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Kosher in DC?

mixedeyes Jun 5, 2008 07:44 AM

I'm looking for some kosher spots in DC. Any ideas?

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    cleveland park RE: mixedeyes Jun 5, 2008 08:01 AM

    EliĀ“s on 20th and N

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    1. re: cleveland park
      Elyssa RE: cleveland park Jun 5, 2008 08:17 AM

      Eli's is the only place I know that is Kosher. But I do remember seeing a sticker with some sort of Kosher website on their door. It seemed as if you could search for kosher or kosher-friendly restaurants in the District. Perhaps a quick google search will help you out.

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      Jeserf RE: mixedeyes Jun 5, 2008 08:35 AM

      The JCC on 16th St. has a kosher cafe

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        rcooperman RE: mixedeyes Jun 5, 2008 05:28 PM

        Try this web site: http://www.shamash.org/kosher/map.php

        Works ALL around the world.

        1. RichardCrystal RE: mixedeyes Jun 6, 2008 12:57 PM

          Max's Cafe in Wheaton, 2319 University Blvd.
          Not fancy but shwarma (and more); you could plotz!

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            cleveland park RE: RichardCrystal Jun 6, 2008 01:46 PM

            great suggestion! In my humble opinion the best falafel in the area

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            Jacey RE: mixedeyes Jun 6, 2008 01:38 PM

            You can also check out some vegetarian restaurants as well as halal places in the city.

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              ferneau RE: Jacey Jun 6, 2008 02:45 PM

              Jacey - that will most likely not work for people who are strict about keeping kosher.

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                Jacey RE: ferneau Jun 9, 2008 09:53 AM

                If you keep kosher outside the home, most of these places will work. One of my friends is pretty strict about keeping kosher outside the home and that works. If you are very hardcore, you don't really eat outside the house unless it's stated as a jewish/kosher restaurant.

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              Super Salad RE: mixedeyes Jun 6, 2008 06:38 PM

              No expert but its my understanding that the only strict kosher restaurants in DC are the JCC at the cafe at the Holocaust Museum. For more variety you'll have to come to Silver Spring/Wheaton or Rockville. I'd repost the question on the kosher board.

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              1. re: Super Salad
                Elyssa RE: Super Salad Jun 7, 2008 06:08 AM

                Eli's is strict kosher.

              2. weinstein5 RE: mixedeyes Jun 7, 2008 05:56 PM

                I think this thread pretty well has covered the options in DC but you might also post this over at the kosher board of chowhound to get some personal expereinces

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                  hill food RE: weinstein5 Jun 9, 2008 12:27 AM

                  so sad, about 10 years ago there was a Kosher French place in town. (imagine!)

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                  Lfoodlie RE: mixedeyes Jun 9, 2008 01:34 PM

                  Pomegranate Bistro in Cabin John, MD. Very good reviews but reservations are a must.

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                    startsev RE: Lfoodlie Jun 9, 2008 09:07 PM

                    Pomegranate Bistro is a welcome addition to the kosher dining scene in this area- which is very limited. Definitely worth the trip from DC. and I totally agree with the recommendations on Max's felafel and shwarma. the best!

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                    mrsphud RE: mixedeyes Jun 11, 2008 05:33 AM

                    I believe that the Hillel at GW also serves Kosher meals to the public. It is pretty close to downtown DC, and is pretty much the only kosher offering. As I recall they close fairly early. In addition to the other places mentioned in Maryland, there is also Royal Dragon in Rockville for Kosher Chinese food - not bad if a bit expensive and Sienna's also in Rockville for Kosher pizza, Mexican food and a few other odds and ends. There is also a restaurant inside the Kosher Mart in Rockville, but I do not recommend it.

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                      startsev RE: mrsphud Jun 22, 2008 02:45 PM

                      ate for the first time at Eli's today and was pleasantly surprised. We had fajitas and a burger and both were fairly reasonably priced and very tasty. I was expecting a whole-in-the wall place but the decor was nice. what a nice option for locals and visitors to DC who are looking for Kosher food.

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