Jerry & Harvey’s Noshery

Jerry & Harvey’s Noshery
Marlboro Plaza Shopping Center
96 Route 9
Englishtown, NJ 07726
(732) 972-1122

If you’re craving a pastrami on rye, a schmear on your bagel or a matzoh ball in your soup, does Fred Merkin have the deli for you! Fred, owner of Jerry & Harvey’s Noshery, enjoyed the comforting aroma of juicy brisket slowly cooking in the oven so much he dreamed of owning his own delicatessen one day.

After graduating from the prestigious culinary arts school at Johnson and Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island, he was a chef for ten years. When his kids were young, he left the food business. “Chefs work nights, weekends and holidays,” Fred explains. “I wanted to raise my children.” After his youngest son graduated college, his dream of owning a Jewish style deli was realized when he took over the 34-year-old Jerry & Harvey’s a little over a year ago.

“Delivered fresh twice a week right out of Brooklyn is our smoked fishes that are second to none,” Fred exclaims proudly. At Jerry & Harvey’s, nova, whitefish, sable, and kippered salmon are staples. Other patronpleasing foods are knishes, corned beef, pastrami, brisket, and let’s not forget,” says Fred, “good old-fashioned Hebrew National hot dogs.”

Some restaurant secrets Fred is willing to divulge include going through 800 pounds of pickles a week; Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda is really a celery-flavored soft drink; and there are no eggs or cream in old-fashioned Brooklyn egg creams. As for the most important consideration when ordering a black and white cookie for dessert – which side to eat first – Fred says fondly

“I like the white part.”

Jerry & Harvey’s also has a full catering service. They provide food for proms, graduations, summer barbecues, shiva calls, and other special events. Fred’s motto is “you name it, we cater it.” Being known for delicious smoked fish, chopped liver, stuffed cabbage, and corned beef means every Sunday morning people flock to Jerry & Harvey’s from all over the area to stock up on mouth-watering delicacies.

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16 May 2017