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Jun 30, 2006 08:15 PM

Kosher Version of Nathan's Hot Dogs

I saw an ad for a Kosher version of Nathan's Famous hotdogs advertised in this week's edition of the New York Jewish Week. Does anyone know any further info.

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  1. The Food Emporium on 3AV and E 68 Street sells them in the Kosher deli section, along with Hebrew National, Miller's cheese, Vita appetizing, and Empire products. I don't think they are glatt- they are probably triangle K. I prefer Abeles and Heymann franks.

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      1. I saw these in a SuperFresh outside of Washington D.C. that rarely has any kosher meat except Hebrew National hot dogs and salami.

        There was a hecksher on the package but I didn't scrutinize to see what it was. The packages (I think eight per package) were 2 for $6, but Hebrew Nationals were $1.99 so I held off on the Nathan's.



        1. Is there still a kosher nathans restaurant in Flatbush?

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          1. re: hindyg

            It's closed, but I've been told that there's one on the West Coast.

            1. re: whitewater

              Per the Nathan's website, there is a listing for LA Kosher under locations. The address is the same as for Nagilla Pizza, but I'm not sure which is most current.



              LA Kosher
              9216 West Pico Blvd.
              Los Angeles
              (310) 273-0303

              Nagilla Pizza
              9216 West Pico Blvd.

              1. re: KOK

                The excellent (albeit grungy) Nathan's on Pico is indeed open. My family and I ate there just last week and drove past it last night, and it appeared to be many families' choice for their July 4th franks, burgers, chicken and ribs. The restaurant can be found at the address in KOK's post above. (The Nagilla address in that post is the one that is incorrect.)

            2. re: hindyg

              The Nathan's in Flatbush was replaced by Estihana Express.

              1. re: jeterfan

                In my former life I used to eat at Nathans in Coney Island twice a week. after turning frum and not having had a Nathan's hotdog in 25 years I finally made it over to the Kosher Nathans on Kings Hwy. I took one bite of a hotdog and in a loud voice said "this is not a Nathan's hotdog" and promptly threw the rest of it in the garbage, never to return.

                1. re: berel

                  That place they called Nathan's was open for may be 2 months tops. The quality was extremely poor!

                  Estihana express was a better replacement. But, not by much.

                  1. re: brooklynyid

                    But the kosher Nathan's in LA is still going strong. Go figure.

                    The Subway in LA that was to open "in the summer" has yet to do so, and is rapidly running out of summer...

                    1. re: zsero


                      Don't worry, you are not missing much. The meat at subway is like rubber. I'm definately not impressed with the attempt at kosher Subway.

              2. re: hindyg

                the one in bklyn closed, however there is one in la on pico about 2 blocks from robertson

              3. The hechsher is approved by the cRc (Chicago) which is about as strong an endorsement as there is, but cRc notes that not all meat is glatt. Of course, glatt is not a requirement for most communities, particularly ashkenaz, although it has by default become the accepted standard.

                I have looked but have not yet found this product locally (Teaneck NJ) but am looking forward to it since Nathan's makes the best hot dogs. Also the best fries (which are available frozen, though it is the cooking process that makes them so good--hard to do at home). I also liked Best Kosher and Hebrew National dogs, though they sadly no longer make reliably kosher or glatt kosher versions (they did at one time).

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                1. re: mrogovin

                  I don't believe that the Nathan's fries have any supervision on the package.