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UPDATED: Kosher Food Truck Coming to Austin, TX: Joebob’s BBQ

UPDATED: This is officially opened of Jan 29th. After months and months of preparing, a new kosher truck (trailer really) is being added to the limited Kosher scene in Austin, TX: Joebob’s BBQ. The truck has just received their permits from the City of Austin, and will be kashering the truck in the coming weeks. […]

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Dr. Laffa is now Famous Laffa Kosher (Toronto)

According to Toronto’s COR (kosher agency): Dr. Laffa was acquired by a restaurant franchise called “Famous Laffa”. Non-kosher locations will be separately owned and called “Famous Laffa” and kosher locations will be called “Famous Laffa Kosher” as is done with other similar franchises (i.e. “Subway” and “Kosher Subway”). The branding and colour scheme for the […]

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Famous Pita in Brooklyn, Shut Down by DOH

Having grown up on Famous Pita shwarma and hummus as a kid, I was dismayed to read that the long standing popular shwarma and falafel joint was operating with an expired food service establishment permit (since June 2014) and thus shut down by NYC’s Dept of Health (DOH), as reported by DitmasParkCorner.com. The DOH said that once the permit […]

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Aroma Espresso Bar Opening Kosher Cafe in Toronto

According to the COR (Toronto’s Kosher certification agency) the popular Israeli cafe will be opening a kosher branch in Toronto. Who is excited for the new COR certified kosher #Aroma coming soon… A photo posted by CORKosher (@cor_kosher) on Jan 5, 2015 at 8:38am PST The cafe will be located off the corner of Bathurst […]

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“Jalaví” is now “Brooklyn Pizza” in Punta Del Este, Uruguay

The main kosher restaurant serving the Jewish community each summer in the Uruguayan resort town of Punta del Este (known locally as Punta) has recently changed its name to “Brooklyn Pizza” from “Jalaví”. We visited Punta earlier this year (read more here) and enjoyed our experience, as well as the food at Jalaví which is run by […]

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“Petite Shell”: Rugelach Cafe Opening on UES in NYC

Finally, a kosher eatery dedicated to rugelach. Petite Shell is a new kosher cafe opening on January 14th on New York’s Upper East Side that is reinventing the rugelach experience alongside the perfect cup of joe. The rugelach (or as they are calling them “petite shells”) will be entirely handmade, and will feature creative flavors such […]

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New Kosher Restaurant in Miami Beach: Florida Grill

Florida Grill opened this past Wednesday as the newest kosher restaurant in Miami Beach. The restaurant is located inside the Days Inn hotel on Collins Ave. Florida Grill is replacing the former kosher restaurant at the hotel: Europa Restaurant and Grille Miami (Florida Grill is under a new ownership).  According to Kosher Miami (the Vaad Hakshrus of Miami-Dade) […]

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Tokyo’s New Kosher Restaurant Opening to the Public

Japan’s SECOND kosher restaurant, Chana’s Place, is set to open to the public next month. While we reported about this new restaurant back in May, it seems that they’ve only recently opened, and by appointment only, until the public unveiling in January. The restaurant is located inside the Beit Chabad in the Takanawa neighborhood in central Tokyo (map below). The […]

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New Kosher Restaurant in the 5Towns: Pita Place

What was formerly “Noodles”, next door to Pizzalé on Central Ave in Cedarhurst, comes another descriptive restaurant: Pita Place. The shwarma joint opened earlier this week and offers an array of Middle Eastern / Israeli foods including schnitzel, grilled chicken, multiple kabobs, falafel, and mix grill. All dishes come with a free salad bar (not […]

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Pop-Up Hassid + Hipster Dinner in Miami During Yeshivah Week

H/T GreatKosherRestaurants The once a week kosher pop-up, Hassid + Hipster, will be having a restaurant pop-up dinner experience on an exclusive downtown Miami rooftop, over looking the famous Miami skyline on Wednesday night, January 21st. Here is the link for reservations, for private tables or communal seating. Including fees, communal seats are ~$149 and private […]

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New Kosher Restaurant Now Open in Las Vegas: Genesis Restaurant

Adding to the robust kosher restaurant scene in Las Vegas, there’s a new meat restaurant, Genesis Restaurant (also using the name Bereshit/בראשית in Hebrew on its awning), dubbing itself a Glatt Kosher Grill & Chinese restaurant. Opening earlier this week, the restaurant will be open until 3am, making it the only kosher restaurant in town serving kosher […]

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New Kosher Restaurant Now Open in Minneapolis: Prime Deli

The Minneapolis Jewish community saw the launch of a new kosher restaurant in the suburb of St. Louis Park earlier this week: Prime Deli & Restaurant. This is only the second kosher restaurant in town (the first opened in early 2013: Vitali’s Café), and the only kosher meat restaurant.  The restaurant is deli / steakhouse […]

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New Kosher Food Truck in NYC: Shuka Truck

Shuka Truck is a kosher shakshuka food truck that has just launched in NYC. The truck will be based mainly in midtown Manhattan, but to get precise daily location info, they can be followed on Twitter here: @ShukaNYC. The Shuka Truck is under the kosher supervision of Rabbi Sholtiel Lebovic (Go Kosher) of Brooklyn. In […]

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Hummus 21 in NYC: Not Glatt Kosher

We’ve received a lot of questions about the new “kosher” Midtown East restaurant, Hummus 21, which despite its name, is a nice sit down meat restaurant with waiter service, but unfortunately does not have a mashgiach temidi and is open on Shabbat. In a long conversation with the owner, they fully acknowledge that there is […]

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Montreál’s Cafe Dizengoff No Longer Kosher

A notice by the Montreal Kosher (MK) kashrut agency yesterday stated that Cafe Dizengoff is no longer under their hashgacha. MK is the main kashrut agency of Montreal, so it seems that this restaurant is no longer kosher.

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New Kosher Hotel Now Open in Thailand

In the Thai beach resort town of Pattaya (about 90 minutes south of Bangkok’s airport), luxury property developer Tulip Group has announced the opening of a new property in conjunction with Centara Hotels & Resorts under the boutique brand Centra. Centra Avenue Hotel Pattaya is centrally located behind Pattaya Second Road, close to the Avenue shopping complex, […]

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House of Cupcakes (NJ) is No Longer Kosher

Although we reported only a few months ago that 2 NJ based House of Cupcakes branches (Wayne & Clifton) were kosher, we were just notified that both locations are no longer kosher. Perhaps it wasn’t profitable? Who knows, but be aware that this is no longer a kosher establishment.   H/T Hindy Garfinkel

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Prime & Wine Kosher Steakhouse Coming to Midtown East / NoMad, NYC

A new kosher steakhouse will be opening in the NoMad section of midtown Manhattan, Prime & Wine Kosher Steakhouse. The area is currently void of any kosher meat restaurants but is near a few vegetarian kosher Indian restaurants along Lexington Ave. Not much detail is known yet about the owners (although it is not the […]

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Pizza Da Solo & Prime Burger to Moving to Brooklyn

The Prime Hospitality Group has purchased and is already working on a building on the corner of East 12th & Ave J in Brooklyn. The 2 story restaurant is being converted into 2 kosher restaurants, one dairy and one meat. DAIRY: The dairy restaurant will be a combined Pizza da Solo & Shake Factory. Shake Factory […]

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CLOSED: Lorelli’s in Midtown NYC

Yesterday was the last day open for the relatively new midtown restaurant according to a sign on the door found today. The owners of the restaurant (same as Schnitzel Express next door) did not give diners a heads up or rationale. It is safe to assume that they weren’t as successful as they needed to […]

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Grill On Wheels Kosher Food Truck Ceases Operations in NYC

Earlier today, via their Facebook page, the kosher food truck Grill On Wheels called it quits, ending their short run (1.5 years) serving mediocre kosher food in NYC. The truck typically camped out in Midtown on W46th st. down the block from Moshe’s Falafel, which has been there for years. Kosher business owners learn pretty quickly […]

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Only Kosher Restaurant in Luxembourg, Opened This Year

Nearly 6 months old (yet new to us), Brasserie Montefiore (known locally as “Montefiore Sul Palco”) is a French style beautiful restaurant located in the heart of the historic and commercial center of Luxembourg. The high-end restaurant attempts to adhere to the mantra of serving “organic & natural, refined, fresh cuisine.” The restaurant’s partnership with the […]

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Kosher Sushi Restaurant Now Open @ Stamford Plaza Hotel

“Soosh” is a new Kosher sushi restaurant inside the Stamford Plaza Hotel in Stamford, CT that is currently open under their “soft launch” period as of this week. The restaurant is actually located on the premises of two adjoining hotels: the newly renovated Stamford Plaza Hotel and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Parking in the […]

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Rami’s Food Truck in Brookline, MA Suffers Fire

UPDATE: Rami’s Food Truck suffered a mechanical fire after being open for merely two days. The truck is expected to be refurbished and back on the road within a year. Source: Bostonglobe.com As we reported back in August, Rami’s of Brookline, MA launched a kosher food truck serving an abbreviated version of the restaurant’s Glatt […]

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“Herbert Samuel” to Open Kosher Branch & Boutique Hotel in Jerusalem

Chef Jonathan Roshfeld, the owner of the high-end restaurant, Herbert Samuel, with locations in Herzilya (kosher) and Tel Aviv (not kosher), is now in process of launching a new restaurant and boutique hotel in Jerusalem. Herbert Samuel Jerusalem has set an opening date for June of 2015. The restaurant is named after Sir Herbert Samuel, a historical figure in Israeli […]

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Odradeks Coffee Bar Now Open in Brooklyn

As we reported back in April, the great but under-the-radar kosher coffee shop in Kew Gardens, Queens, Odradeks, has opened its second cafe in Midwood, Brooklyn. The new location is situation right next to the subway trussles on Ave J, appropriately next to the Yeshiva of Flatbush & Touro College, guaranteeing an influx of students […]

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Lamed Vav Officially Opening in Great Neck, NY

Open for a few weeks now during their soft launch period, new Great Neck steakhouse, Lamed Vav, is officially launching their grand opening on Monday (Nov 3), offering free drinks & hors d’ouevres, live music, and a wine tasting from 5-8pm. Everything else will be 10% off. Additionally, Lamed Vav plans on offering a special […]

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Gino’s East to Open Kosher Branch in Wicker Park (Chicago) in 2015

A new complex is in process of being built in the Wicker Park section of Chicago, and the local Chabad has secured the ground floor storefront which will be a kosher version of the popular Gino’s East (non-kosher) pizzeria to be named “Gino’s East Vegetarian”. The building and store will likely not be ready to […]

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Hassid+Hipster is Running a Weekly Pop-up in Downtown Miami

The popular kosher Brooklyn pop-up, Hassid+Hipster has set up shop in Miami over the last few months, not Miami Beach but in downtown Miami — right near Brickell Key (and not too far from Bayside shopping and the American Airlines Arena) at a local downtown shul, offering a once a week dish/sandwich to diners every […]

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Brooklyn on Rye, New Kosher Deli, Open in Brooklyn, NY

Although sushi appears to be a kosher favorite, Yaron Harazi decided to experiment and shy away from the usually popular foods. Instead of opening up a pizza store with sushi, or a Syrian restaurant with sushi (yes, we are being sarcastic) he tested out the waters and opened up a sandwich shop in the heart of the […]

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Great Neck Bar/Restaurant Becoming Kosher

Sip City is a local Great Neck, NY bar and grill that is changing its kitchen and menu to strictly kosher fare. While the bar was busy, no one was ordering food at the restaurant due to the growth of the kosher observant community in the area. To turn business around, the bar’s owners are […]

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Bravo Kosher Burgers Now Open in Downtown Manhattan

Photo Credit: Nathaniel Fintz The owners of Bravo Kosher Pizza have opened a brand new Glatt Kosher meat eatery next door to its downtown location, Bravo Kosher Burger & Deli. (Although the sign out front says “Bravo Kosher Burgers”) The restaurant will serve burgers, deli & chicken sandwiches, omelets, fried chicken, as well as sliced meat […]

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Newly Kosher in Long Island: Surf Room Restaurant @ the Long Beach Hotel

On Sept 30th, the Long Beach Hotel opened the Surf Room Restaurant, a high-end Glatt Kosher restaurant with a menu offering steak, lamb kebobs, Bronzino, as well as a slew of Mediterranean inspired dishes. The restaurant also has a large selection of kosher wines and an array of specialty drinks. Click here to view the […]

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Kosher Delight Closes Last Location on Ave J in Brooklyn; Opening New Restaurant

After 35+ years in its location on Ave J, and 3 other locations in Brooklyn & Manhattan, the last of Kosher Delight’s locations has finally closed. UPDATE (Oct 20): Kosher Delight’s owners will be opening a smaller restaurant in Flatbush, Brooklyn which will supposedly have healthier options (including veggie/vegan options) to match the community’s changing […]

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Sushi Metsuyan in 5 Towns Closed (for Renovations?)

UPDATE: We have been informed that this Sushi Metsuyan branch has been closed for good. Last week I took my wife to Sushi Metsuyan in Cedarhurst for dinner for the first time in many years (we had been turned off by their level of service). We decided to give them another chance, but realized things […]

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New Chabad in Jamaica Offering Travelers Kosher & Shabbat Options

Jamaica is the latest of 9 Caribbean islands to now have a Chabad presence! Although most of Jamaica’s native Jews live in or near Kingston, Rabbi Yaakov & Mushkee Raskin chose to establish their home in Montego Bay, where most of the resorts and tourists are. Montego Bay was recently connected to Kingston with a new highway, cutting […]

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Kosher Stand Open Again For Eagles Games at Lincoln Financial Field in Philly

We reported a few months ago that the previous kosher stand at “the Linc” was not in service during the preseason and early parts of the regular NFL season. Now, Kosher hot dogs and sausages are available at Lincoln Financial Field at Section 114. This stand is now being run by the Chabad of Bucks […]

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New in Miami Beach: Bagel Time Cafe

Bagel Time Cafe’s official grand opening was yesterday in Miami Beach, Florida. It is an updated version of Bagel Time, which was located previously in same location, with a fresh new menu and new ownership. They offer salads, wraps, soups, bagels, muffins, smoothies and more. Their website will be coming soon to www.bageltimemiami.com  Bagel Time Cafe is under […]

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Benny’s Brick Oven Pizza Open in 5 Towns

Benny’s Brick Oven Pizza, originally from Midwood Brooklyn with locations on both Ave M & Ave J, has opened a location in Cedarhurst, replacing Shula’s pizza across the street from HAFTR High School on Central Ave. While the restaurant is officially only open during their “soft launch”, their full launch will be after the holidays. […]

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Cooked in 90 Seconds Pizza Opening in Los Angeles , CA

Our mouths are watering! The manager of Pizza Da Solo, Laurent Masliah, will be opening a similar style cafe in Los Angeles after the chagim called Cooked in 90 Seconds, located next door to MexiKosher on Pico Boulevard. Cooked in 90 Seconds will serve 10″ inch thin crust pizza with fresh homemade mozzarella, cooked in a wood-burning oven […]

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Kosher Café Concept Wins Bid to Replace Shalom Chai on Lower East Side (NY)

Currently, no kosher restaurants exist in the once kosher-rich Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. Shalom Chai pizza closed in June and Noah’s Ark deli closed last year. The local board received bids from 4 potential restauranteurs, including one kosher cafe submitted by Jewish businessman, Nathan Sklar, according to TheLoDownNY.com. Sklar’s bid won, bringing back […]

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Russ & Daughters Opening Kosher Cafe in the Jewish Museum (NYC)

Russ & Daughters, an iconic (non kosher) cafe with 2 locations in the Lower East Side, will be opening up their first kosher establishment inside the Jewish Museum on the Upper East Side in Manhattan in early 2015 (museum admission will not be required to dine there.) We realized that it’s the perfect new home,” […]

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Kosher Experience Moving from Teaneck to Clifton, NJ

The Kosher Experience, a meat restaurant that’s been in Teaneck for 11 years, closed its doors on the 27th of August 2014 and has relocated to Clifton, New Jersey where they will have both dairy and meat kitchens. The Kosher Experience had a mix of menu items in Teaneck, ranging from burgers to Chinese food to […]

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Kosher Cinnabon Reopening at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise, FL

Who can resist a fresh cinnamon bun right out of the oven? How many times have you walked past a Cinnabon in the food court of your local mall and drooled from the smell wafting out of the kiosk? Well, Floridians, aside from your warm weather in the winter, you now have another thing going for […]

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ALL Kosher Dunkin’ Donuts Locations in the U.S. [Updated]

This is the 2014 version of the Kosher Dunkin Donuts list.   Kosher Dunkin Donuts locations:   FLORIDA 341 West 41st Street, Miami Beach, FL 3951 Sterling Rd., Hollywood, FL ILLINOIS 3132 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL 3900 West Dempster Street, Skokie, IL‎ The Dunkin Donuts at Terminal 3 in O’Hare airport that previously came […]

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“Artisanal Burger Lab” Coming to Crown Heights, Brooklyn: Boeuf & Bun

Boeuf & Bun, a new self-proclaimed “artisanal burger lab”, will be opening in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in late-October after the holidays. In a long conversation with the restaurant’s Australian owner, Tzemach Woolstone, we learned that the restaurant will seat 40-50 patrons, have waiter service and an array of high-end gourmet burger options, but will not […]

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New Kosher Dunkin Donuts in Hollywood, FL

As reported by the Miami Herald, the Dunkin Donuts that recently opened on Stirling Road in Hollywood, FL is kosher! In order to be certified kosher, they have replaced all the usual ham, bacon, and sausage made from pork with vegetarian bacon and sausage to use in their breakfast sandwiches. The franchise is owned by Broward […]

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Amsterdam Burger Co. to Open in 5 Towns, NY

The popular classy burger joint owned by Mike Gershkovich (of Mike’s Bistro), Amsterdam Burger Company on the Upper West Side, is set to open in Cedarhurst by early 2015. Very exciting news for 5 Towners.  Burgers Bar closed a couple years ago and was replaced by “Burgers” which has not been popular (at least with […]

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Meat Point: New Kosher Steakhouse in Dallas, TX

Meat Point, owned by Yehuda Alali, is the newest edition to the Dallas kosher scene, located in the space that formerly belonged to Natalie’s Kitchen and Market. Along with their sushi menu, Meat Point also serves grilled salmon, lamb chops, rib eye steak, Italian pastas, Asian stir fry, and the classic Israeli schnitzel, falafel and pargiot. Another cool […]

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Cafe Forty One: New Kosher Cafe in Vancouver, BC

Chabad of Vancouver has opened a new charming cafe/coffee shop in the lobby of the main Chabad House on 41st Ave and Oak Street called Cafe Forty One.    Cafe Forty One has gourmet coffee from a local coffee bean roaster and fresh baked pastries each day. They also have a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu that includes salads, […]

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