact that she’s a restaurant owner. Her two favorite moments during this time were buying Monistat 7 for a line cook and spending the night washing dishes while 8 months pregnant. She has found that despite looking like “one of those girls with a yoga mat” that squeezing in a yoga class helps her keep balance. If she were stuck on a desert island she would want her two daughters and handy husband there, as well as an infinite supply of popcorn, eggs, and cereal.
- Evan Harrisonowner / bar managerEvan Harrison owner / bar manager
Is a bartender from Texas with a dual degree in feminist studies and a language he doesn’t speak who, according to some sources, invented the Paloma cocktail fifty years before he was born.
- Heather Mojerowner / bar manager / state park GMHeather Mojer owner / bar manager / state park GM
Raised like a son to her mother and father on nine acres of land in central Massachusetts, Heather most enjoys her water drunk straight from the river.
- Tyler Sundetowner / chefTyler Sundet owner / chef
Is a handsome transplant from South Dakota to the Boston Jewish community. 3rd place finisher in the South Dakota milk tasting competition circa 2003, and he still has the ribbon! Father of 2 human babies and a neurotic Goldendoodle.
- Rachel Sundetowner / pastry chefRachel Sundet owner / pastry chef
is a people-pleasing baker with a decidedly salty, rather than sweet, tooth. Daughter #2 to two psychiatrists, she moonlights doing therapy and mediation. She’s got a curly fourth toe, which she managed to pass on to both her son and daughter.
- Alon Munzerowner / managerAlon Munzer owner / manager
Has lived in Boston longer than he has lived in Connecticut and can’t wait for his daughters to be old enough to ride his Vespa with him. He shares a last name and an apartment with someone else on this page. His twin sister is an April Fool and he does not remember one word to his haftorah.
- John Kessenowner / Café du Pays GM / head of R&MJohn Kessen owner / Café du Pays GM / head of R&M
is left-handed triplet from CT who plays the French Horn, has two degrees from Yale, the first of which at age 10 for juggling, and has served espresso to Sophia Loren.