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Apr 16, 2009 06:58 PM

5 Towns food:national hechsher?

5 Towns food:national hechsher?

Are there any 5 Towns food establishments that carry national rabbinic supervision?

I understand that some of our Rabbis prefer national supervision to the small local organizations that may have problems such as conflicts of interest etc..

Small local supervisors might feel pressured to retain undesirable clients while the large national supervisors could survive the loss of non desirable clients.

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  1. The 5 towns Vaad frowns on anything other than their hecher within their borders. I think they once went ballistic when one of their local stores got another hecher and advertised that it had added supervision.

    This actually worked for my benefit. I was in a mood for a cup of coffee and a donut this evening. I went to the Dunkin Donuts on W Bway and Rockaway Tpk, under the Vaad supervision, it was 11:30pm and the line was unreal. I remembered that there was a Dunkin Donuts in Hewlett, under supervision, but not under the Vaad. I dashed over, they had a short line (people with yarmulkas) and I was out in a few minutes. The store had their hasgacha displayed on the front door and on the counter had a sign that read "cholev yisroel milk available upon request"

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    1. re: MartyB

      There's always the one in Valley Stream on Sunrise Hwy supervised by the 5 Towns Vaad, with a drive-thru that's often open late.

      1. re: whitewater

        That is true, but this was a one time problem, the post pesach chametz feeding frenzy. I really didn't want to shlep to Valley Stream for two donuts and a coffee as I have no problems with the Hewlett store's hashgacha.

        1. re: MartyB

          kosher nexus ( has an intereresting take on the five towns hasgacha and queens vaad and the whole streit's matza issue.