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I HAVE NO CLUE!! I need a great kosher vegetarian place for a biz lunch w/ important client

Bill Strzempek Oct 18, 2010 10:24 AM

And to make it more challenging -- should be in reasonable distance to Tribeca...

I keep thinking Nobu, but what about the kosher part?? Somewhere in the back of my brain I think they do kosher...

I have not failed my boss with his client lunches yet, but the bar is a bit too high for me alone on this one!!

Thanks for any sugs.

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  1. princeofpork RE: Bill Strzempek Oct 18, 2010 10:34 AM

    There are a bunch of kosher, vegetarian places in Curry Hill.

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      cheesecake17 RE: princeofpork Oct 18, 2010 11:20 AM

      yes, but not along the lines of nobu (never been, but I hear it's a pretty upscale place)

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      cheesecake17 RE: Bill Strzempek Oct 18, 2010 10:36 AM

      You should post on the Kosher board for a better response.

      A few questions- does the client require a kosher vegetarian restaurant? Or does the client just need a kosher restaurant?

      Nobu is definitely not kosher. They may be able to prepare sushi or a dish using only kosher types of fish, but that doesn't make it kosher.

      One recommendation I can think of- Blossom. It's kosher (though not everyone who keeps kosher accepts the supervision) and it's vegan. I believe it's in Chelsea.

      105 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013

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        milklady RE: Bill Strzempek Oct 18, 2010 10:40 AM

        I think you'll get a great response if you post this on the Kosher board, especially if you make it clear whether you need a restaurant that is kosher OR vegetarian, or one that is kosher AND vegetarian. Good luck!

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          Bill Strzempek RE: milklady Oct 18, 2010 11:41 AM

          Thanks all - I did not realize there was a kosher board! "Who knew?" FYI, it must be both kosher AND vegetarian, thanks for the pointers, all, as always.

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            cheesecake17 RE: Bill Strzempek Oct 18, 2010 11:52 AM

            If possible- try to find out how strict your kosher vegetarian eater is. Some people will not accept the supervision of certain kosher restaurants and many veggie kosher restaurants fall in this category. If that's not possible, err on the stricter side and choose a restaurant with a widely recognized and ok'ed supervision.

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              princeofpork RE: Bill Strzempek Oct 18, 2010 12:46 PM

              Kosher and vegetarian? Next thing you are going to tell us is they dont drink alcohol either. If thats the case, why even go out to eat?

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                cheesecake17 RE: princeofpork Oct 18, 2010 12:56 PM

                nothing wrong with being kosher and veggie!!

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                  princeofpork RE: cheesecake17 Oct 18, 2010 04:37 PM

                  Certainly not but it sure limits your choices.

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                    small h RE: princeofpork Oct 18, 2010 04:41 PM

                    Should someone with the handle princeofpork really be commenting on kosher vegetarian options? Not really your area of expertise, no?

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                      princeofpork RE: small h Oct 18, 2010 05:15 PM

                      So true however I became the princeofpork rebelling against the confines of a strict upbringing

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                        small h RE: princeofpork Oct 18, 2010 05:29 PM

                        Aha. I wish I could blame my shellfish lust on my strict upbringing, but I didn't have one. I wonder if Hangawi would work for the OP? I doubt it's certified kosher, but it's certainly vegetarian, and pretty upscale.

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                          UES Mayor RE: princeofpork Oct 19, 2010 03:25 AM

                          Pork rules!!!

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