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Nov 29, 2009 05:42 PM

kosher in mn?

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!

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  1. 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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    1. re: weinstein5

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

      1. re: Latinpig

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

      2. re: weinstein5

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

      3. 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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        1. re: KTFoley

          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 -

          1. re: weinstein5

            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.

            1. re: rachel_reagan

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

        2. 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. 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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            1. re: LiaM

              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.

            2. 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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              1. re: type2runner

                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.

                1. re: steve_in_stpaul

                  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 -

                  1. re: weinstein5

                    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?

                    1. re: KosherVeg

                      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.