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lukfam Jan 29, 2012 08:22 PM

When I was in Monsey in November I saw a sign announcing that a new Israeli based supermarket was opening. Can anyone tell me the name of the store and if it is open yet. Also, I would appreciate any suggestions for Purim/Pesach shopping.

Thanks

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    FraidaC Jan 29, 2012 10:05 PM

    Unfortunately, it has not opened and it is not going to open.

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      cappucino Jan 31, 2012 03:50 AM

      I have a suggestion. Get a second or third job. You will find lots of variety for Purim or Pesach shopping at Rockland Kosher, but you will pay through the nose for it. The other markets are overpriced too. Good luck.

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        lukfam Jan 31, 2012 07:29 AM

        Do you have any other suggestions besides Rockland Kosher and Amazing Savings?

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          FraidaC Jan 31, 2012 08:17 AM

          The two least expensive grocery stores in Monsey are All Fresh and Hatzlacha.

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            lukfam Jan 31, 2012 09:21 AM

            Does Hatzlacha carry food and houseware items such as purim packaging items? Could you give me their address and telephone number. By the way since I will be travelling by car I don't mind mind traveling to any other area within a 30 min drive.

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        lukfam Jan 31, 2012 09:21 AM

        Any comments about Rockland Bakery?

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          FraidaC Jan 31, 2012 10:34 AM

          I have lived in Monsey for about 15 years and I 've never heard of Rockland Bakery.
          For packaging and paper goods for Purim your best bet is Amazing, as you mentioned. It is possible Hatzlacha sells some. But don't come to these places until closer to Purim or they won't be available yet. Where are you coming from that Monsey is where you want to shop?

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            lukfam Jan 31, 2012 10:59 AM

            I am coming from Montreal so I can go virtually anywhere that would have the best selection - I love unusual items!

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              cappucino Jan 31, 2012 04:19 PM

              Rockland Bakery is popular with many area residents, but it does not carry an Orthodox supervision on their baked goods so the Orthodox Jews do not patronize their establishment. Hatzlacha is a smaller store, as is All Fresh, a bit more "Heimish" in appearance and in variety. I did hear that Hatzlacha is moving to a new, larger location so I don't know what they are planning. If you love unusual items, you would need to go to Rockland Kosher. That is where you can get the interesting holiday-themed food and accessories. Again, prices are ridiculous. There is nothing else nearby that would be worth it. Teaneck/Bergen county doesn't compare (they all come to Monsey to shop) and Supersol in Westchester may be too far for you.

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                lukfam Jan 31, 2012 05:11 PM

                Thank you very very much for your detailed response. When I googled Rockland Kosher Rockland Bakery came up. I didn't realize that they don't have an Orthodox hechsher, so, I will cross them off my list of places to visit on my trip. Are you saying prices are ridiculous in a good way? Can I summarize what you're saying then - that I should go to Rockland Kosher and Amazing Savings. I have never heard of Hatzlacha, where are they located. If I could go anywhere, within reason, would you have a better suggestion - brooklyn, boro park etc? How far in advance of Purim do you think they'll be fully stocked? Do any of your store suggestions post their weekly specials? If so could you give me a link.

                Thanks

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                  cappucino Feb 1, 2012 04:04 AM

                  They don't post online as far as I know. You get weekly specials in local print publications. It won't matter, though, because all holiday oriented stuff will be expensive. Rockland Kosher is a mega store with a large holiday-oriented display when you first enter and a wonderful selection of baked goods, appetizing, hot and cold prepared foods, kosher meats and sausages, candies and snacks and all the rest. For Purim, you will find both an amazing assortment of Mishloach Manot contents and prepared baskets. For Pesach, you will find everything and anything Pesach related. Purim will be out pretty soon. May even be out now, but I don't know as I haven't been there in a couple of weeks. They are probably preparing their Pesach aisles already. Wesley Kosher down the road has already begun covering shelves and putting out some Pesach foods. As for Brooklyn, that would be a much longer drive for you, but you will get more for your money because there is more competition there. I wouldn't know where to send you there so you probably should post a query about that. It will be a 90 minute drive from Monsey give or take some time based on NY Traffic. If you aren't used to doing that drive, I wouldn't attempt it if I didn't have to.

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                    laura10952 Feb 14, 2012 05:49 PM

                    Next to Amazing Savings is a Hemish store. Hatzola used to make runs to Washington Heights, you could call them.
                    PLEASE there is no Orthodox hechster from Rockland Bakery in Nanuet. It is a sensitive point for folks over here,
                    I use Monsey Glatt but will be putting up a new thread about cheesecake that I purchased at All Fresh

                    The store that you inquired about was supposed to open but there are investor problems.

                    I find that the smaller stores have excellent Pesach aisles and look forward to the holidays.

                    Look up Glaubers Bakery they have an excellent selection, and the expensive one but excellent is on Vishes (?) on Rte 306 near the fire department. Yum, Yum and more yum, but extremely expensive!

                    I have traveled to Brooklyn because my friend felt it was cheaper. Add the tolls, gas and ugh, absolutely not worth it.

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                      cappucino Feb 15, 2012 03:19 AM

                      Did you mean Hatzlacha? Because you wrote Hatzalah. Very different thing. Rockland bakery is not a sensitive point with me or anyone I know. It's just not under Orthodox supervision. Not an issue. You can either choose to buy food there or not. This is an open website.

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                        The Chowhound Team Feb 15, 2012 10:20 AM

                        Folks, just a reminder that debating the reliability of supervision is off-topic here. We appreciate the report on who supervises Rockland Bakery, but would ask that people do further research on whether that supervision meets their needs off-site. Thanks.

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