Mamaleh's Delicatessen debuts in Kendall Square tomorrow; check out the pertinent details about opening week hours (no dinner yet) and then come right back here for a visual tour through the space, located at One Kendall Square in building #300. From casual cafe and lunch services to full-service dinner, not to mention a simcha room downstairs for events and comedy nights, the space has a lot going on. And there's a gift shop, too.
Formerly home to West Bridge, the Mamaleh's space was designed by FKIA, a South Boston-based firm that also worked on Mamaleh's sibling and neighbor State Park, as well as three Flour locations, Giulia, and more. The airy space features plenty of windows and sunlight, and there are a variety of different experiences available, from a standing table for quick lunch to the aforementioned basement simcha room, full of Jewish memorabilia and tchotchkes, for events. And don't miss the gift shop area by the front entrance, which has all the essentials, including Orthodox Chews saltwater taffy and custom-made gift cards by Repeat Press in Somerville.
Here's what you'll be eating at Mamaleh's: a Jewish "pupu platter" of chopped liver, schmaltz on toast, a potato knish, pickles, and kreplach; pastrami knishes with mustard; noodle kugel (no raisins); pickled herring with a bagel or bialy; a hot corned beef sandwich on rye; and so much more. Save room for drinks, because there are boozy milkshakes, such as the Rum Greenpoint Shake — aged rum, punt e mes, green chartreuse whipped cream. There are also egg creams, floats, slivovitz flights, phosphates and lactarts, and cocktails that play with flavors like celery, caraway, and Manischewitz.
Now, take a peek at the space: