Toronto’s Caplansky’s Deli is sponsoring the city’s Palestinian Film Festival. It seems like a great publicity stunt, but deli owner Zane Caplanski insists it’s not a political statement.
A self declared ‘Jewpanese,’ Nobu Adilman is an actor, choir director, TV producer — and food writer. He dishes on the best deli in Toronto.
How will smoked meat taste in the clouds? Air travelers will find out now that Caplansky’s, the Toronto deli, has unveiled plans for shops at Canada’s busiest airport.
There was a time in the not-so-distant past when the American deli was in dire straits. But today, there is a renaissance afoot for the quintessential Jewish eatery.
Three years ago, Zane Caplansky applied to the city of Toronto to sell Montreal-style smoked-meat sandwiches from a cart. Confronted with red tape that would have required a steep investment in a mobile kitchen, he dropped the idea.
San Francisco is famous for its many coffee shops, book stores and taquerias but a good Jewish deli is hard to find. To my surprise, I’ve encountered two delis that have only opened in the past year and that deliver Jewish deli foods with a California twist – pastrami sandwiches and matzo ball soup prepared with a West Coast sensitivity to freshness and good quality ingredients.