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 a kosher eatery into the neighborhood.
According to The Lo Down:
Sklar proposed a menu centered on fish and vegetables, including vegan and gluten-free options, salads, pizza and sushi. The restaurant, which is very tentatively titled Grand and Essex Cafe, will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. He plans to have outdoor seating on the sidewalk in front, as well as in a small garden area in the rear. Catering, takeout and delivery options are all in the plan, along with a full bar license.
Once known, we will post the hashgacha information here.