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Jul 30, 2008 02:13 PM

Kosher Philadelphia

I am planning a trip to philly and was wondering does anyone have reviews on the restraunts there?

Thanks as always to my fellow Chowheads.

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  1. I like Mama's Grill (meat)


    New Harmony (vegan!)

    Both are good casual choices.

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    1. re: Prettypoodle

      Are there any decent high end Kosher places anywhere in the Philly metro area?

    2. We really enjoy Espresso Cafe in North Philadelphia. The owner,Sharon, truly aims to please. He is especially good at aiming to please children. My 9 yr old has loved his food. We go whenever we get to Philadelphia. Yi Tsi Peking in Bala Cynwyd is very good. There is also a dairy place in Bala Cynwyd that used to be in Great Kosher Restaurants. It was pretty good. Mama's Vegetarian in downtown Philadelpia on s. 20 st has very good falafel. Friends of mine liked Maccabeem on S. 12 St in downtown Philadelphia. It is a meat Israeli place.

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      1. re: momrn

        Maccabeam is no longer kosher (or at least no longer supervised by Community Kashrus of Greater Philadelphia).

        1. re: tdg

          Any idea whether the new owner is going to keep it kosher under a different supervision, or take it officially treif?

            1. re: tdg

              Apparently the answer is yes. Maccabeam is once again under the Community Kashrus of Greater Philadelphia.

      2. There is a good dairy place in Bala Cywyd called Cafe Shira. It is at 134 Bala Avenue . We went last summer and enjoyed .

        1. Does anyone have any recent reviews of "Max and David's" in Elkins Park?

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          1. re: Bzdhkap

            Max and David's is excellent! Did you search on it? I went just a few months ago.

            1. re: Bzdhkap

              I was there a few months ago and I thought it sucked, from the service to the food. The only thing I had that was worth eating were the fries. I don't practice kosher though.

            2. Lin Glatt in Cherry Hill NJ is pretty good. I hear the lunch special (weekdays only) is a real steal. Mama's vegetarian has great falafel in fluffy homemade pita bread (get it with the eggplant spread). New Harmony is my favorite of the kosher vegetarian Chinese places, but Kingdom of vegetarians is also good, especially their dim sum (not sure if the hashgachah is conservative on these two). The take-out fried chicken at the Acme in Narberth is very good. Thank you.

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              1. re: Bride of the Juggler

                Yes,Mama's falafel is very good. Between three of us, we tried almost everything they served and enjoyed it all.

                1. re: Bride of the Juggler

                  Mama's is excellent. I moved from Philly and miss it a lot.
                  In my opinion, the fried chicken at Acme is brutal.