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BPfatso Aug 2, 2006 09:17 PM

does anyone know if there is kosher frozen gnocchi that is ready for boiling?
also, while we're on the topic, which restaurant do you think sells the best gnocchi? i've tried cafe k and it's very good, i'm wondering if it can get any better.

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  1. jeterfan RE: BPfatso Aug 3, 2006 03:31 PM

    Try the NY Pasta Authority Gnocchi. Here is a link to the company:

    http://www.jewish-holiday.com/ravioli...

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      Marc in Cleveland RE: BPfatso Aug 7, 2006 02:41 PM

      Bartenura Pasta, Gnocchi Potato Dumplings are not frozen, but shrink wrapped and ready to boil.

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        Abigayil Neshama RE: Marc in Cleveland Feb 23, 2011 07:47 PM

        Yes that's true, I saw it and was a little unsure, but I'd be willing to try them especially if the price was right. I think I'd use that for say... traveling maybe.

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        DeisCane RE: BPfatso Aug 7, 2006 06:27 PM

        Making your own gnocchi is not that bad. Here's an example of an easy recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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          Abigayil Neshama RE: BPfatso Feb 21, 2011 07:04 PM

          The Pasta Factory in Teaneck, NJ has very good gnocchi, worth the trip. If you're not driving, you can take a bus from the George Washington Bridge Port Authority bus terminal.

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            cappucino RE: Abigayil Neshama Feb 22, 2011 01:14 AM

            It is no longer called the Pasta Factory and I would check recent reviews to determine whether it is worth a trip from the city. I forgot the new name. That's no accident.

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              Abigayil Neshama RE: cappucino Feb 22, 2011 07:38 AM

              I thought it wasn't but here's the confusing thing: you can find them by searching for "The Pasta Factory", and their web address says one name, and the actual site says The Pasta Factory. Go figure. Personally, I had a really good time there, and the food my friend and I ate was sooo good! I think it is worth the trip, but you know, that is really subjective. I'm sticking by my recommendation. The other thing is that Kasher Italian restaurants in Manhattan tend to be expensive, so I haven't gone, but I see Noi Due is pretty reasonable. If you have been there and maybe looking for something different, I would say try the restaurant formerly known as The Pasta Factory.

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            phenanthrene RE: BPfatso Feb 22, 2011 07:20 AM

            The best gnocci I've had in NYC is at Va Bene. They serve it with a lovely light tomato sauce.
            Noi Due makes a nice tricolor gnocci too, and you can choose from a variety of sauce options (we like the mushroom cream sauce).

            I've never found a good packaged kosher gnocci but will be watching this thread for ideas!

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              DeisCane RE: phenanthrene Feb 22, 2011 07:21 AM

              Mike's Bistro has great gnocchi.

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                cheesecake17 RE: DeisCane Feb 22, 2011 08:45 AM

                Agreed- their gnocchi is delicious and very different.

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                  Tamar Genger RE: cheesecake17 Feb 22, 2011 09:09 AM

                  Mike's is the best I have had, but I have not had some of the others mentioned here. He used to sell it raw to take home from the 92nd street location, but I don't know if he still does.

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              PotatoPuff RE: BPfatso Feb 22, 2011 03:55 PM

              Recently had some frozen gnocchi that were inedible, can't remember the name, but if I make a trip back to the store I will find it and say don't buy them!!!

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                cheesecake17 RE: PotatoPuff Feb 23, 2011 08:22 AM

                The only brand I've seen frozen was Yoni's- the same brand that has ravioli and tortellini.

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                  Abigayil Neshama RE: cheesecake17 Feb 23, 2011 09:44 AM

                  I live in Westchester, and travel by public transit, so getting frozen items can be tricky. I have to buy all Jewish brands etc in NYC so it really sucks. You just can't get that sort of stuff here. I almost never shop in Riverdale, so I have to travel far. In most instances, unless I need a certain wine or liquor, Riverdale just isn't worth it for me b/c it's so limited. You have one or two stores in N Riverdale, and then the rest are further down, which means getting on another bus. The point is, getting frozen pasta in Brooklyn or Queens is quite a task. I think I would actually need to actually buy field ice packs in order to get this stuff. Usually my frozen items start defrosting and by the time I get them home they're half thawed. Yuck. (That's with ice packs and insulated bags!)

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                    craigcep RE: Abigayil Neshama Feb 23, 2011 10:27 AM

                    I don't know if they are convenient for you via public transit, but the Fairways in Pelham and Stamford, Conn. would likely be very kosher-friendly.

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                      Abigayil Neshama RE: craigcep Feb 23, 2011 07:59 PM

                      I don't know that I'd likely find that sort of thing there, but I'd be willing to look on my next trip there. Only been there once. It's really kind of a hassle to get there. It's only a little better to get to and from then going into an outer borough, believe it or not. I have to take a train and a bus, or two. It takes forever to go such a short distance. In slightly more time, I could be way out in the city somewhere, maybe even Brooklyn or queens. Wild. It's just how the buses and trains run in that area. Kinda like living in outer Queens.

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                    PotatoPuff RE: cheesecake17 Feb 23, 2011 06:14 PM

                    ok it definetly was NOT yoni's... i'll remember it if i hear it. it was something that could have passed for non-kosher, at least name-wise. it sounded somewhat italian i think

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                      queenscook RE: PotatoPuff Feb 23, 2011 06:17 PM

                      Isn't there gnocchi made by a brand called Bartenura? Don't imagine it's the wine company, but I'm really not sure.

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                        GilaB RE: queenscook Feb 23, 2011 07:03 PM

                        Yes, but it's shelf-stable, not frozen. Not bad for that sort of thing, but better as back-up food rather than a default.

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                          Abigayil Neshama RE: GilaB Feb 23, 2011 08:01 PM

                          Yes, true. It was posted above as well. Looks ify. Maybe I'd try it just to see what it's like or for travel purposes.

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                          PotatoPuff RE: queenscook Feb 24, 2011 05:28 AM

                          Ok it wasn't Bartenura, and this is driving me nuts. I need to get back to the store to find out what it was...

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                            EmpireState RE: PotatoPuff Feb 24, 2011 07:57 AM

                            If you bought it in Fairway, I may have bought the same one. To call it inedible is an understatement. I also don't remember the name.

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                              PotatoPuff RE: EmpireState Feb 25, 2011 07:38 AM

                              ok, so I finally went to the store to check. The brand is Fiorella Pasta Co. While their gnocchi is an abomination, the tortellini is great, if like me you prefer tortellini that is not very cheesy. I purchased this at Shop Rite in Bound Brook NJ. And just to clarify, a quick google search turns up a Syrian pasta company. This is a different, NY based company, with an O-K hecteur.

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                                cheesecake17 RE: PotatoPuff Feb 25, 2011 01:07 PM

                                I've seen this brand in ShopRite in Brooklyn. I'm going to try the tortellini, as I feel the Yoni's brand has a weird aftertaste.

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                                  Abigayil Neshama RE: cheesecake17 Feb 27, 2011 05:44 AM

                                  Wow. Thanks for the information. Good to know.

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