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Mar 10, 2010 09:18 AM

where in NJ to Pesach shop?

We live in North/Central Jersey, and last year ventured to Teaneck for all of those hard-to-find Pesach items. Did we hit the jackpot or is there somewhere better (in terms of selection) to buy our wares? Bonus points for an area that also sells items kosher for Sfaradim. TIA!

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  1. Shoprites with a 'Kosher Experience' usually have a great selection of items. Depending on what you're looking for, and how far you are, might be better to drive into Brooklyn. That way you can go to a bunch of stores and take advantage of sale items.

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    1. re: cheesecake17

      Thanks. BK is always a possibility--just hate the NJ to BK traffic!

      1. re: noya

        Noya...Shoprite in Paramus does have a small Sfardi section

        1. re: vallevin

          we'll have to check that out. Thank you!

    2. The Shoprites in Livingston and West Orange have the biggest selection, imo.

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      1. re: DeisCane

        Dude, you've gotta get to Teaneck ;-) Was just at SR in West Orange and the selection is about 1/10th that of what we found in Teaneck. Thanks though!

        1. re: noya

          Yes, I know that Teaneck is better. I actually meant to say that SRL and SRWO are biggest south of Teaneck.

          1. re: noya

            What places in Teaneck? Where should I try?


            1. re: patriotsmass

              I think the name of the grocery we went to was Glatt Express. Their selection of cheeses and shmura was especially impressive. The store was packed with provisions and people, so I think we'll try to stop in at an off-hour this time around!

              1. re: noya

                was at glatt express-one aisle of kosher for passover groceries, small selection of cheese-very disapointing

              2. re: patriotsmass

                Patriot -- you have a glut of glatt in T'neck. Glatt Express is the biggest exclusive kosher market but there is also Teaneck Glatt, Best Glatt, and Glatt World. Depending on much time you have to waste you can spend a whole day price checking. There is also fresh kosher meat at Shoprite in Paramus (O-U) and Fairway (R. Marmorstein).

                IMHO Kosher cheese selection is best at Fairway, but you have to check kashrus on each one with your Rav. A lot of the cheese are under private supervision of Rabbis in France and Switzerland -- not bad hashgacha, just not widely known.

          2. We sometimes go to the shoppers haven in Monsey. Its about 20 min up on the parkway north and they have everything.. its like shoprite but all of it is kosher. Its just a madhouse before holidays though.

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              1. re: noya

                i found that the prices in shop rite are pretty good on items like matza meal. Was in bklyn and found the shelves not fully stocked-was at glatt mart and pomegranate and was somewhat disapointed

                1. re: koshergourmetmart

                  last year i went shopping mid pesach at the Acme in clifton. They had stuff there I had never seen before ( it was in their seasonal aisle)- even in brooklyn! i dont know abt their cheese ( i dont recall) but i know they had some kitniyot stuff. I am planning to go back there again this year and hoping for the same luck!

                  1. re: marissaj

                    Fairway (UWS) had a large selection of Passover cheeses. I bought a sheep milk cheese ($5.99) that the counter guy said is like a Manchego. I also bought 5 Spoke Herbal Jack ($5.99). They had several interesting goat and sheep soft cheeses- don't remember the brand but they were packed in really cute little brown boxes.

                    I also saw several varieties of "The Cheese Guy' cheddars- a goats milk cheddar looked interesting- but they were really expensive. $9.99+ for small packages.