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rachel_reagan Nov 29, 2009 05:42 PM

I found a list of only 4 kosher restuarants/bakeries in MN. There have to be more options than this, right? I'm looking for kosher desserts and candies. Help!

Here's the list: http://www.minnesotakosher.org/restau...

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  1. weinstein5 RE: rachel_reagan Nov 29, 2009 06:37 PM

    Nope those are pretty much it - Fishman's and Byerly's have a large assortment of kosher food items - Fishman's also has an in-house bakery. You might also post this request on the kosher board of chowhound -

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      Latinpig RE: weinstein5 Dec 1, 2009 08:15 AM

      Actually, Little Tel Aviv is kosher as well. It is down the street from Fishmans.

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        weinstein5 RE: Latinpig Dec 1, 2009 09:14 AM

        That is right - actually I have not eaten there so I could not comment -

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        kamper RE: weinstein5 Dec 3, 2009 03:03 PM

        Byerly's in St. Louis Park has an in-house Kosher bakery as well.

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        KTFoley RE: rachel_reagan Dec 3, 2009 03:15 PM

        For those who might be doing a search, these four locations are named in rachel_reagan's link:

        Byerlys, St. Louis Park
        Fishmans, St Louis Park
        Little Tel Aviv, Minneapolis
        Breadsmith, 3 locations

        My curiosity is definitely piqued now: do we know of any OTHER kosher spots, beyond what the OP identified in the beginning? Is that really all there are?

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          weinstein5 RE: KTFoley Dec 3, 2009 04:17 PM

          The site the OP references is the organization responsible for certifying establishments as being kosher in Minnesota - so that would be the definitive list of what is kosher in Minnesota - because they would include anything that might have been certified by one of the national organizations -

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            rachel_reagan RE: weinstein5 Dec 5, 2009 04:23 PM

            Yeah, French Meadow claims some items are kosher, but I don't believe they are certified. if they were, it would list the rabbinical info and certification info typically.

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              KosherVeg RE: rachel_reagan Aug 5, 2010 07:22 PM

              Some of their items are -- though perhaps only sold b2b not b2c. Under R' Zeilingold's hashgachah I believe.

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          steve_in_stpaul RE: rachel_reagan Aug 6, 2010 02:29 AM

          Considering it's the Twin Cities and a neighborhood SuperValu to boot, Cooper's, in Sibley Plaza on West 7th in St. Paul carries a surprising amount of kosher goods, including a maybe-10-foot refrigerated case for meats and dairy products. IIRC there's half of one side of an aisle of groceries and some frozen food, too. And, of course, the selection goes up exponentially around the holidays.

          It wouldn't surprise me that the Lund's in Highland Park also has a relatively high proportion of kosher foods, though they carry so many different foods that it doesn't stand out as much as it does at Cooper's.

          I can't speak to the certification aspect of it at all, however.

          1. LiaM RE: rachel_reagan Aug 6, 2010 06:00 AM

            I recently read this article about Sebastian Joe's ice cream getting kosher certification:


            I'm a big fan of the raspberry chocolate chip.

            Sebastian Joe's
            4321 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

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              Latinpig RE: LiaM Aug 6, 2010 09:23 AM

              Trader Joes has some very good kosher ribeye steaks. Costco in Saint Louis Park has had some good selections of Kosher meat in the last year at very good pricing.

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              type2runner RE: rachel_reagan Aug 6, 2010 06:37 PM

              Wouldn't Cecil's in Highland Park, and Brothers in Downtown Mpls be kosher?

              Highland Park
              St. Paul, MN, St Paul, MN

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                steve_in_stpaul RE: type2runner Aug 6, 2010 07:59 PM

                In Cecil's case, it depends on how kosher you want. You can ask to keep the cheese off the meat sandwich. The Dr. Brown's certainly is kosher. But I suspect they're not as observant as the OP is seeking.

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                  weinstein5 RE: steve_in_stpaul Aug 6, 2010 08:18 PM

                  To add to Steve there is Kosher-Style and Kosher - the difference being in that kosher usually has an outside body that supervises to insure everything is kosher -

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                    KosherVeg RE: weinstein5 Aug 7, 2010 10:51 PM

                    Right. Kosher-style is just a misnomer, isn't though? It tends to refer to Jewish cuisine as opposed to Jewish Dietary Law Abiding Cuisine. Wouldn't you say?

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                      Latinpig RE: KosherVeg Aug 8, 2010 10:48 AM

                      Again it depends how strict you are. I believe that Cecils carries Kosher meat which they slice on separate slicers. However, some holding striclty to kashrut laws would not probably eat it.

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                KosherVeg RE: rachel_reagan Aug 25, 2012 07:32 PM

                Anyone here anything more about this? New kosher restaurant on the scene?


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                  GutGrease RE: KosherVeg Aug 27, 2012 02:00 PM

                  This is the first that I've heard, but I'll bet that it will generate some buzz on these boards when it does open. St. Louis Park is the right spot as well

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