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Berkeley, CA Judaica Store Now Serving Sushi

A few weeks ago, a local Berkeley, CA judaica store started selling kosher sushi from its shop.  Afikomen Judaica in Berkeley, CA has started selling fresh kosher sushi on Thursday and Friday made by L’Chaim Sushi of San Francisco, kosher certified by Vaad Hakashrus of Northern California, which is also sustainable certified by Seafood Watch. Delivery is also […]

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NEW Mexican Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA: Taco Flame

Just in time (or slightly late) for Cinco de Mayo, we learn about the opening of Taco Flame in Los Angeles, California! Taco Flame, located on West Pico Boulevard, is a classic Mexican restaurant, with a menu seemingly similar to the East Coast’s Carlos & Gabby’s, but should not be confused with the wildly popular Mexikosher […]

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Amba Restaurant in Oakland, CA Switching from Vegetarian to Meat

Amba Restaurant in Oakland, California, will become a glatt kosher meat restaurant after Pesach this year, switching from the vegetarian cuisine it’s been serving since 2010. Owner Jonathan Wornick, himself a strict vegetarian, felt it was the logical and necessary next step in order to distinguish his business from the other restaurants in the area. […]

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Kosher Pizza Pop-Up in Berkeley, CA this Sunday

The Bay Area kosher catering company, Epic Bites (staffed by fellow Jewish blogger Heshy Fried), is hosting a one-day kosher pizza pop-up in Berkeley, CA this Sunday (March 30th, 2014) from 4-8pm at Congregation Beth Israel. Expect a sit down, cafeteria style atmosphere at the shul. No tickets required, just show up, but expect a […]

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“The Difference”: Kosher Meat Restaurant Opening in Los Angeles, CA

UPDATE 7.8.14: The Difference is open! Their hours are Monday-Thursday from 12 pm- 10 pm with a 3 hour break between lunch and dinner (closed from 2:30pm -5:30pm) and closed on Fridays. They are open Saturday nights from 8pm-10pm and Sundays from 12pm-10pm minus 2 hours in the middle (closed from 3 pm – 5 […]

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Holy Kosher BBQ: New Kosher Food Truck in Los Angeles, CA

…And it didn’t take too long, but LA finally came next! Jumping on the hottest new Kosher trend, Los Angeles now has a kosher food truck as well! Holy Kosher BBQ  (not to be confused with Hakadosh BBQ of east-coast fame) claims to be for “hot dog and sausage lovers.” While their website is not fully […]

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Milk & Honey Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA Under New Ownership

As of January 1, 2014 Milk and Honey Restaurant on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles closed and will be reopening under new ownership. What used to be a pizza, pasta, and dairy restaurant will hopefully be reopened as a Glatt meat restaurant in the same location. (We imagine the name will change as well in […]

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New in Palo Alto, California: Holy Sushi

With Silicon Valley growing rapidly attracting the brightest minds from all over the country, the Orthodox Jewish community in Palo Alto is growing, and with it, their kosher restaurant options. Holy Sushi is a new sushi eatery located in the local JCC and run by the local Orthodox Jewish girls high school, Meira Academy. They […]

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Chayo Eatery Brings Kosher Pizza & Vegetarian to Torrance (South Bay), California

  Chayo Eatery is a combination  kosher pizza place mixed with a vegetarian restaurant that opened in August 2013. Servicing the kosher and non-kosher eaters of Torrance, a city in the South Bay of California, Chayo’s aims to appeal to anyone seeking healthy yet tasty food. “We’re a kosher restaurant for non-kosher-eating people,” said co-founder Abe […]

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Ditmas Kitchen & Cocktails Opens in Los Angeles, CA

Inspired by his childhood Brooklyn neighborhood and named after the street he grew up on, Top Chef’s Alex Resnick recently opened a new kosher restaurant, Ditmas Kitchen & Cocktails. Although it’s named after his Brooklyn street, Ditmas Kitchenis located on W. Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, and it sports a mixture of 2 identities: Casual & Refined. […]

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“Holy Cow” Kosher Creamery Now Open in Los Angeles

Holy Cow! Did we hear ice cream? Yup, that’s right. Holy Cow Kosher Creamery, a new ice cream store in the heart of kosher Los Angeles, is, according to their Facebook page, a “unique twist on a kosher ice cream shop, blending the best ice cream and sweets together with your beloved comfort foods!” Unfortunately […]

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Kosher Restaurants & Travel Advice for San Diego, California

Contributed by: Dani Klein  |  Last Date of Travel: April 2013 Over the last 6 months, I’ve made 2 trips to San Diego on business. I was able to explore a bit and get advice from some locals. Feel free to browse our other articles on San Diego from past travelers. Kosher Info: During my […]

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New Kosher Restaurant in San Diego, CA: The Grille

Brand new to San Diego is kosher restaurant, The Grille, which opened earlier this week. According to Great Kosher Restaurants: The Grille is a casual and modern restaurant with an international flavor, bringing you the best from Mexico, Israel, Turkey, China, Japan, and Italy. They offer mouthwatering dishes that include gourmet hamburgers, fresh salads, fish […]

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Coca-Cola Not Kosher for Passover in California

Looking for the Coke with the yellow bottle caps in LA? SF? SD? You won’t find it this year again. According to Vosizneias.com: Update: Kosher consumers in Los Angeles are reporting that K4P Coke is available at a few locals markets. However, the below article may still ring true as these bottles may be (illegally?) […]

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Kosher Restaurant News Roundup USA (Dec ’12 – Jan ’13)

Updates for restaurants in NYC, Baltimore, Miami, Memphis, Las Vegas, and Palo Alto. New York City A new upscale steakhouse will be moving into the former home of Le Carne Grill: La Brochette, which is slated to open in Spring 2013 at 340 Lexington Avenue. There are plans for a possible roof deck, and a […]

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Shilo’s Steak House in Los Angeles, CA [Guest Review]

I went with a group of friends to Shilo’s in LA on Xmas day. The place was packed. I think the (edited) email I sent the restaurant afterwards, below, tells the rest of the story. My wife and I just came back from the West Coast and thought we’d try something new when we met […]

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Hagafen Cellars: Where Kosher Meets the Famed Silverado Trail

Story and photos by George Medovoy The Silverado Trail is a two-lane roadway bordered by wineries, where bikers can sometimes be seen pedaling past the vineyards.   On this particular day, I came to the Silverado Trail to meet Ernie Weir and his Israeli wife, Irit, at Hagafen Cellars, their kosher winery whose vintages have graced the White House […]

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Keeping Kosher in Los Angeles, CA

Contributed by Daniel Peikes (@DanPeikes)  |  Last Date of Travel: April 2012 LA has huge Jewish community with everything you could possibly need.  Below is just a quick guide of some things to do on vacation in LA and where to eat. Kosher Info: Here are some of my picks for must-hit restaurants while in […]

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Restaurant Opening: Abbas on La Brea (Los Angeles)

On April 22, 2012 a new restaurant opened in Los Angeles called Abba's on La Brea, a meat restaurant, certified glatt by the RCC. The new restaurant is owned by Simon & Kelly Benarroch, who operated a restaurant/catering operation for many years, and were looking to open a new location with greater capacity.  The restaurant has yet to garner […]

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The Kitchen Table, Mountain View, CA, Closing This Weekend

The Kitchen Table, one of the most unique Kosher restaurants of modern day, will be closing its doors for good this Sunday, June 3rd, according to their Facebook post yesterday. I recently had the opportunity to try and review TKT, and was glad I did before they close. Both the service and the food were […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in San Francisco, CA

Contributed by Dani Klein | Last Date of Travel: March 2012 Kosher Info:  SF: San Francisco is a large American city with depressingly few kosher options. In the downtown area, there is only one (small) kosher restaurant, Sabra Grill, which doesn't even deliver. Advice I received from the locals was to avoid unless there were […]

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A Review of “Toast” in Woodland Hills, CA

Review submitted by Estee C.     Address: 15001 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA When did it open: 2 months ago Ambiance: Cool, valley chic. Light colors, modern fixings. Beautiful out door seating option. Upscale, trendy, super clean, but has a warm vibe. You feel very valued as a customer and welcome in this place. […]

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Open for Passover Kosher Restaurants [Los Angeles] 2012

WHY ARE YOU HERE? SEE THE UPDATED 2014 LIST HERE   We’ve been compiling this list for the past few weeks – should there be any restaurants missing from this list from anywhere in the world, please message below or tweet us [@YeahThatsKosher] and we’ll add the restaurants not on the list.   Los Angeles: […]

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Awesome Pics from San Francisco, CA

Here are some pics we took on our recent trip to San Francisco. Feel free to "Pin" them to Pinterest if you like them!   Pin It Pin It  

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New Kosher Thai Restaurant Opens in Beverly Hills, CA

Beverly Hills Thai Kosher Kitchen opened earlier this month offering Los Angeles’s kosher observant foodies another ethnic kosher restaurant in the area. This restaurant is unique as it’s the only kosher (meat) Thai restaurant in town. The Thai owners aim to use fresh and healthy ingredients to offer a reasonably priced gourmet Thai meal. FYI: […]

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Coming Soon to LA: Berry & Basil

Kosher foodies who love Italian should expect an overdose of it at Berry & Basil, combining Italian Gelato and Pizza under one roof (hopefully not on the same plate!). Berry & Basil will feature 3 machines (serving 6 flavors) that will carry “Berri Good” (Cholov Yisroel) Gelato and frozen yogurt, which will be self serve […]

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Vegan “Raw” Restaurant in Santa Monica, CA, Goes Kosher

Planet Raw, located 3 blocks from the famous Santa Monica 3rd Street Promenade, is now kosher certified by (K♥R) – “Kosher Vegan Raw” which provides kashrut certifications to vegan and raw products and restaurants. (K♥R) is run by Rabbi Uziel Moses out of Los Angeles. As a “vegan” restaurant, Planet Raw uses no dairy or […]

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Café Delish (aka Stacey’s Café Delish) in Valley Village, CA [Guest Review]

I’ve been eyeing this restaurant every week or so as I as pass through the neighborhood to do some shopping. A friend of mine, a Valley Village local, raved about this place, so we stopped by for lunch. I went back the next day with my husband because I was mesmerized by their ice blended […]

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Keeping Kosher in San Diego, California

Contributed by: Alon Asefovitz  |  Last Date of Travel: September 2011 Kosher Food: There are many caterers in the area that provide food for hotels and the like, but places to eat out are hard to find. A few months ago the meat deli/grocery suffered an electrical fire which burnt the place down so if […]

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12 Tribes in San Francisco, CA [Guest Review]

[Guest Review by Heshy Fried of FrumSatire.com] 12 Tribes Food is the latest addition to the Bay Area’s growing list of kosher prepared food. About two weeks ago, 12 Tribes moved into the kosher kitchen at the JCC in San Francisco and is now providing Glatt Kosher organic packaged meals for sale in the JCC […]

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The Remaining Kosher Subway Restaurants in the U.S.

Not long ago I compiled a list of Kosher Subway Restaurants across the U.S., which in its heyday numbered 12 across the country, 5 alone in the NYC metro area. Today, all 5 of the NYC area Kosher Subways are closed and only a total of 5 remain open nationally. I was recently interviewed by […]

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Dr. Sandwich (@ Super Sal) in Encino, CA [Guest Review]

[This is posted on behalf of a friend from Southern California] Dr. Sandwich is a little restaurant that lives right outside of Super Sal; you buy your food inside the market and eat it on the covered area on the side walk. I go to Super Sal very often, but for some reason I was […]

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New Kosher Market in San Jose, CA – Pars Kosher Market

San Jose is not your center of Jewish life, and although normally we do not cover kosher markets, I felt that as a travel site, we should let people who are traveling through San Jose know about the availability of picking up some Kosher items. It’s called Pars Kosher Market, located at 3978 S. Bascom […]

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Restaurants with Sukkot 2010

CLICK HERE: UPDATED FOR 2013   This list was compiled by our community of Kosher travelers. Thank you to everyone to contributed! (There is no doubt that this list is incomplete. If there are restaurants that are not listed that have a Sukkah, please comment below.) To get YeahThatsKosher updates via email, click here. Find us […]

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9 Days Menus

As we know, eating meat is considered festive and therefore forbidden (without a siyum) during the 9 days. Thus, many meat restaurants have created special pareve (non meat or dairy) menus to stay open during the 9 Days. To learn more about why we don’t eat meat (or drink wine) during the Nine Days, click […]

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Los Angeles, CA >> Focus on SushiKo

Dani Klein from http://yeahthatskosher.com checks out kosher restaurants for Jewish Travel TV. SushiKo is a modern sushi restaurant right in the heart of the Jewish community of Los Angeles on Pico Blvd. The sushi is outstanding, and there are TV screens which allow you to watch the chefs making your sushi live. Highly recommended. Subscribe […]

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Los Angeles, CA >> Focus on Delice Bakery

Dani Klein from http://yeahthatskosher.com checks out kosher restaurants for Jewish Travel TV. Delice Bakery is a delicious French bakery on Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA. They offer a variety of different breads, fancy cakes, pastries and cookies. My personal favorite are the croissants, either plain or chocolate filled. Check them out at: http://www.DeliceBakery.com Subscribe […]

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Los Angeles, CA >> Focus on Kosher Subway

Subway is a deli restaurant chain that is popular for its freshly baked bread and meat subs. We checked out one of the kosher Subways in the U.S., this one on Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA. They offer a variety of different breads, meats, vegetables, and sauces. They’re also open late which makes them […]

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Open for Passover 2009 in West Coast USA

Jews the world over are traveling around to friends, family, or to new locations this Passover. While it is typically impossible to find kosher restaurants or eateries open for Passover, here are a few that I’ve found that will be open this year on Chol Hamoed (intermediary days of Passover): Las Vegas Haifa Restaurant 855 […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Los Angeles, CA

Contributed by: Dani Klein | Last Date of Visit: November 2008 Kosher Info: Los Angeles proper has one main drag of kosher restaurants, eateries, and markets. Basically everything I came across on my visits is on Pico Blvd. near Robertson Blvd. (aptly named the Pico-Robertson area). On Pico you will find Nagila Meating Place (meat) […]

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Glatt Kosher SUBWAY® Restaurants in the U.S.

While there are nearly 22,000 Subway restaurants in the United States, only a tiny fraction of them are actually Glatt Kosher… the overwhelming majority doesn’t claim to be kosher at all, so be careful. I have eaten at a few of the kosher Subway places and I do admit, it is not my favorite fast […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Silicon Valley, CA

Contributed by: Erica S.  |  Last date of travel: Currenlty Resides in SV San Jose, Palo Alto, Moutain View, etc. Kosher Info: There are a few restaurants located in the Silicon Valley which is defined as stretching from San Jose to South of San Francisco along the Peninsula. Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels is located in Palo […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Oxnard, CA

Contributed by: Dani Klein | Last Date of Travel: August 2008 Kosher Info: Oxnard, CA houses the Herzog Wine Cellars, one of the U.S.’s finest kosher wine brands. Within the complex there is Tierra Sur, a classy glatt kosher meat restaurant, obviously with a wide selection of kosher Herzog wines. I was only able to […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in San Diego, CA

Contributed by: Ben Greenberg | Last Date of Travel: April 2008 Kosher Info: There are several kosher establishments in San Diego spread throughout the city. Orly’s Cafe and Bakery in the University City neighborhood offers the standard selection of bagels and breads as well as knishes, pizza, cakes, cookies and pastries. Across the street from […]

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