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The Flying Fig Deli

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by Outrageous Jones (subscribe)
but you can just call me Ray. My life is full of great experiences, made better for sharing.
Published September 27th 2016
So can I have the Matze Ball Soup?
Neither New York or the western end of North Adelaide are
New York, North Adelaide, Pastrami, Lox, Nova, Latke, Deli
Entrance to the Flying Fig Deli
renowned for their fresh air. New York has pollution and sorry Anne Moran, but this part of North Adelaide can be decidedly stuffy with its closed through-roads and deserted streets.

But there is oxygen aplenty at the bold new venture from Adelaide food identity Paul Serafin.

The Flying Fig Deli is unabashedly New York and Jewish. It is a cuisine visitors to the Big Apple have adored, and now finds its way to 161 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide. The Pastrami, the Bagels and the Lox and Nova (cured and smoked salmon respectively) are all house made as are the herrings, sardines, ketchup, ice cream and soft drinks.

My mouthwatering Latke breakfast was delicious, as was the Kibbutz breakfast on my last visit. The wine list takes some beating, ideal for a leisurely late week lunch.

The coffee is A-grade too.

New York, North Adelaide, Pastrami, Lox, Nova, Latke, Deli
A-Grade coffee from the Coffee Barun Roast

Here is a selection of ingredients and definitions not found elsewhere much in Adelaide.

Lox: Atlantic Salmon cured for 2 days with salt, sugar, lemon and dill
Nova: Atlantic Salmon cured then smoked
Ful medames: Spiced kidney and fave beans
Latke: a pancake made with grated potato, onion and millet
Matzo: Crisp Bread made from buckwheat flour
Shrubs: Fruit and vegetable Syrup preserved with vinegar

New York, North Adelaide, Pastrami, Lox, Nova, Latke, Deli
Mouthwatering Latke Breakfast

Yum, yum, yum. It's open 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Tuesday - Thursday until 4:30pm Friday and Saturday and from 8am Sunday. Be sure to book on the weekends to avoid disappointment.
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Why? Breakfast and Lunch
When: Tuesday to Sunday Breakfast and Lunch
Phone: (08) 7226 1788
Where: 161 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide
Cost: Most dishes less that $20
Your Comment
Sounds like just the place for tasty food and to learn a new language at the same time.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4212) 1886 days ago
There are various words in the English language that beckon me. One is 'fig'. Did this word figure on the menu or just in the signage?
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4212) 1886 days ago
I like this part of the city...your article has enticed me to visit soon.
by noelp (score: 3|1199) 1881 days ago
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