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marissaj Aug 9, 2012 09:05 PM

Does anyone know if the yeshiva co-op store is open tomorrow (friday 10th)? What are the challot and baked goods like? IS there a take out section?
also lookong for info on national bread/ pastry shops and if they sell challa there? Does the yeshiva coop sell cheeses etc?

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    Beaconstreet Aug 10, 2012 06:01 AM

    There is a supermarket in Dunmore (near Scranton) called Ricardo's that has a sepertate kosher deli under the local Vaad of Scranton.

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      helou Aug 10, 2012 03:40 PM

      So if we wanted to spend Shabbos in a motel in Scranton (to have a short ride Sunday morning to visiting day in the Lake Como area) would there be a place where we could pick up food on a Friday? Any place to go eat lunch before the motel?

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        marissaj Aug 11, 2012 06:01 PM

        The guy at the Yeshiva Coop was AMAZING. He had take out stuff from Gourmet on J in Brooklyn (schnitzel, little tins of kugel- potato, salt n pepper, yerushalmi, sweet lokshen), tons of nosh, beigels baked goods, challot etc. You need to call in advance and have him set stuff aside- we called first thing in the morning and he set aside 2 pull apart challot for us- if he hadnt it would have been all gone by the time we arrived (although there were a few loaves of other challot left). Also, he had just got a delivery of 5 or 6 pies from Mendelsohns Pizza in Brooklyn which I brought back and we ate cold- still good :) There are a couple other places he told me- Riccardos Supermarket, and 2 bakery shops- national bread and national pastry. I got everything in Yeshiva Coop so didnt visit those stores. Be warned- Yeshiva Coop is more expensive than NY/NJ area.

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          typo lad Aug 15, 2012 08:57 AM

          That guy is my uncle - love the store.

        2. re: helou
          tamarw Aug 12, 2012 06:34 PM

          Why don't you ask the rabbi of the shul to be put up for a Shabbos?

          But yes, you can. And no, there are no restaurants.

      2. tamarw Aug 10, 2012 05:32 AM

        Very likely, and if there's a woman working there, she's my mother in law! (but I just found out she is on vacation...)

        Most of the food is brought in from elsewhere, so you'll get stuff that you come to expect in NY. Yes, cheese, yes, challah, etc.

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          helou Aug 10, 2012 05:08 AM

          There's kosher food in Scranton?

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            tamarw Aug 10, 2012 05:32 AM

            Scranton has a yeshiva, and yeshiva boys need to eat too. ;)

            It also has a sizable yeshivish community. So yes, there's nothing else there, but there is a kosher store. It's a relatively small room (or two) in a yeshiva that gets most of its food from NY.

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