Great-grandfather Louis would wake his young kids up at 3 in the morning to start the workday by saying, “GET UP! The day is half over!” In the early 1910s and ’20s, many children did not finish much more school than grade school because they had to work. The Shapiro children of the second generation were lucky enough to get to attend school but also had a full work load in their grocery business as well.
Owned and operated by one family for more than 110 years, Shapiro’s kosher-style Delicatessen is an Indianapolis institution. Famous for our piled-high sandwiches, our meats (corned beef, pastrami, brisket) are still slow-cooked in-store. Our homemade dishes like macaroni and cheese and matzo ball soup are second to none! Shapiro’s incredible cheesecakes, delicious rye bread, NY-style bagels and delectable desserts keep Indianapolis residents and visitors coming back for more! Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily.