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Best Kosher Supermarket in Brooklyn, NY?

I'm looking for a supermarket/grocery in Brooklyn that is the most well stocked with kosher products - both the basics, and unique, hard to find items.

I know that there are probably quite a few, in Flatbush and Boro Park, and I know of some, but I'd like your opinions on which has the best, and most varied selection.

Thanks very much!

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    1. re: matzohrella

      Where exactly is it located?

    2. Goldbergs-- Its open 24hrs
      how many kosher supermarkets can say that

      1. If you're on the F train, try Landau's, it's one block from the 18th Ave station. And anything they don't have, you can probably get at Shoprite, one stop down at Ave I.

        1. rosners in boro park (fourteenth ave corner 45th street) is probably the cheapest. they also opened a new location on ave f and mcdonald which is probably less packed and bigger. for aesthetically pleasing, i found hatzluche supermarket in williamsburg to be nice, clean and airy. shoprite on ave I and mcdonald has a tremendous kosher selection as does fairway in red hook. friedmans is probably the all around best in boropark, dont know much about the flatbush supermarkets, an fairway is probably the all around best in brooklyn, at least for kosher and probably for nonkosher too

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          1. re: BPfatso

            I used to enjoy shopping at Moshe's Discount on Avenue M. I haven't been there in a while, but I do remember that their pricing was good. Shoprite on Avenue I also has a large selection of Kosher products. I used to do all of my Passover shopping there. They even used to have a strictly kosher branch of their fish department (I assume it is still there) in the Shoprite.

          2. I really apprediate the replies, and I hope to check them out.
            Can anyone please tell me the locations of Goldberg's, and Friedman's?
            Thanks very much!

            1. Never Mind!
              Sorry! The info. was easier to find on google, than I expected. I should have tried earlier.
              For anyone else that's interested, Goldberg's is on 18th Ave. between 50th and 51st Street, and Friedman's is on 13th, between 39th and 40th.

              1. I'll give you my take, as I've shopped at all of them:

                Shop Rite: Expensive on the Jewish branded food, so I buy the regular grocery items but avoid aisle 13.

                Friedmans: Excellent prices, great selection.

                Landau's: Expensive all around, no sales.

                Goldberg's: Expensive on non-sale items.

                Moisha's: Filthy

                KRM: Good prices, store's a little hard to navigate.

                Mountain Fruit: I'm suspect of the freshness there.

                I'll suggest a place that no one has brought up yet: Kosher Palace. There are two branches. The one on Avenue S and McDonald Avenue is very clean, well priced, great produce, and never too crowded. They take credit card with no minimum, and allow you to buy their sale items without a minimum non-sale purchase.

                Another great place with those two policies and very good prices is Paperific, but they don't have a huge grocery selection.

                1. I’ve adopted a wait and see approach on KDS new expansion on Coney Island ave between K&L, although if it’s anything like its previous carnation, then it is to be avoided at all costs, a horrid Meat section, wilted, over priced fruits and veggies.
                  I strongly recommend Friedman’s on thirteenth ave.

                  1. I like glatt mart and mountain fruit

                    1. Does anyone know where I can find a kosher version of Pecorino Romano cheese (not the powdery stuff); it's from a hunk of real, hard cheese. It's delicious shaved over a dairy salad. A kibbutz in Israel makes it.

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                      1. re: Chaya Yita

                        Try http://www.kosheritalia.com

                        Note: There is FREE ground shipping on orders of at least $75.

                      2. I like king kosher (kings highway). great selection/price and nice staff. avi glatt is good too

                        1. Though I haven't been there yet, I believe that the POMEGRANATE supermarket is the new kid in town; from what I've heard, it has everything (common and unique), large, free parking, and it probably more expensive than other markets. Alternatively, KRM market in Brooklyn is very large and has just about everything.

                          1. pomegranate where kds was is overpriced and underquality try glatt mart corner ave m and east 12th in flatbush they have 100 car parking, big fresh selection of meats and chicken including ready prepared meat/chicken that you just have to bake, large selection of everything else and fresh deli section. prices are good and have good weekly sales. enjoy!!

                            1. I like Paperific on Coney Island Ave, they have the best prices, but not much produce so I go across the street to Pomegranate for anything that Paperific doesn't have. Pomegranate has everything! I also like Glatt Mart.

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                              1. re: Prozack

                                I Agree, for the stuff that Paperific carried, their prices can't be beat! ( Their selection on food staples is pretty good!) For everything rlse, just run across the street to fill in at Pomegranate.

                              2. King Kosher off Kings Highway is a full service supermarket with mini sores (deli, bakery. fish. cheese, meat etc.) within the store. Free parking underground parking next door with a $30 purchase and you get a 10% discount if you shop between 7 - 10am!
                                Friendly staff, good pricing and very well stocked.

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                                1. re: comerbeber

                                  I travel to the united states from ottawa on to buy food i find that prices are too high here i recommend krm kollel as a good supermarket some of the prices are reasonable.


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                                  1. re: SARA84

                                    Sorry, but I've bought rancid chicken past it's due date there - so be careful. I would either suggest Pomegranate or Kosher Palace.

                                    1. re: pitagirl

                                      yeah i remember that i had the same experience but now they improved their meat department, but i have to say that their fruits are the best!!!

                                  2. Do any of them carry good fresh halvah?

                                    1. Now that this has been reopened, I have been revisiting Moishe's and except for the horrible parking situation quality is good and prices are great

                                      1. Shlomi Glat - 2380 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Between Ave. U and Ave. T.
                                        (718) 382-1981
                                        Great selection, low prices.

                                        1. Pomegranate is AMAZING! I am shocked that it has received so little love on this post. The selection is awesome. I think the prices are reasonable. One of the best supermarkets I have ever frequented.

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                                          1. re: chaiman

                                            are there any special items that would make it worth a special trip, from say Manhattan?

                                            1. re: chaiman

                                              Where else can you get a Kobe beef steak for about $75? Should you decide to cook it and eat it, they give you detalied instructions on how.

                                              1. re: Arinoam

                                                I lived in manhattan and have traveled to Brooklyn just to shop at Pomegranate. They have EVERYTHING. The meats, the deli, the salads, the bakery, the olives, etc. etc etc. Worth the trip just to see what you are missing in manhattan.

                                              2. re: chaiman

                                                I love Pomegranate and would totally go there from anywhere nearby, even Manhattan! From the easy valet parking to the helpful workers to having them unload my groceries and either load up my car OR deliver it to me later on (I live in Brooklyn), it is a pleasant experience! And I used to have to make a few stops to get different products that our local heimishe stores didn't carry since they are not chalav yisroel (Morningstar Farms vegetarian products come to mind) and now I don't since Pomegranate has them.

                                              3. Just moved to Flatbush (Coney Island Ave K vicinity) and am looking for walkable options. Looking for a Brachs experience (5 towns), fully featured, good prices, good selection. Went to Pomegranate, unacceptable, very expensive with no concept of the word "sale".

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                                                1. re: MartyB

                                                  It sounds like you want a suburban grocery store experience in an urban grocery store. Depending on what you feel is walking distance, the Shop Rite on Ave I and McDonald is probably the closest you're going to get. They're not exclusively kosher but seem to carry all the kosher products you'd want and they are cheaper. They might do delivery and are open 24 hours.

                                                  1. re: MartyB

                                                    Well, to be fair Pomegranate does have 'sale' items, but their definition of sale may be different from yours.
                                                    You will probably have better luck at Moishas on Ave M and E. 4th. But you should look at the sales fliers on watsonsale.com for Flatbush and see if any of the stores nearby (Mountain Fruit, Glatt Mart) have stuff you are intersted in.

                                                    1. re: MartyB

                                                      (You just did a reverse move, most people are fleeing Brooklyn for the 5 Towns!)
                                                      I don't there is one stop shopping like you're seeking with sales that may fit the bill.
                                                      Take a look at Mountain Fruit and Glatt Mart.
                                                      I second taking a looks at Watsonsale for an idea. Maybe you'll stock up on meat/chicken when you go to Queens or Five Towns.

                                                      1. re: whitewater

                                                        Yes, I too escaped from Brooklyn years ago to the 5 Towns. I am actually moving to Florida in a month or two but needed a convenient NYC base to visit the kids. My chosen location is ideal in that I do not need a car to visit the kids, quick and cheap access to Manhattan, lots of food options (restaurants). The only thing that I am looking for is a well stocked supermarket nearby.

                                                        That being said, Brooklyn is car unfriendly (had to get up this morning to do the "alternate parking" nonsense). Interesting, they clean the streets every week yet the overall feel is one of filth. In the 5 towns they have no parking restrictions, I never saw a street cleaning truck, yet the streets were always clean. Maybe they came around in the middle of the night and cleaned the streets. Still, it will cost me and the Mrs $10 for transportation to Manhattan as opposed to $54 from the 5 towns.

                                                        1. re: MartyB

                                                          Whereabouts in Florida? So is Brooklyn a temporary thing, or a permanent thing? Or are you doing Brooklyn/Florida?

                                                          1. re: tamarw

                                                            Boca Raton. I will probably come in every two months on the average, staying one to two weeks at a time. I would venture more in the summer months and less winter. I really like Florida so I cant see myself do the snowbird thing but want to be with the kids. I figure if I have my own place in NYC I wont feel like I am imposing. Could not justify a 5 bedroom house in the 5 towns when no kids are living nearby. A two bedroom apartment in Flatbush will do the trick nicely.

                                                            1. re: MartyB

                                                              You'll soon find that you could use a 5BR in Florida to accommodate the kids and grandkids.

                                                              I have the 3BR condo that was my parents in Boynton 1/4 mile from Chabad on El Clair Rd. We just bought the condo next to us when the owner moved north to be near his kids. Now we can accommodate the whole family comfortably in Florida as well as up north. I'd love to get rid of the 17 room house in CT, but the kids won't hear of it. Youngest graduates high school in January and the house will be very empty and lonely except for holidays.

                                                              1. re: bagelman01

                                                                My hosting days are over, I go to them. Much more efficient. Any get together will be at their homes or in restaurants/hotels.

                                                          2. re: MartyB

                                                            Lucky you! Boca has so many kosher options...and if you are a TJ's fan, they are opening in September on Federal Highway & Palmetto Park .
                                                            Down Powerline just past Hillsboro is Amazing Savings(not at all like the ones in NY) this is strictly food and related.They have an extensive wine selection as well.
                                                            My go to for kosher is Kosher Marketplace.Winn-Dixie across the way has it all,but I find their prices for kosher much higher than the independent stores(but their artisan breads, baked on premises, is a MUST).
                                                            Caketory on Bercassa & PalmettoPark is a small-batch type bakery...nice things like bobka & danishes that taste like homemade.

                                                            1. re: goldZ

                                                              Yes, Boca is lovely and kosher friendly. Not Flatbush or 5 Towns but more than enough. My Friday shopping begins at noon with pizza at Johns then Kosher Marketplace. With the new kosher options at Winn Dixie I find myself doing more shopping there. Good prices on the ready made chickens, but Kosher Marketplace has the better raw meat prices and selection. What I like about the ready made selection at Kosher Marketplace is their extensive selection, much more than if it were a behind the counter venue, but most of all what I like is that they list all the ingredients so if I like a dish I have a fighting chance of "reverse engineering" the recipe:)

                                                      2. Went to Glatt Mart, dirty, small selection, unimpressive, reminded me of a bodega. Went next to Moisha's on Ave M. Notwithstanding the warehouse look, I found it not too bad, decent selection, reasonable prices. This will probably be where I will do most of my shopping. Does not hold a candle to the 5 Towns options but workable. One thing I notice about the various Flatbush stores are the shabbos specials. In the 5 Towns a shabbos special means a chicken and a side, then you get fleeced by the sides. In Flatbush a special means (Glatt Mart as an example) 4 slices gefilta fish, 1 qt soup, 4 matzo balls or two kishkas, whole chicken, noodle or potato kugel and a pound of chullent for $23 ($20 at Goldbergs). The same thing at the 5 Towns stores would run you a whole lot more.

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                                                        1. re: MartyB

                                                          Marty.......at those prices I don't think you'll be cooking for Shabbos.

                                                          Here in the hinterlands, the only kosher market would charge $29 just for the chicken.

                                                          1. re: bagelman01

                                                            Ever since Brachs has been selling their shabbos specials for $10-$11 (chicken + side) I have not cooked for shabbos. Makes no financial sense. It would cost me that amount just for the raw chicken itself not to mention the work to cook it and then to buy/make the side. Now in Flatbush (Brooklyn) - "Fuggetaboutit"!

                                                          2. re: MartyB

                                                            Went to Moisha's got their shabbos special, was disappointed that they ran out of chullent. Anyway, ran into someone that I knew, he told me that If I waited another half an hour (i.e. 2:30, 1/2 hour before they close) I would be able to get many of the take-outs items for half price! Can anyone concur?

                                                          3. Was very lazy and hungry today so I decided to try once more Pomegranate since it is so darn close to me. I was being harsh and realize that I was comparing it to the full shopping experience of the 5 Towns which for me is dominated by the excellent supermarket Brachs. Pomegranate is more comparable to Gourmet Glatt, well stocked but high prices with not many sale items. With that mental reorientation I will shop at Pomegranate, just not all my shopping.