Our Story

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. We're still fighting through the Covid era and beyond and plan to be a staple in the Boston area for years to come!

Learn Yiddish with Mamaleh's

schlemeil / schlamazel:New Word
a chronically unlucky person (shlimazl, from shlim "bad" and mazl "luck"). The difference between a shlemiel and a shlimazel is described through the aphorism, "A shlemiel is somebody who often spills his soup; a shlimazel is the person the soup lands on. Schlemeil and Schlamazel appear in the theme song for the television sitcom Laverne and Shirley.

Meet the Team

  • Rachel Miller Munzerowner / ceo
  • Evan Harrisonowner / bar manager
  • Heather Mojerowner / bar manager / state park GM
  • Tyler Sundetowner / chef
  • Rachel Sundetowner / pastry chef
  • Alon Munzerowner / manager
  • John Kessenowner / Café du Pays GM / head of R&M