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Sep 10, 2008 10:13 AM

NYC Jerusalem (J2) Broadway Pizza

Has anyone else noticed this? Is J2 under new management? I thought I noticed something different there before the summer. Even the Moschiach is different. My apologies if I missed this under another post.

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    1. Yes, I realized that the management changed. I wonder what the plan is with the back (downstairs) with the stainless holding cabinets? Buffet? And if they plan on working on the upstairs?

      I see they added packaged snacks in the front.

      1. Today I had lunch with my cartoonist friend, Steinberg. We went to check out the recently improved J2. J2 used to be a standard pizza store but is now billing itself as a "Gourmet Marketplace". In addition to the regular pizza / salad options, they now have fresh fruit in the front and a buffet- like set up in the back, where you can take different dishes and then pay by the pound. This is awesome for indecisive people like me or commitment phobic people like Steinberg (just kidding). It is also great because it lets you pick exactly what you want to eat. For example, they had mixed roasted vegetables, which I usually avoid since I don't like roasted peppers or eggplant. In this situation though, I was able to pick out JUST the squash and zucchini and eat only that. I also was able to take the cheesiest part of the baked ziti, the exact size of grilled fish fillet that I wanted, exactly 3 pieces of cauliflower tempura, a scoop of grilled sweet potato and one perfect looking strawberry. This came out to about 1.2 lbs. Everything was really good, in a somewhat greasy cafeteria style food kind of way, but it was waaay too much food. Not that I didn't eat it all. Hours later, I am still stuffed. I will definitely be back.

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        1. re: rebeccaLunch

          Rebecca, it seems that you had three lunches today and it is not yet noon. While I applaud you for that accomplishment alone, I really do appreciate your insights and updates.

          1. re: Kosher Critic

            Thank you! You can read more of my insights on other Kosher lunches at

            1. re: serenarobin

              It's $8/lb. For my eight dollars, I would have been better off buying the gallon of oil that each dish soaks in and just drinking it. At least that would have been efficient. I cannot recommend a single thing in the salad bar save the fresh fruit.

              1. re: serenarobin

                I think a bit over ten dollars with tax.

            2. I understand that J2 in Manhattan was sold to Asians.