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kosher Thanksgiving??

alimentation Nov 19, 2008 09:57 AM

My evil food hating family is conspiring to eat nothing on Thanksgiving but VEGAN kosher food. Rather than sob my eyes out I'm coming to you, Chowhounders. Do you know any restaurant in Manhattan that is a) serving Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving, b) kosher, and c) actually tasty? Thanks in advance.

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    rolise RE: alimentation Nov 20, 2008 08:30 AM

    Try asking on the kosher board.

    1. floretbroccoli RE: alimentation Nov 20, 2008 01:02 PM

      For many people, if it's truly vegan, it's automatically kosher. That is, rules for what is kosher are entirely animal-related. Something with no animal products at all would be kosher.

      People who are very strict, though, may still require kosher certification.

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        mslex RE: floretbroccoli Nov 23, 2008 07:11 AM

        Kosher certification would also mean checked vegtables(for bugs), it is a very tedious process and a lot of vegan places are not Kosher certified because of it. I know I am replying to this post but Gourmet on J was a great recommendation. They are right off the Q train.

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        alc RE: alimentation Nov 20, 2008 01:35 PM

        Candle 79 serves a fabulous vegan Thanksgiving dinner. I don't think (but I'm not certain) that they are certified) but they serve no meat whatsoever.

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          curious otter RE: alimentation Nov 21, 2008 10:55 AM

          One place comes to mind: Blossom Restaurant, on 9th ave and 21st st. http://www.blossomnyc.com/events2.html

          vegan and kosher! (and no, I'm not affiliated. I've actually never been there but have heard great things)

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            italianagambino RE: alimentation Nov 21, 2008 11:36 AM

            You can do what they did in a christmas story and go chinese....Buddha Bodai...http://www.chinatownvegetarian.com/....., Vegetarian chinese..BYOB

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              chocolatebirthdaycake RE: italianagambino Nov 22, 2008 05:49 PM

              Take the train to "Gourmet on J", you can buy the whole meal there. Actually, on Avenue J (Flatbish, about 15 minutes from union Square), there are a few kosher gourmet places that offer great Traditional Thanksgiving items to go. Otherwise, call Le Marais and see if they're doing anything - or Second Avenue Deli (TWO traditions in one!!!)

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