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Oct 11, 2008 05:06 PM

off the beaten path kosher restaurant recs.

Dear Hounders-
I am going out to dinner with a group of about 10 people. We are looking for your suggestions. Please recommend your favorite off-the-beaten-path kosher restaurant in the 5 Boroughs (preferably accessible by public transit). Thanks so much!!
UWS Foodie and Co.

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  1. board frequenters know that im constantly recommending patoug, its persian, on springfield and northern in bayside, and the food and service is great

    its always empty, bc 1- people dont know its there and 2- when people see it and see the kosher sign, bc its not in a jew neighborhood, they think they imagined the sign

    if youre into persian, i think theyre far superior to colbeh

    if you want any elaboration, ask away

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    1. re: shoelace

      Thanks so much. Do you know who supervises the kashrus of Patoug?

      1. re: UWSFoodie

        I'm about 90% sure it's under the queens vaad.

        I know for sure that it's under one of the more machmir hashgachot, bc my family is pretty machmir about this stuff and we looked into it before going there first for my sister in law's grad party.

        1. re: shoelace

          just verified, it is the queens vaad

          you can use this to get discounted gift certificates, which they accept no problem, though the prices really arent bad, not cheap, but definitely not expensive

          you can use that link to check out the menu

          just a note, despite what it says on the second link, im 99% sure there is no sukkah on premises, and i know for sure there was no nine days menu, though they do have a couple of fish dishes and one veggie dish, which was kinda eh

          this is a place for people who are looking for a really great meat meal

    2. Pita Off the Corner, on E 2nd St just off the corner of Ave P. One minute from the F train.

      For soups, you still can't beat Olympic Pita. (F train to 15th St and then B68, or Q/B train to Ave J and then walk a bit.)

      1. I really like Caravan of Dreams in the East Village - If you live in the city, I'm not sure if this place is "off the beaten path" for you, but even if you head downtown often, it's more the type of food that's served and type of restaurant it is that's "off the beaten path" for kosher eaters. Wonderfully tasty vegan and live food that anyone looking for an "off the beaten path" kosher meal should appreciate, nice atmosphere, open late. On some nights, they have live music. Their tables are generally set up to accommodate 2 to 4 people, but they can combine tables, and they do have a back room. I would call ahead though to make sure they can accommodate a party of 10.

        They do have kosher supervision, though it's not a universally accepted hashgacha, so you'll have to know how all attendees feel about the varying NYC kashrut supervisions. They do offer about 1 or 2 non-kosher wines for drinking, but the wine menu specifies which wines are kosher and which not, and I'm pretty sure that the sangria is made with kosher wine, as are any dishes that are cooked with wine.