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kosherjewishfoodie May 3, 2010 12:08 PM

Is there a place on the UWS or midtown of Manhatten to get kosher frozen yogurt or soft serve ice cream?

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    sanekosher May 3, 2010 02:32 PM

    There's also Scream gelato on the UWS and in Madame Tussaud museum...both under Rabbi Mehlman's (Ohav Shalom on W. 84th St ) supervision

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      DeisCane May 4, 2010 12:05 PM

      Scream was good, but it's really expensive.

    2. tamarw May 3, 2010 01:53 PM

      Rita's NYC just got a hechsher. http://www.ritasfranchises.com/stores...

      Their custard is fantastic.

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        vallevin May 3, 2010 03:37 PM

        CHOWHOUNDERS........Run, do not walk to Rita's..... go get 2 quarts of the Mango ice and enjoy.

        FYI - I just clarified with the Va'Ad of Metrowest about the store they supervise in Livingston, some the ices - I think they are called creamed ices are actually dairy and I wondered about cross contamination of the pareve products in the store but I was told separate spoons are used.

        Now if they would only bring back pink grapefruit.

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          azna29 May 4, 2010 11:20 AM

          The Rita's in Glen Rock NJ is also under supervision. I called and they said they have a certificate from KOA in Passaic NJ, Rabbi Issacson. The KOA website does not state whether it is orthodox/conservative etc.. Does anyone know?

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            queenscook May 4, 2010 03:08 PM

            I've already had a recent post on another thread removed for mentioning hashgacha info, so I don't know if this will be allowed, but the OU Kashrus rav I ask my kashrus shaillot of does not "recommend" the KOA.

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        craigcep May 3, 2010 12:42 PM

        Tasti D-Lite? There's are a couple of Red Mangos in midtown too.

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          GilaB May 3, 2010 01:26 PM

          Red Mango is kosher?

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            cheesecake17 May 3, 2010 01:32 PM

            it is kosher. it's pretty good too. the website has a breakdown of the supervision of the yogurt in the faq's section.

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              queenscook May 3, 2010 01:57 PM

              Reading the FAQ section, it seems that the product is certified, but the stores are not. Not everyone would eat in such a place. I notice it's not on the O.Z. (Ohav Tzedek) list.

              I also wonder why they need three different certifications. Why wouldn't the OU certify the Tangomonium or Cocoa flavor, for instance?

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                GilaB May 3, 2010 08:17 PM

                Perhaps they're made in different facilities?

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                  cheesecake17 May 4, 2010 09:55 AM

                  I was just reporting what the website said. Up to you to go there or not...

                  The OU may have not certified to other flavors because they were made in a different factory... like GilaB said below..

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                craigcep May 3, 2010 01:59 PM

                I'm like Fox - I report, you decide. In a similar vein, I believe that Mister Softee has a similar certifications (that is, the product is certified but not the trucks themselves).

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