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Kosher for Passover desserts from a bakery/restaurant?

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Half my family will be in town the end of March. We want to have an afternoon dessert thing set up at my Mother's nursing home, both because of her condition and the cost involved in going out.

It is during Passover. Part of the family here is strictly Kosher, so they won't eat anything that I make in my kitchen since I don't keep kosher and all my baking stuff has had flour and milk products in it.

Anyone know of a place to buy anything pre-made? I know Byerly's has popovers, but I called there today and they didn't think they would have brownies, cookies or cake.

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  1. I'd try calling Cecil's Deli in St. Paul. They have desserts, though I don't know how they are - and they'll certainly be able to tell you if they're kosher - and if they aren't, might have a suggestion for you.

    1. You might try Little Tel Aviv.

      3238 West Lake Street
      Minneapolis, MN 55416
      612-929-1111

      1. Some Byerly's have more options for kosher than others. When I needed to buy kosher chicken to bring to a party held at a house with a kosher kitchen, the host recommended the Byerly's in St. Louis Park and specified that other locations had a much smaller selection of kosher items. I'm not sure if this is the one you called, but if not, I would try there.

        Also, I think Trader Joe's sometimes has the sort of thing you are looking for during Passover.

        1. Check out Vitali’s Bistro, 5101 Minnetonka Blvd, St. Louis Park
          http://www.vitalisbistro.com/menu.html

          1. Look, any restaurant that's kosher is pretty much closed for Passover, rather than make their kitchens and storefront kosher for Passover. It's Byerly's in SLP, Lunds in Highland Park, Cub Foods in Hopkins, try Sholom (you may be able to buy something there.)

            1. Crossroads Deli in Hopkins. Fantastic.
              http://crossroadsdelicatessen.com/

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              1. re: EBetsyMeyer

                What would you recommend that would meet the OP's request for the strictly kosher family members?

                The meat & cheese trays described on their catering site make me wonder if Crossroads is kosher.

                1. re: KTFoley

                  Hmmm. They have described themselves to me in the past as Kosher - and I understand your concern.

                  1. re: KTFoley

                    Do they serve a Reuben? Then they ain't kosher. Don't confuse kosher-style with actual full-blown Kosher. There isn't a deli in town that's kosher. They may make kosher-style-for Passover, but anyone who keeps Kosher isn't touching it. Now that Fishman's is closed, it's Byerly's in SLP, Lund's in Highland Park, or the Cub Foods in Hopkins for your kosher-for-passover needs. Even then, always check for the heksher, the certificate of kashrut. Even Byerly's will serve kosher-for-Passover-style baked goods.

                    1. re: bohemianclub

                      Took a look at Crossroads Deli and they sell ham so definitely not kosher.

                      In regards to Kosher for Passover Baked goods I do not hink you will find anything freshly baked - I know here in Chicago it is primarily prepackaged baked goods - personally I think Byerly's or Lundi's would be you best bet -