Le Churro, Spanish-Style Donut Shop on the Upper East Side, Now Kosher!

A churro, sometimes referred to as a Spanish doughnut, is a fried-dough pastry  based snack popular inle churro 1 Spain, France and Latin America. New Yorkers have long seen them being sold in Washington Heights, and in many subway stations, albeit never kosher.

They are usually eaten for breakfast and dipped in either hot chocolate or “cafe con leche” (coffee with milk.) I first discovered them on the B & Q trains’ platform at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station in Brooklyn, where a Mexican woman would stand with her cart and sell them daily. I always wondered what they were, but didn’t dare try one of these “long doughnut sticks” that she had probably baked in her treif kitchen.

le churro 3Well, like many other previously forbidden foods, Jews can now enjoy churros at the newly kosher Le Churro on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Le Churro’s menu features many different sizes of churros, churro sundaes, churro pizza, coffee, espresso, and a chocolate bar.

If your pants weren’t tight enough from all these 3 day chagim we just had, they are about to get even tighter!

Le Churro is under the kashrus supervision of Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman of National Kosher Supervision.


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  • Elli TheKingOfB’way

    This is Dairy? Is it Cholov Yisroel/Pas Yisroel?

    • Unsure if it’s dairy. If I had to guess I’d say yes.
      Also, based on this hashgacha’s other clients, I’m going to say not Cholov/Pas Yisroel

      • Serena

        The plain churros are pareve and all the fillings and dips are dairy. I was there yesterday and they are delicious!

  • Goomba

    Little correction to the article’s author: churros are not treiff because of the kitchen they were produced but because they are fried in lard that is pork fat that happens to be the liquid that reaches the best temperature for frying anything like chicken nuggets, French fries, fish sticks, lamb cotelets, etc. Churros need to be hard and crunchy outside but smooth and soft inside. To dip them in a thick hot chocolate is like stepping in heaven.

  • Alison @ Alibabka

    yum yum yum!

  • I’d expect to see this on the West coast rather than NYC.

  • Oh gosh, churros are fabulous, I make them! But nice to be able to not make them and just get a few already cooked! Don’t need any dip. They are wonderful all by themselves.

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    This sounds fantastic!

  • Exciting! Now I don’t have to make them myself

  • checked this out this week. yum!

  • LilMissCakes

    oooh yum!

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