Our Story

Edith’s got its start as a pandemic pop-up over the spring of 2020, at Paulie Gee’s Pizzeria in Greenpoint, NY. But the seeds of inspiration behind Edith’s – and the mission that fuels it today – has been brewing for generations.
Edith, the great-aunt of Edith’s founder, Elyssa, ran a Brooklyn deli back in the 50s. Elyssa combed through her age-old recipes and dug deep into hundreds of years of global Jewish cuisine for further inspiration.

The Mission

To search far and wide. Across centuries, continents and cultures. To rediscover and reimagine flavors from the past and use them to build the next generation of comfort food.

Edith’s Pop-Up garnered wide-spread praise, daily sell outs, and lines literally snaked around the block, providing comfort and relief to a community during a difficult time.

In Spring 2021, the first standalone brick & mortar store was born nearby in Williamsburg: Edith’s Sandwich Counter.

Open daily for breakfast and lunch, the Sandwich Counter became an instant hit, creating popular and viral hits – such as The BEC&L Sandwich (which The New York Times named as ‘One Of The Sandwiches That Defines New York City’, calling it ‘the platonic ideal of hangover food, with an added latke layer… the bagel chewy, eggs impossibly fluffy, the latke doing that crunchy-outside, creamy-inside thing that will cure what ails you’) and The Iced Cafe Slushie (which the Food & Wine Magazine described as a ‘super refreshing, Brooklyn-viral slushie of tahini, oat milk, and cold brew’ and ‘the best thing I drank this year, just like it was last year.

The most exciting part of the story is that Edith’s is only getting started…