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How is Yolato?

dadisachef Aug 16, 2007 12:51 PM

Has anyone tried Yolato? It's a gelato place located at 168W 27th St. Is it clean? Is it good quality gelato, or does it taste like sorbet or just plain old ice cream?

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    UWSFoodie Aug 21, 2007 05:32 PM

    I was under the impression that Yolato isn't kosher. Has something changed?

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    1. re: UWSFoodie
      LoveKosherEats Aug 22, 2007 03:24 PM

      a bunch of the locations if not all are kosher

      1. re: LoveKosherEats
        tomby Aug 29, 2007 12:04 PM

        It's not under an Orthodox supervision.

        1. re: tomby
          DSCHWARTZ Aug 29, 2007 12:23 PM

          Sure it is. They;re listed as being under the supervision of Rabbi Andre Malek
          5724 11th avenue
          Brooklyn, NY 11219
          (accoridng to the website kosher-ny.com).

          1. re: DSCHWARTZ
            tomby Sep 6, 2007 08:58 AM

            I said "Orthodox" supervision; afaik, Rabbi Malek is affiliated with the Conservative movement. I would guess the issue with Yolato is gelatin.

            1. re: tomby
              DeisCane Sep 6, 2007 10:44 AM

              No gelatin, according to this link, but the ingredient lists are awfully long for something as simple as gelato.


              1. re: DeisCane
                LoveKosherEats Sep 7, 2007 06:41 AM

                Well, according to his Teudah, his signature reads in hebrew:

                Musmach MeYeshivat Yeshivat Chofetz Chayim M'Radin, MeRav HaGaon Menachem
                Zaks A"H (Alav Hashalom).

                This is an orthodox yeshiva...not conservative

                1. re: LoveKosherEats
                  tomby Sep 7, 2007 03:28 PM

                  That might be where he studied, but not where is has been a rabbi. There are links on the web; I'll let everyone do their own research for now.

                  1. re: tomby
                    zsero Sep 8, 2007 08:40 PM

                    Actually I went looking a few months ago and couldn't find anything on the web to indicate what sort of rabbi he is.

                    1. re: zsero
                      sja Sep 9, 2007 04:34 AM

                      why not call him and ask?
                      That should settle the issue. I am in Israel or I would do it myself
                      Shana Tova

                      1. re: zsero
                        shiframeir Mar 21, 2014 12:38 PM

                        here are some links (lists as conservative and keeps shabbos in his own way):


                        1. re: shiframeir
                          avitrek Mar 21, 2014 01:48 PM

                          Did you really just revive a 6 year old thread to share that information?

                          1. re: avitrek
                            shiframeir Mar 21, 2014 02:44 PM

                            yeah, i had no idea about the supervision and saw this so thought i'd provide a lil more background for peeps decisions. do u have other info?

                            1. re: shiframeir
                              avitrek Mar 22, 2014 06:04 PM

                              Yes. Ask your rabbi.

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