England- help needed
I am going to London unexpectedly to see a cousin who is ill. I will be staying in Ilford. Does anyone have any thoughts on what I can do for food?
I'll get some up-to-date information later, from relatives who live in Ilford, but for the moment a web search came up with these:
388, Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex IG2 6HW
020 8554 8202
Sells milk, cheeses and yoghurts in addition to
bread, cake, biscuits and other items.
Ilford Kosher Meats
7, Beehive Lane, Ilford, Essex IG1 3RG.
020 8554 3238
In addition to the above, there is a kosher grocery, but I don't know its address or phone number. When you get there, phone Chabad (020 8554 1624) or the shul (020 8554 5969), and they should be able to tell you where it is, and also anything else you might need to know.
Also, as well as the items I listed above, Golan bakery also sells sandwiches. I think that's as close to a restaurant as exists in that part of town. The nearest actual eatery is probably in Stamford Hill.
When you say 'food' are you referring to actual restaurants or just anything?
There is not a huge religious community in Ilford, so the only real places to get food are listed above.
If you want to venture to the suburbs in North West London (technically Ilford is not in London I believe) you will have a huge selection restaurant-wise.
You may also know that snacks (e.g. potato chips/ chocolate etc) not other food do not have a hechsher on the packet. You could d/l a copy of the 'kosher nosh guide' from www.kosher.org.uk and also they have the ability to product search on there. In the main supermarkets there are frozen vegetarian items such as veggie hotdogs/ burgers/ quorn etc which sometimes have the KLB (kosher london beis din) symbol on them....