In 2000, with the help of close friend and business partner Andrew Wash, Hershel’s nephew, Stephen Safern, opened the deli in 2000 to honor his uncle’s legacy and Eastern European heritage. At Hershel’s East Side Deli, Safern and his team serve up a full assortment of Jewish deli classics, including matzo ball and chicken noodle soup, latkes, kugel, hot dogs, potato knishes, bagels with lox, New York–style cheesecake, and, of course, hot deli sandwiches stuffed with homemade corned beef, pastrami, or brisket. Their food is made from scratch daily, the meat is carved to order, and the staff are happy to honor special requests—“just how Uncle Hirsh would have wanted it done.”
Hershel's East Side Deli is a deli stand located on Arch Street in Philadelphia. Some of the products they carry include soups, sandwiches, salads, hotdogs, and beverages. Hershel's East Side Deli has been doing business since 2000 and was initially founded in Philadelphia.