Zytynsky’s Deli: Charming Ukrainian grocer & sandwich shop
3350 Rue Beaubien Est Montréal H1X 1G5
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Owner(s) Angel Zytynsky
- Opened 1985
- Accepts mastercard, visa, cash, debit
- 4 Seats
- Offers catering
- Is accessible
- Grocery Counter
In 1922, the first Zytynsky’s Deli opened in the Point St. Charles neighbourhood of Montreal. It was the grandfather of the current owner of Zytynsky’s Deli on Beaubien Street, a recent immigrant from Ukraine, who took the initiative to open one of the first Eastern European food stores in the city.
A family story
All generations of Zytynsky are involved in the family business. While Angel Zytynsky’s grandfather, father and brother have long run the now-defunct Point St. Charles business, she has been at the helm of the new grocery store on Beaubien since it opened in 1985. “I had just lost my job and my father decided that we would open Zytynsky’s Deli on Beaubien Street East. I’ve been running the operation here since it opened. It’s my own little baby,” says Angel Zytynsky, the friendly and engaging owner of the deli.
Eastern European products
You’ll find many Eastern European treasures at Zytynsky’s Deli – pirojkis, charcuterie, pickles, preserves, jams, sweets, strudel, cheesecakes and more.
“We have customers who come from all over the city to get great products. We even regularly do orders for individuals from out of province and out of the country,” says Angel.
While all of the products sold at Zytynsky’s Deli are very interesting, it’s the deli that turns the heads of the majority of customers who visit the business.
A sandwich counter and catering service
Zytynsky’s Deli makes delectable sandwiches. Lovingly crafted by the lovely Angel, they are comforting and full of charcuterie.
The establishment also offers “catering trays” for special events. You’ll have a choice of vegetable, cheese, meat and/or sandwich cabarets.
Written by Gabriel Belzile
Photography by Alison Slattery