Shep’s Delicatessen officially opened Thursday, March 4, 2021, in East Nashville. The classic Jewish deli took over the space previously occupied by Marché. After co-founder Howard Greenstone moved to Nashville in 2019, he couldn’t find the foods he enjoyed back home in New York. The concept of Shep’s Deli was created to provide classic Jewish foods that Nashville was lacking. Shep’s Deli is named after Greenstone’s beloved grandfather, Israel “Shep” Shapiro. Guests can expect an all-day breakfast menu, traditional Jewish comfort food, and a full bar serving wine, beer, and cocktails. Nashville Guru stopped by to get a look inside.
The interior of Shep’s Deli reflects a traditional NYC-style deli aesthetic. Guests have the option to dine in or take a number and order their meals to go. If you choose to dine in, feel free to read a newspaper while you enjoy a hot cup of coffee and pastrami sandwich.
Shep’s Deli is located in East Nashville’s Five Points neighborhood. A free parking lot is situated next to the restaurant.
The menu at Shep’s Deli features a variety of classic deli staples like house-made pastrami, corned beef, chopped liver, and traditional egg creams. The breakfast menu includes freshly baked bagels, homemade blintzes, and pancake sandwiches. If you’re in the mood for lunch or dinner, we recommend trying Grandma Jean’s matzo ball soup, the crispy potato latkes with applesauce, and the stuffed cabbage. Compliment any meal with a delicious coffee beverage or refreshing cocktail. See the full menu.
Next time you’re craving a mouth-watering reuben sandwich or savory matzo ball soup, make sure to check out Shep’s Delicatessen.