PROVIDENCE — After three-plus months of pop-ups, Bubbie’s Market and Deli will fully open on Sunday.
“We are the busiest store that isn’t open,” said Jeffrey Ingber, co-owner with Freda Ronkin of the kosher Jewish deli.
Since they unlocked their back door for limited Passover grocery shopping on March 3, business has been steady while they renovated the store. There have been plenty of calls of, “Can I swing by and get something?” said Ingber.
What can shoppers and diners expect on Sunday?
“They can walk through the front door; that’s a big change,” Ingber said.
Providence’s only kosher market & deli
Inside at 727 Hope St., shoppers will find a kosher grocery store with 1,000 items including dry goods, specialty sauces, candies and international foods. Those include Israeli ingredients of seasonings, spices and barbecue sauce as well as Madras curry sauce from India.
There will be a lineup of kosher, vegetarian, small-batch artisanal cheeses from The Cheese Guy. He makes 45 styles, including Romano and Parmesan.
Ingber said the freezer is loaded with staples such as chopped liver, knishes and pizza.
The deli case has corned beef and pastrami, along with Jewish deli staples of tongue, salami, bologna and other meats.
“We are hoping people can come get a good deli sandwich, or hot dog, with a half-sour pickle and a Dr. Brown’s soda,” said Ingber. “We are looking to put corned beef sandwiches in the hands of the greater Providence community.”
Ahava Catering is owned by Ronkin and Ingber, so the deli case will also be stocked with stuffed cabbage, kugel, knishes and side dishes.
Lox, chopped liver sold Davis Dairy-style
Hand-sliced lox and chopped liver will be on the menu as well. Ingber said they will be just the same as were offered by the now-closed Davis Dairy.
The market will also sell rye bread, challah, marble and pumpernickel.
Bubbies will also be the pick-up point for some regional kosher food. Matthew Chan and his Chop Chop business in New York will deliver orders of Cantonese Chinese cuisine as will Ari White, The Wandering Que, with his barbecue.
There is no seating in the deli, but being a mile from Lippitt Park makes that an alternative for enjoying a sandwich outside.
Ingber and Ronkin have wrapped themselves in the name, Bubbie, to convey what their business will be all about.
“Bubbie means grandma in Yiddish,” Ingber has said. “We hope the name makes you think of the comforting foods she made for you.”
Where and when?
Bubbie’s Market & Deli at 727 Hope Street, Providence, will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed on Saturday. Call (401) 272-4835 for more information.