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dairy desserts/pastries at fairway, paramus

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koshergourmetmart Nov 24, 2009 07:50 AM

Was at Fairway this am. They have a pastry area which has kosher breads with crusty crusts, and dairy pastries like eclairs, napoleons, cakes, tarts and more. Kosher under Rabbi Marmolstein. Everything looked great-bought some items to try. I hope they taste as good as they look. Prices seemed reasonable. They also have a spearate area with pies for thanksgiving, baguettes and more.

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    azna29 Nov 24, 2009 11:40 AM

    I have purchased the desserts and they are pretty good. I have had the red velvet cake, the cheesecake and the fruit tart and they were all very good. They were not amazing (well the red velvet cake kinda was) but they are very much worth the price. What i find more exciting are the breads, the crusty french bread is amazing, as are the demi rolls and bagels. Its hard to find a good kosher crusty bread that is not a rye..so I really appreciate that bakery being kosher (and Parve for most of the rolls/bagels)

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      hanistor Nov 24, 2009 11:47 AM

      The bagels are also very good.

      They are usually 50 cents and sometimes 3 for a dollar.

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        Foodtekie Nov 24, 2009 06:17 PM

        i HAD NOT HAD A BAGEL IN OVER THREE YEARS DUE TO BEING DIABETIC. tHEN, i MADE THE MISTAKE OF TRYING ONE OF THEIR MINI-BAGELS AND i NEVER LOOKED BACK. aT 25 CENTS THEY ARE A TRUE BARGAIN.

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      GilaB Nov 24, 2009 09:06 AM

      Rabbi MarmoRstein provides the hechsher for the baked goods and the meat slicer room at the Fairways on the UWS and Harlem, so presumably, they're bringing in stuff from the same bakery. It's overall quite good, although I find that some of it is more pretty than tasty.

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        koshergourmetmart Nov 24, 2009 10:48 AM

        i bought a small lemon meringue tart-cost; $2.99. ingredients are all nautural-no food coloring. quite tasty. Has a good lemon tang. the meringue is piped around the outside and a curlicue in the middle. would get it again.

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          craigcep Nov 24, 2009 10:56 AM

          What meat slicer rooms?

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            GilaB Nov 24, 2009 10:57 AM

            Isn't there a meat slicer area in the Red Hook one? I've not been there, and I may have misremembered what I'd heard.

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              azna29 Nov 24, 2009 11:33 AM

              In the paramus store they have a kosher deli meats and a kosher meat slicer in the deli area. So you can get the kosher salami and have it sliced on the kosher slicer. This is not ideal though as the folks behind the counter are the ordinary supermarket workers and probably don't understand/care about the significance. So there is some risk that they are not always using the kosher slicer for the kosher products. Meaning that if a nonkosher person decides to buy a kosher salami and doesn't specifically ask that it be sliced on the kosher slicer then the guy may slice it on the regular slicer and then just use the kosher slicer when you come in. I assume they train people but...who knows.

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                Kosher Critic Nov 24, 2009 03:27 PM

                I love Fairway and it is by far my favorite store in NJ. That said, I was there this week and I saw no indication that R. Marmorstein certifies the deli slicer. To the contrary, there were several indicators that the slicer is not under supervision.

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          DeisCane Nov 24, 2009 08:57 AM

          Fairway UWS has had this for awhile. Very good stuff, generally speaking.

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