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Sep 19, 2011 11:45 AM

NY to Chicago

Going to be driving from NY to Chicago with the family over the holidays. Besides Teaneck , are there any kosher places along Route 80 thru PA and Ohio ?

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  1. It's not on 80, but Cleveland isn't that far off 80. It's probably the only large Jewish community you will pass through until you hit northern Jersey.

    7 Replies
    1. re: avitrek

      Wrong way avitrek...... You will need to get off 80 and hit up Cleveland, but really if you just driving to get somewhere for the Chag, bring sandwiches. Are you planning one long haul? Or are you stopping overnight?

      1. re: vallevin

        South Bend Indiana and Cleveland Ohio both have decent sized Orthodox communities, you should be able to find kosher restaurants in both.

        1. re: tzurriz

          You're kidding, right? Kosher restaurants in South Bend?

          1. re: ferret

            Not kidding- they have a Yeshiva there - not to be confused with Notre Dame - :-)

            1. re: ferret

              Not kidding at all. I don't live there, but most of the people I went to Day School with as a kid do now. A quick google search came up with 2 right off the bat.

              Breadsmith Bakery
              2022 South Bend Ave
              South Bend, IN 46637
              (574) 273-9130

              South Bend Kosher
              2622 Twyckenham Drive
              South Bend, IN 46614
              (574) 251-9569

              Now, I can't speak from personal experience about either of them, but there are at least 2. Probably more.

              1. re: tzurriz

                Not questioning the presence of observant Jews, just the use of "restaurants" in the plural. I saw the Breadsmith link online, a pretty big stretch to call it a restaurant.

                As for the second one, it's a caterer and not a restaurant.

                The population is tiny by any standards. Milwaukee, with a much larger population, has had a hard time sustaining more than a couple of restaurants (and I'm being charitable calling them that).