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Jun 1, 2011 09:09 PM

Kosher Downtown Cleveland and Chautauqua, NY?

Hi -

Are there any prepared kosher food options in downtown Cleveland (near the Arcade)?

What about Chautauqua, NY? We are meeting some friends at Camp Stone this summer and looking to explore the surrounding area together. Supermarket recommendations are fine too.


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  1. I don't think there is anything in Downtown Cleveland. But there are some option in the Beachwood suburbs.

    1. Avitrek is right that downtown Cleveland is a zero. But there are options closer in than Beachwood, mostly in Cleveland Heights (near the corner of Cedar and Taylor) and South Euclid.

      If you don't have a car, I would take the "Rapid" from Tower CIty downtown to University Circle, then take the 32 bus to Cedar (schedule at ). Or if you didn't mind walking a mile or two, you could take the Rapid Green Line to Shaker Heights and then walk north.

      Also there is a vegetarian restaurant (Shtick's) in the Case Western law school in University Circle but I don't know if they have certification.

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      1. re: lewyn

        Would you know if any of the kosher restaurants will deliver to downtown Cleveland? Even pizza is fine. I contacted Chabad of Chautauqua and was able to make arrangements for food there. The Wegmens near Jamestown has bread, cheese, meat during the summer, and Chabad is having a BBQ while we plan to be in town.

        1. re: mamaleh

          Chabad at Chautauqua. The age of miracles is not over. I as soon expected to hear of a Chabad shaliach serving kiddush in the Vatican.

          1. re: AdinaA

            LOL. There is actually a full blown Jewish Community Center there now, with a kosher kitchen used for events. Houses activities across the Jewish spectrum. Kosher B&B arrangements too, according to their website.

      2. I haven't been to Chautauqua in years, but you may be surprised by how small the towns near it and near Camp Stone are. Even the cities in that part of the world (Erie) are not doing well. You will find the things you can count on in any American grocery, but i very much doubt that there's anything like a Trader Joe's or a Whole Foods where you might count on finding a brand of, say, hummus with a hechscher within a hundred miles of Chautauqua. I'm not saying you wont find something, only that if you want something beyond bread and tuna, you'll have to work at it.

        It's the kind of area where one of those cooler chests that you plug into the dashboard could be very practical.

        owntown Cleveland has nothing. But if that's where you're starting your drive, you can fill that cooler with wonderful stuff in Cleveland Heights.