Food writers' quest for the best rye bread in America ends at Zingerman's
The Sterns praise Jewish rye bread from Orwasher's Bakery on the Upper East Side of New York, then compliment loaves from Shapiro's Delicatessen in Indianapolis and have good things to say about bread they found in Chicago and on the West Coast.
Finally, they come to Ann Arbor: "But America's very best deli rye? No contest. We found it in Ann Arbor, Michigan, when we noticed that the bread that Zingerman's Deli used to construct our Diana's Different Drummer sandwich (brisket, Russian dressing, coleslaw, and horseradish) was sensational."