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Need help on kosher on the way back to NY from Toronto in winter--Buffalo, Niagara, Syracuse...?

cappucino Nov 1, 2009 03:43 PM

Traveling back from a Toronto wedding in the dead of January. Will be staying over in Buffalo and possibly one other place to make a trip of it with the kids. Any winter-friendly tips for family activities up there and where are the most practical kosher options. I've seen Shamash. Need advice on the best Shabbos food in Buffalo and anything else down Rochester, Syracuse, even Binghamton. Any thoughts?

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    cheesecake17 RE: cappucino Nov 2, 2009 05:58 AM

    Buffalo has a kosher butcher who prepares takeout upon request. My husband frequented the butcher when he was in college, but doesn't remember the name.

    Wegman's in Buffalo has lots of kosher products.

    The Chabad rabbi/Hillel House in SUNY Binghamton may be able to give you some advice...

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      zsero RE: cappucino Nov 2, 2009 06:40 AM

      If your route takes you through Albany, Price Chopper has plenty of kosher stuff.

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        queenscook RE: zsero Nov 2, 2009 01:58 PM

        It's one specific Price Chopper, by the way, not just any one. They have a small fleishig take-out/deli area, the bakery is kosher, and they have a tremendously large frozen kosher section which certainly rivals anything even here in Queens.

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        craigcep RE: cappucino Nov 2, 2009 09:36 AM

        Ithaca is always beautiful and there's a wonderful Jewish community at Cornell. The kosher dining hall at Cornell can likely give you take-out. There's also a great community at SUNY Binghamton. Rabbi Slonim is the Chabad rabbi there. Wegmans in Ithaca has kosher stock but not a deli or anything. As for winter activities in that part of the world, there's Greek Peak for skiing near Cortland. Otherwise lots of clouds in one of the snowiest places in America (you can thank lake effect snows. Syracuse is just bombarded).

        1. weinstein5 RE: cappucino Nov 2, 2009 10:59 AM

          Check out http://shamash.org/kosher/ for additional information and spots along the route - I travel quite about around the country and use shamash to find places for kosher food -

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            GilaB RE: weinstein5 Nov 2, 2009 01:30 PM

            Yes, the original poster said (s)he'd checked with Shamash.

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              weinstein5 RE: GilaB Nov 2, 2009 05:29 PM

              missed that -

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            il davis RE: cappucino Nov 2, 2009 03:25 PM

            Wegman's in Dewitt (Syracuse eastern suburb) has a full line of Kosher deli.It not far off I-90 off I-481.

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              GilaB RE: il davis Nov 2, 2009 03:43 PM

              Is it Kosher certified? I believe that many of the Wegman's have 'kosher' takeout that doesn't have any hechsher at all.

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              cappucino RE: cappucino Nov 2, 2009 04:29 PM

              This has been helpful, but I guess I want to know specifically if the caterer in Buffalo is any good as opposed to just getting takeout at Topps and if there was anything really good along the way near Syracuse. Thanks for the responses.

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