Zabar's Catering Selections

Our Catering Department is available Monday - Friday 9 AM-5 PM. Call 212-787-2000.

Zabar's Catering Department brings you all the specialties that have made us famous. We can arrange prompt, scheduled delivery anywhere in the Metro New York City area. See our Ordering Information for details. Voted “Most Popular” Independent Store by Zagat’s New York City Shopping. Read Customer Reviews

Zabar's Holiday Menu

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Famous Smoked Fish
Zabar's Famous Smoked Fish
Zabar’s Nova Scotia salmon, kippered (baked) salmon, sable, boned and filleted whitefish Greek olives, plain and scallion cream cheese. Served with sliced bagels and pumpernickel bread. This platter comes with sliced tomatoes, onions and capers. Attractively decorated on ready to serve trays.
Small (Serves 10 People) $210 (with Sturgeon $225)
Medium (Serves 12 People) $240 (with Sturgeon $270)
Large (Serves 15 People) $295 (with Sturgeon $335)

zabars Nova Only
Zabar's Nova Only

Zabar’s Nova Scotia salmon, plain and scallion cream cheese on an attractively decorated ready to serve tray. Served with sliced bagels, pumpernickel bread, sliced tomatoes, onions and capers. Small (Serves 10 People) $160.00
Medium (Serves 12 People) $190.00
Large (Serves 15 People) $240.00

Zabars Whole Nova on a Board
Zabar's Whole Nova on a Board

An entire side of salmon expertly sliced and presented on a decorative wooden fish board. Garnished with lemon slices and served with sliced tomatoes, onions and capers. You will be charged a deposit of $25.00 for the board. You can keep the board (a $29.00 value) or return it to us for a full refund
Serves Approximately 20 People  $185.00

To serve with your Smoked Fish Platter:

Pickled Lox & Herring Sampler
Pickled Lox & Herring Sampler
A delicious assortment of Zabar’s world famous Pickled Lox in Cream Sauce with Onions, Herring in Cream Sauce with Onions, Matjes Herring in Wine Sauce and Schmaltz Herring in Oil. Decoratively arranged on a ready to serve platter.
Serves 10-15 People  $95.00

Tomato, Onion & Capers
An attractively arranged platter of freshly sliced tomatoes, sliced onions and capers.
Large (Serves 30 People)  $35.00


Zabars Breakfast Basket
Zabar's Breakfast Basket

An elegant and ready to serve basket of croissants, assorted fresh muffins and bagels. Served with Zabar’s preserves, cream cheese and sweet butter.
Small (Serves 10 People)  $75.00
Large (Serves 15 People)  $110.00

Zabars Continental Breakfast
Zabar's Continental Breakfast

An elegant and ready to serve basket of croissants, assorted fresh muffins and bagels. Served with Zabar's preserves, plain and scallion cream cheese, sweet butter, fresh orange juice and seasonal fruit salad.
Small (Serves 10 People)  $110.00
Large (Serves 15 People)  $145.00

Zabars New York Breakfast
Zabar's New York Breakfast

A complete breakfast. A platter of Zabar’s nova, plain and scallion cream cheese, a basket of butter and chocolate croissants, assorted fresh muffins, bagels, Zabar’s preserves and sweet butter. We also include a platter of sweets with rugelach, strudel, babka, crumbcake and fresh seasonal fruit salad.
Small (Serves 10 People)  $195.00
Large (Serves 15 People)  $255.00

Zabars Coffee to Go
Zabar's Coffee to Go

Enjoy this simple coffee service with one of our breakfasts. Our insulated container holds 10 cups of Zabar’s Blend or Gourmet Decaf. Service includes milk, sugar, hot cups and stirrers.
10 Cup Coffee Box  $25.00


Zabars Chef Selections
Zabar's Chef Selections

Mozzarella & Tomato with Pesto, Chicken with Roasted Peppers and Goat Cheese, Roast Beef and Gruyére with Horseradish Cream on Croissant, Fresh Roasted Turkey with Havarti and Honeycup Mustard. Accompanied by our homemade Israeli Salad.
Small (Serves 12 People)  $115.00
Large (Serves 24 People)  $225.00

Zabars Wrap Sandwiches
Zabar's Wrap Sandwiches

Hummus and Roasted Vegetables, Tuna Salad with Emmenthaler and Cornichons, Fresh Roasted Turkey with Havarti and Honey Cup Mustard and Roasted Chicken with Goat Cheese and Roasted Peppers. Accompanied by our homemade Israeli Salad.
Small (Serves 12 People)  $125.00
Large (Serves 24 People)  $245.00

Zabars Classic Sandwiches
Zabar's Classic Sandwiches

Your choice of any of Zabar’s deli meats, appetizing salads, or Nova on Zabar’s freshly baked breads, croissants or bagels. Presented on a beautifully decorated ready to serve platter.
Small (Serves 10 People)  $105.00
Medium (Serves 15 People)  $145.00
Large (Serves 20 People)  $180.00

Deli Meats

Zabars Deli Meat
Zabar's Deli Meat

Your choice of any three deli meats from the following: Roast Beef, Corned Beef, Pastrami, Brisket, Roast Turkey, Virginia Ham or Tongue. Platter includes Swiss Emmenthaler and Provolone and is beautifully presented on a ready to serve tray. Accompanied by potato salad, cole slaw, pickles, mustard, Russian dressing and an assortment of Zabar’s breads.
Small (Serves 10 People)  $160.00
Medium (Serves 12 People)  $195.00
Large (Serves 15 People)  $240.00


Zabars Green Salad

Fresh Mozzarella Salad
Zabar’s Greens
$60.00 each
Serves 6 as a Main Course
Serves 10 as a Side Dish

Choices Include: 
Green Salad 
Fresh mesclun greens, beautifully garnished with vegetables.

Fresh Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese
Fresh mesclun greens with honey roasted beets, soft goat cheese, honey roasted walnuts and dried cranberries.

Salmon Niçoise 
Fresh mesclun greens with poached salmon, French beans, Parisian potatoes, niçoise olives and grape tomatoes.

Fresh crisp romaine with stuffed grape leaves, feta cheese, roasted red peppers, cucumbers and olives.

Fresh Mozzarella and Sun Dried Tomatoes
Fresh mesclun greens with fresh bocconcini, sun-dried tomatoes and grape tomatoes.

Your choice of: Balsamic, Creamy Italian or Caesar Dressing.

A World of Flavors


A Mediterranean platter with baba ghannouj, hummus, Greek feta cheese, dolmakas, and olives. Accompanied by pita triangles. Large Platter also includes roasted red peppers.
Small (Serves 10)  $85.00
Large (Serves 20)  $160.00


An all American platter with egg salad, tuna salad, potato salad, cucumber salad, Israeli salad, and chicken salad. Accompanied by small assorted rolls. Large Platter also includes chopped liver.
Small (Serves 10)  $85.00
Large (Serves 20)  $160.00

Zabars Pate & Cheese Board
Zabar's Pate & Cheese Board

Our Pate & Cheese board features country style, truffled mousse and vegetable pâté with French Comte. Accompanied by roasted asparagus, cornichons, olives, baby corn, petit toasts and sliced French baguettes.
Serves 10 People  $100.00

Italian Antipasti Board
Italian Antipasti Board

Marinated artichokes and peppers, roasted asparagus, aged Parmesan cheese, bocconcini, prosciutto, sopressata, rosemary cotto ham and olives. Served with Italian breadsticks.
Serves 10  $125.00

French Charcuterie Board
French Charcuterie Board
Country and truffled mousse pâtés, saucisson (dried sausage), Brie and Le Cornilly cheeses. Accompanied by dried pears, fresh grapes, dried cranberries, cornichons, pistachio nuts, and olives. Served with petit toasts and sliced French baguettes.
Serves 10 $125.00

Tapas Board
Tapas Board

Manchego and cabrales cheeses, chorizo, Serrano ham, Spanish olives, artichokes and piquillo peppers. Accompanied by dried figs, smoked almonds and quince paste. Served with sliced French baguettes. 
Serves 10 $125.00

Artisanal Cheese Board
Artisanal Cheese Board

A sophisticated and elegant board featuring English Farmhouse Cheddar, Garrotxa, Ossau Iraty, Vermont Brie, Colston Basset Blue and Nevat. Accompanied by fig jam, fresh grapes, dried cranberries and semi-dried figs. Served with Carr’s water and whole wheat crackers and sliced French baguettes. Please note: All cheeses are subject to change based upon availability.
Serves 15  $145.00

Easy Entertaining

Zabars Poached Salmon
Zabar's Poached Salmon

Two salmon fillets, delicately poached in white wine (approx. 7 lbs). Beautifully presented on a handcrafted wooden fish board. Garnished with cucumber slices, lemon and capers. Accompanied by our homemade dill sauce. You will be charged a $25.00 deposit for the fish board. You may keep the board (a $29.00 value) or return for a full refund.
Serves Approximately 12 People  $150.00

Zabars Roast Turkey
Zabar's Roast Turkey

A whole roast turkey. Expertly sliced, reassembled, and garnished. Please note orders for Roast Turkey must be placed 48 hours in advance. *cooked weight.
Medium (14-16* Lbs) Serves 20  $145.00
Large (17-20* Lbs) Serves 25  $175.00

Zabars Roast Chicken
Zabar's Roast Chicken

Zabar’s classic rotisserie chicken, cut into eights and beautifully garnished on a ready to serve platter. Accompanied by two salads of your choice.
Small(Serves 10 People)  $90.00
Large(Serves 15 People)  $125.00

Zabars Shrimp Platter
Zabar's Shrimp Platter

Perfectly steamed shrimp beautifully arranged on a platter. Garnished with lemon and served with Zabar’s homemade cocktail sauce.
Small (Serves 15 People)  $115.00
Large (Serves 30 People)  $210.00

Zabars Hors DOeuvres
Zabar's Hors D'Oeuvres

An assortment of ready-to-heat hors d’oeuvres (heating instructions included). Selection may includes bites such as: Mushroom truffle risotto, asparagus mousse and creamy polenta, enchilada corn cups, Asian spring rolls and black bean empanadas.
Five Dozen  $85.00

Zabars Crudite Basket
Zabar's Crudite Basket

A colorful selection of beautifully arranged seasonal vegetables in a ready to serve basket. Accompanied by our homemade dip. A palette of color and freshness.
Small (Serves 15 People)  $85.00
Large (Serves 30 People)  $160.00

Zabars Cheese and Fruit
Zabar's Cheese & Fruit

Our colorful Cheese & Fruit platter features an international selection of cheeses such as St. Andre, French Brie, Gorgonzola Dulce, French Fournals, a French Goat Log, Swiss Gruyere, Italian Fontina, and Herbed Boursin. Garnished with fresh seasonal fruit and accompanied by a selection of imported crackers.
Small (Serves 10 People)  $95.00
Large (Serves 20 People)  $150.00

Zabars Bread Basket
Zabar's Bread Basket

A rustic cloth lined basket filled with an assortment of freshly baked and sliced breads and rolls.
Serves 25 People  $55.00

Perfect Endings

Zabars Dessert
Zabar's Dessert

A delicious assortment of Zabar’s homemade rugelach, crumb cakes, brownies and cookies. Beautifully garnished with fresh seasonal fruit.
Small (Serves 10 People)  $85.00
Large (Serves 15 People)  $115.00

Zabar's Rugelach
Zabar’s freshly baked cinnamon and chocolate rugelach and Erica’s apricot and raspberry rugelach. Beautifully garnished with fresh seasonal fruit.
Small (Serves 10 People)  $85.00
Large (Serves 15 People)  $115.00

Zabars Fruit Palette
Zabar's Fruit Palette

Sliced fresh seasonal fruit on a beautifully garnished platter.
Serves 20 People  $95.00

Zabar's Homemade Fruit Salad
A bowl of our homemade fruit salad.
Serves 10 People  $45.00

Paper Plates and Serving Utensils
We can send you paper plates, napkins, plastic forks, knives, spoons, hot cups for coffee and cold cups at an additional charge. Just tell us how many people you’re having and we’ll be happy to include them with your order. 

We can also send plastic serving utensils ($2.00 each).

On the Side
Zabars Catering Selection Small (serves 12)
(Approx 3 Lbs)
Large (serves 20)
(Approx 5 Lbs )

Baba Ghanouj
Baked Salmon Salad
Brussel Spruts
Chicken Salad
Chopped Liver
Cole Slaw
Cous Cous
Fresh Cottage Cheese
Cucumber Salad
Crabmeat Salad
Cream Cheese (Plain or Scallion)
Egg Salad
French String Beans
Garbanzo Bean Salad
Grilled Veggies
Potato Salad
Health Salad
Israeli Salad
Zabster Zalad
Marinated Bocconcini Salad
Marinated Spicy Bocconcini
Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato
Fresh Pot Cheese
Rice Pilaf
Rice Pudding
Shrimp Salad
Tapioca Pudding
Tortelini in Pesto
Tuna Salad
Vegetarian Chopped Liver
Whitefish Salad
Wild Rice



Zabar’s Mezzanine Housewares Can Make Entertaining Easy!

You can find all of this and more in our Mezzanine Housewares Department:
Farberware 36 Cup
Stainless Steel Coffee Urns
Embee Vacuum Hot Pots
Nissan Milk Thermos
Aluminum Roaster Pan (Set of Two)
Reusable Wire Chafing Dish Stand
Sterno (set of three)
Plastic Wine Glasses
Crystal Cut Plastic Champagne Glasses
A Full Line of Paper Goods
Paper Lace Doilies of All Sizes
and so much more.....

Zabar's Famous Picnics

Choose any of our picnics and we'll pack it in our signature mini canvas bag (all picnics include cutlery and a napkin.)

Zabars Sandwich Picnic
Zabar's Sandwich Picnic

Your choice of a Zabar’s sandwich, a side salad*, soda or water, an apple and a brownie.
$21.98 per person
Choice of Sandwiches:
Sliced Chicken with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on Health Bread
Chicken Salad
Ham & Cheese
Grilled Veggies
Tomato and Mozzarella on Ficelle
Tuna or Egg Salad on Health or Ciabatta
Fresh Roasted Turkey with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise

Bagel and Nova Picnic
Nova Scotia Salmon with cream cheese on a bagel or pumpernickel bread; a half pint of fresh squeezed orange juice, water or soda; an apple and mini black and white cookies.
$21.98 per person

Zabar's Salad Picnic
A Zabar’s salad, a French roll, a soda or water, an apple and a brownie.
$21.98 per person
Choice of Salads:
Chef Salad
Grilled Salmon Salad
Tuna Salad
Ceasar Salad
Chicken Ceasar Salad

Roast Chicken Picnic
A quarter roast chicken or a rotisserie cornish hen, a side salad*, a French roll, a water or a soda, an apple and a brownie.
$21.98 per person

A Riverbank Picnic
A Riverbank Picnic

An assortment of Zabar’s cheese (brie and goat cheese), a French roll, dried fruits and nuts, an apple, a water or a soda and a chocolate croissant.
$21.98 per person

* Your Choice of Side Salads:
Cole Slaw
Cucumber Salad
Health Salad
Pasta with Pesto
Potato Salad
Israeli Salad

Ordering Information

Our Catering Department brings you all the specialties that have made Zabar’s the world famous landmark that it is. We were Voted “Most Popular” Independent Store by Zagat’s New York City Shopping

Our Platters, Salads, Appetizers, Entrees and Side Dishes are skillfully prepared and beautifully decorated by our Caterers and Chefs. 

Please call us at 212.787.2000 to learn more about our Catering and to place your Catering Order. 

Download our Catering Order Form.

Our Catering Department is available
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm.
We can arrange prompt, scheduled delivery anywhere in the Metro New York City area at an additional charge.
Delivery in Manhattan (below 100th Street)
Monday- Friday is $25.00 on orders of 5 pieces or less.
Saturday - Sunday delivery in Manhattan is $35.00.
Please call to confirm delivery charges to other areas.
Please place your orders 48 hours in advance.

We are not responsible for typographical errors.
All Prices are subject to change without notice
Zabar’s reserved the right to make substitutions based upon availability.

Reheating Instructions

Here's some helpful information for reheating your Zabar's Ham, Turkey, and other catering items.  

These Warming Instructions are Approximate - Home Oven Temperatures Vary. 

Whole Roast Turkey -Remove turkey from refrigeration about an hour before placing in oven.Do not remove from oven proof bag. Place turkey in a preheated oven at 350°. Heat approximately 8 minutes per lb. Be assured that the turkey is fully cooked even if there is pink in some parts. It is not necessary to serve very hot. DO NOT OVERHEAT. 

Roast Duck - Preheat oven to 300°. Place duck in roasting pan and cover with aluminum foil and heat for 35 minutes. DO NOT OVERHEAT.

Cornish Hens - Preheat oven to 300°. Place in pan and heat, covered with aluminum for 20 minutes.

Rotisserie Chicken - Preheat oven to 300°. Place in pan and heat, covered with aluminum for 25 minutes. 

Country Ham - Zabar's Method (Or Follow Instructions on Ham) - Preheat oven to 300°. Remove bag. It is not necessary to serve ham very hot. Bake approximately 8 minutes per pound. Ham is fully cooked – DO NOT OVERHEAT.

Spiral Ham - Remove aluminum wrap, remove from bag and cover with aluminum. Preheat oven to 250°. Warm for approximately 1 hour. For Glaze - follow directions on packet. Ham is fully cooked - DO NOT OVERHEAT.

Sliced Brisket - Preheat oven to 250°. Transfer brisket into an ovenproof dish. Cover brisket completely with gravy (1 qt. of gravy for 2-lbs of brisket). Cover the entire dish with aluminum foil and heat in oven for approximately 30 minutes. Brisket is fully cooked. DO NOT OVERHEAT.

Stuffing & Souffles - are fully cooked. Remove lid, leave in aluminum tray and cover with aluminum foil. Bake in a preheated 300° oven for 10-15 minutes covered - and bake an additional 10-15 minutes uncovered. DO NOT OVERHEAT.

(Metal containers are oven safe only - Plastic containers are microwavable only)