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Historic Schwartz’s Bakery Is Opening a Kosher Barbecue Joint in Pico-Robertson

Plus, former Dodger Andre Ethier gives back, and celebrity hangout Giorgio Baldi gets an inside look

Schwartz’s Deli in Pico-Robertson neighborhood in Los Angeles, California.
Schwartz’s Deli
Schwartz’s Deli
Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

The family-operated Schwartz Bakery on Pico-Robertson is as Los Angeles as it gets. Operating since 1954, Schwartz now has five locations throughout Los Angeles, plus a forthcoming addition confirmed on Pico near Robertson. It’s a new venture is called Schwartz’s Deli & BBQ, reports Toddrickallen.

Because Schwartz keeps kosher, the barbecue element will follow the same guidelines less than 250 feet away from the Schwartz location on 8856 W. Pico. The historic bakery is owned by the Sibony family, who purchased the bakery from the Schwartz family in 1979.

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