American Foodways: The Jewish Contribution
Jewish Standards, American Staples
Jewish food purveyors have had a strong and marked impact on American communities. Local bakeries and groceries, butchers and supermarkets, and food distributors have made lasting impressions upon American foodways.
In East LA neighborhoods where there used to be a large Jewish population, one can find pastrami tacos being served by and for the local Latino population.
Bagels are found all over America, no longer exclusively in the tri-state area where most bagel bakers lived through the mid-twentieth century.
Zabar's in New York is one of the most successful and storied grocery store (and appetizing shops) in America.