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Kosher in DC area (not Shomer)

aunteejoy Oct 28, 2009 06:22 PM

Can anyone recommend some Kosher restaurants in the DC area that are open on Shabbat?

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    zsero Oct 28, 2009 06:43 PM

    That's almost (but not quite) a contradiction in terms. I don't believe there are any.

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    1. re: zsero
      parkydoc Oct 29, 2009 03:34 AM

      I think you may mean a place where you can pre-purchase a Shabbat meal, like you can in many cities in Europe. There used to be a place that did that, but the Va'ad only them do it because it was in a hotel. I have asked at Pomegranate if they could do that and their reply was "the Va'ad won't let us". If you're staying in DC for Shabbat your next best bet is to get a fridge in your hotel room and buy food beforehand.

      1. re: parkydoc
        dfsny613 Oct 29, 2009 09:08 AM

        If that is what you meantt, try www.kesher.org which is the website for one of the local orthodox shuls in DC (Georgetown) which has visitor information and a hospitality program. Also, when I was an undergrad, the GW Hillel (Foggy Bottom) offered meals for some or all of shabbat that DC visitors could pay for in advance.

        1. re: dfsny613
          vallevin Oct 29, 2009 04:13 PM

          I am guessing that the OP is genuine in her post, she wants to eat kosher food but is not Shomer Shabbat and wants a place to go out to eat on Shabbos. I am also guessing she would be okay with certification from a Conservative Rabbi

          1. re: vallevin
            aunteejoy Nov 1, 2009 02:11 AM

            That is exactly right.

          2. re: dfsny613
            Bzdhkap Oct 30, 2009 05:30 AM

            Though I may be wrong, I'm pretty sure that their restaurant info. is out of date.

            1. re: Bzdhkap
              dfsny613 Oct 30, 2009 05:57 AM

              Well, if vallevin is right about the OP then I can not be of help. As to whether their info is right or not, the OP can always call any places listed, call the shul, check with the local JCC or the fedration, etc.

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        craigcep Oct 29, 2009 05:33 AM

        There are restaurants in the NY area that have heckshers and are open on Shabbat for non-prepaid meals. Whether they are the Indian places, the various vegetarian/vegan places or the Hebrew National delis. The heckshers may not be universally accepted, but they exist.

        That being said, I don't know anything about the DC world.

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