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[Year in Review] Kosher Restaurant Closures in 2020

Abigael’s in NYC has closed

2020 was an awful year across the board, with so many losing loved ones to COVID-19. Small businesses, restaurants especially, took the brunt of the lockdowns, restrictions, constantly changing rules and laws. Kudos to the restaurateurs that have been able to keep their doors open through this, and since this isn’t over, we’re hoping they survive the full breadth of this pandemic.

With that said, many restaurants were not lucky enough to make it out this year. While the pandemic and related restrictions and consumer behavior is likely due to many of these closures, some of these restaurants have merely just run their course.

The following Kosher restaurants have permanently closed in 2020;
Note: restaurants noted with ** have pivoted in some way to keep their business alive, typically with catering. Additionally, restaurants that have not reopened since COVID hit that have not permanently shut their doors are not on the below list (e.g. Nobo, Great American Health Bar, Mamilla Restaurant, etc.).

Mozart CafeBoca RatonFLUSA
Ramona’s PizzaBoca RatonFLUSA
Alma GrillHallandaleFLUSA
Nona Bakery & PizzeriaSurfsideFLUSA
Pita GrilleAtlantaGAUSA
CasablancaNew OrleansLAUSA
Great Falls BistroPassaicNJUSA
Bagels & Greens (all locations)BrooklynNYUSA
Cafe HadarBrooklynNYUSA
Davry Kosher Sports BarBrooklynNYUSA
Holy BagelBrooklynNYUSA
Izzy’s TaqueriaBrooklynNYUSA
La TabunBrooklynNYUSA
Los TacosBrooklynNYUSA
Renaissance ExpressBrooklynNYUSA
Upside Craft Burgers (18th Ave)BrooklynNYUSA
Wolf & LambBrooklynNYUSA
Judd’s Memphis KitchenCedarhurstNYUSA
Sushi FussionGreat NeckNYUSA
Cakes and Crumbs BakeryLawrenceNYUSA
Abigael’s **New YorkNYUSA
AliBabaNew YorkNYUSA
Cafe ClassicoNew YorkNYUSA
FalafixNew YorkNYUSA
Gourmandises de FranceNew YorkNYUSA
Great American Health BarNew YorkNYUSA
Grill 212New YorkNYUSA
Milk & Honey (Downtown)New YorkNYUSA
Olympia PitaNew YorkNYUSA
Paprika **New YorkNYUSA
Sage Kitchen **New YorkNYUSA
Sunflower CafeNew YorkNYUSA
The Cinnamon SnailNew YorkNYUSA
Sabra GrillRochesterNYUSA
MeO HibachiQueensNYUSA
Mama’s VegetarianPhiladelphiaPAUSA
Bamboo GardenSeattleWAUSA
Thank you to the @YeahThatsKosher Instagram community, @MiamiFoodYenta, and @hadas for compiling this list with me.
Mama’s Vegetarian in Philly has closed

About the author

Dani Klein

Dani Klein founded YeahThatsKosher in 2008 as a global kosher restaurant & travel resource for the Jewish community.

He is passionate about traveling the world, good kosher food / restaurants, social media & the web, technology, hiking, strategy games, and spending time with his friends & family.