*45* NYC teens ISO kosher chow
On a Sunday in April, 45 teens and adults will visit the Tenement Museum (LES) and then will see a B'way show. They need a kosher place to eat somewhere along the way that's (1)no more than $20/pp; (2)Available Sundays 12:30-2pm (they'll make reservations); (3) Not too "adventurous" (so places like Madras Mahal are out); and (4)Have good food for the money.
Le Marais sounds great but too pricey; My Most Favorite Dessert Company sounds expensive for a cafe; Jerusalem II on 37th and B'way might fit the bill but I wonder about food quality. Too bad Ratners isn't kosher any more. That's where they ate last time.
Any comments or any other ideas will be most appreciated!
Mr. Broadway on Broadway and 37 (right across from J2) might be a good idea. It's a deli/chinese. A lot of people I know order in from there at work.
2nd Avenue Deli is always a great bet, but might not be a strong-enough level of kashrut.
If you just want Knishes, go to Yonah Shimmel's, on Houston, close to the LES Tenement Museum.
Terrific, thanks--you've narrowed it down, and I'll bet they go with 2nd Ave or Mr. Broadway. I'm hoping they can also check out Kossars while they're there too.
Didn't see Jerusalem II listed on that shamash restaurant site someone mentioned, and I'm wondering why. (That site seems to be outdated, but it's the best I've seen so far for kosher restaurant tips.)
J2, or Jerusalem 2 Pizza...don't worry if it's not on Shamash. It's there, it's like a NY pizza institution. It's on Broadway around 37th street. They recently renovated. My non-Kosher friend went there and she liked it. It's very casual, you order what you want at the counter and then bring it on a tray to the back booths. Will be the cheapest also. Good luck!
On December 30th, around 6 PM I arrived on East Houston Street with two friends
to find a restaurant in the vicinity. We were reasonably dressed.
We happened upon Yonah Shimmel's, and I suggested we eat there as I was in the mood for the kind of food they were serving. As we were looking at the menu inside, I looked around and, seeing no sign of a bathroom, asked if there was one available for customers. The answer was, "Yes". Fine. No problem.
My friend then, noting that she was very sensitive to onions, wanted to know
if there was a selection of foods she could be sure did not have onions as they made her ill.
I asked for her. The woman we asked started muttering, said I was asking too many question,
and told us to leave.
On my way out, I asked "Does the owner of this place know you talk to customers like that?'.
I stood outside with my friends, totally flabbergasted at such rude treatment when a man
came out said something to the effect of "Go away, and never come back!". We continued to
stand outside on the sidewalk and he threatened to call the police.
I REALLY don't reccommend this place