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Apr 5, 2010 08:12 AM

kosher lunch

I have a guest coming into Boston this week and she's strictly Kosher...any suggestions would be appreciated. I have a car so can go anywhere...thanks

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  1. Milk Street Cafe in Boston

    Milk Street Cafe
    50 Milk St Lbby C, Boston, MA 02109

    1. There are also a number of restaurants in Brookline on Harvard Street- Butcherie, Rubins Kosher Delicatessen, Rami;s Falafel and Taam China which also has a place in Newton

      My personal favorite is Taam's excellent kosher chinese - you can also check out for reviews or also post to the kosher board of Chowhound -

      428 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

      Taam China Restaurant
      423 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

      Taam China Restaurant II
      108 Oak St, Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

      Rubin's Kosher Deli
      500 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

      Rami's Food Products
      324 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

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      1. re: weinstein5

        The Butcherie is not a restaurant, it's a kosher grocery - useful if your guest wants to pick up some food to eat at home. They also have a good selection of kosher wines, Israeli and otherwise. The other three you mention are all good options but quite different in atmosphere.

        Rami's is a falafel joint, emphasis on joint. Great food though. Rubin's is a classic fleischig Jewish deli with everything from chicken soup to corned beef. Not the best corned beef in town (that honor goes to Michael's Deli) but certainly the best glatt kosher.

        Ta'am China is the most white tablecloth of the bunch, and also has a full liquor license, so might be a better choice for a nice dinner out rather than lunch. The food quality does not remotely approach the real Chinatown gems, but is better than you'd expect for kosher Chinese.

      2. Catering by Andrew in Brookline will prepare meals for take out. Call them in advance. Not open after 2 on Friday and closed Saturdays.

        Catering by Andrew
        402 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

        1. The Jerusalem Pita and Grill in Coolidge Corner is very good, too.

          1. Didn't you ask the same question last year about dinner?

            Does this friend visit you every year around this time?

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              1. re: BobB

                same friend is sure must either have a great memory or you're spending way too much time on this site