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“Kosher Carne”: Latin American Food Truck Hitting SXSW 2015

This year #openShabbat is partnering with JNF to run their annual Shabbat event at SXSW in Austin, TX, but also to run the Kosher Carne, a Latin food truck, featuring celebrity chef Deborah Benaim.   The kosher truck, a first for SXSW, will feature South American inspired classics including kosher arepas, yucca fries, and guasacaca.The Kosher Carne truck will be stationed […]

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SAD: Mason & Mug Has Closed

It was around for 15 months. It was popular. It was unique. And now it’s gone. The quaint kosher bar on Washington Ave in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn has closed its doors for good. They posted a goodbye letter to their Facebook page today. Co-owner Sasha Chack explained to YeahThatsKosher privately that he and co-owner Chef Itta […]

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BREAKING: Select L.I. 7-Elevens Now Carrying Kosher Meals

  New in any 7-Eleven market, fresh Kosher ‘grab-n-go’ items are now available for purchase at 3 south shore Long Island 7-Eleven stores. The 3 locations include 2 in the 5 Towns, and 1 in Oceanside (scroll down for map of locations). The meals are made fresh daily and delivered very early each morning, 6 days […]

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New Kosher Restaurant Launched in Winnipeg, MB

Last month saw the opening of  as Winnipeg’s only gourmet kosher restaurant. With the nearest major Jewish community in , 7 hours away, Winnipeg’s Jewish community was surely in need of something new that can also attract non-Jews to keep the business afloat. Last month saw the opening of BerMax Caffé + Bistro as Winnipeg’s only […]

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First Ever Charedi Bar Opens in Yerushalayim

For those of you who like to shop and hang out in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Geulah, you are in for a different experience as modern nightlife has reached the yeshiva world. After converting from a restaurant to bar, “Kretshme”, the first ever Charedi bar, has opened. The bar is open every day until Midnight […]

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CLOSING: “Cinnamon Snail” Kosher Vegan Food Truck in NYC

Cinnamon Snail, a kosher vegan food truck, announced last week on their Facebook page (scroll down for post) that they will be ending its run at the end of February after 5 years of serving kosher & vegan diners in Manhattan and the surrounding areas. According to that post, they were not able to secure an […]

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Jewish Center & Kosher Restaurant Opening in Cyprus

The Jewish community in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus has plans to build a new Jewish Educational Cultural Center in Larnaca, Cyprus, run by the local Chabad (opened in 2003), which will include many services that will also benefit Jewish travelers to Cyprus including a mikvah, a shul, and a kosher restaurant. In addition to […]

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NO LONGER KOSHER: Thai Treat in N. Miami

Thai Treat in North Miami has been serving the Kosher community since 2001. Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 will be the last day it serves Kosher food in its restaurant. It was the first Thai Kosher restaurant in Florida offering authentic Thai & Japanese cuisine. Thai Treat was recently closed due to health code violations, finding […]

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London’s “1701” has Closed; Seeking New Location

Over the last two years, 1701 has been listed in the Great Britain & Ireland Michelin Guides, but nonetheless it has just announced on its website this past Tuesday (see image) that it has closed up shop inside the Bevis Marks synagogue. On the bright side, the restaurant appears to be seeking another location to reopen […]

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Parisian Kosher Restaurant, Le Cadre, Reopening in Ra’anana, Israel

CORRECTION: Le Cadre in Paris still exists and is Kosher, just has new ownership. The original owners are opening a similar restaurant in Ra’anana. Le Cadre was a well established kosher restaurant in Paris’s suburb Port de Vincennes, down the block from the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket that was attacked last month by Islamist terrorists. […]

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UPDATE on “Holy Rollers” Sausage Cart Location (NYC)

It seems that the Halal street cart vendors are bullying the Holy Rollers cart into moving. The cart was forced to move from their original 48th & 6th location to the corner near B&H Photo on 9th Ave & W35th St. Seems like Holy Rollers #Kosher Sausage cart is getting bumped from their 48th & […]

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“Holy Rollers” — New Kosher Sausage Cart in NYC Launches Today

UPDATE: Scroll down for updated pricing. UPDATE: Click here for our quick (and early) review of Holy Rollers sausages UPDATE: They have been blocked from their intended location near the Diamond District. Check their posts on their Facebook page for updated location info. There’s a new kosher sausage cart launching in midtown Manhattan today — […]

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“Ditmas LA” Owners Bringing “Bedford Kitchen” to NYC

The owner/chef of the relatively new, beautiful, and successful kosher restaurant in Los Angeles, Ditmas Kitchen & Cocktails (which we wrote about this past fall), is opening a similar style restaurant in Queens, NY named Bedford Kitchen & Wine Bar. The restaurant in LA is known to serve innovative, unique, and modern cuisine and will be […]

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New Kosher Shwarma Joint Opening in West Hempstead, NY: Oma’s Grill

Opening in the heart of the Jewish community in West Hempstead, Long Island, Oma’s Grill is a welcome addition to the small kosher scene in town. In a conversation with the owner, we were informed that the restaurant is seeking an end of February opening date. [This post will be updated with the official opening […]

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New Kosher Dairy Restaurant in DC: Silver Crust

Replacing the previous kosher restaurant inside the DCJCC (Distrikt Bistro which closed last May), Silver Crust is a high-end dairy restaurant that opened last week, serving the DC Jewish community. This is welcoming news for DC’s Jews as this fills a void in dairy cuisine, let alone being able to enjoy fresh kosher pizza. Operated […]

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New Kosher Board Game Cafe Open in Denver Suburb: Gathering Grounds

As an avid board game geek, I was pretty excited to hear about this new place that just opened in the Denver, CO suburb of Greenwood Village. Gathering Grounds, the first kosher board game cafe, has a dairy menu which includes bagels, specialty coffees, and sandwiches. Gathering Grounds opened with a few hundred board games in […]

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Maoz Vegetarian Opens Kosher Stand @ Roosevelt Field Mall in Long Island

Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, NY (Long Island) is a very popular mall amongst the many Jewish communities in Nassau County & Queens, and now has another kosher eatery in the mall (in addition to the kosher Cinnabon). Maoz Vegetarian has just opened a stand in the mall – located on the upper level […]

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Sushi Tokyo Opens New Location in Queens

The popular kosher sushi restaurant just opened its 4th location, its first in Queens. Sushi Tokyo currently has 3 other locations in the NYC area, 2 in Brooklyn, and one in the 5 Towns. Sushi Tokyo appears to be at the nexus between great sushi takeout and a nice but casual sushi restaurant. We particularly […]

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Boeuf & Bun is Officially Open in Brooklyn

In a sneak peak before the new burger restaurant’s official opening 2 weeks ago, we enjoyed what is likely the most beautiful kosher burger restaurant we’ve ever seen. Boeuf & Bun is not a typical burger joint serving fast food grub, but rather, you are paying for a sit-down, waiter service, high-end experience. The service was […]

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Japanika – New Kosher Sushi & Grill in NE Philly

Japanika, no relation to the sushi restaurant in Jerusalem, is a new Kosher restaurant in Northeast Philly that just opened this past week and is run by the same owners as the local Burger.org chain. (Burger.org recently closed its Elkins Park location, but 3 others remain in Philadelphia’s Center City, Narberth, and Margate City, N.J (outside Atlantic […]

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New Kosher Fish Restaurant Opening This Week in Brooklyn: Pescada

Pescada is a new upscale kosher fish / dairy restaurant opening this Thursday, according to GreatKosherRestaurants, replacing Moishe’s Pizza and Good Cleaners in Midwood. Menu & details will be updated here shortly.  

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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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