“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli

April 14–September 18, 2022

About the Exhibition

More than a place to get a meal, the Jewish deli is a community forged in food. The exhibition “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli explores how Jewish immigrants, mostly from Central and Eastern Europe, imported and adapted traditions to create a uniquely American restaurant.

Get a taste of deli history through neon signs, menus, advertisements, uniforms, photographs, and film and TV clips. Plus, spark and share your own deli memories with fun photo ops, interactives, and an all-ages gallery guide!

“Jewish delis have been a part of my life since I was a kid, so 'I'll Have What She's Having' was a great walk down memory lane!”—Daph H.

Tour Schedule

“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli is hitting the road! Check out the exhibition in a city near you:

  • New-York Historical Society, New York, NY, November 11, 2022—April 2, 2023
  • Holocaust Museum, Houston, TX, May 4–August 13, 2023
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Skokie, IL, October 22, 2023–April 14, 2024

More to Explore

Watch an exclusive Skirball Curator Talk featuring deli-cious insights about "The Jewish Deli."