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Jul 24, 2013 06:03 PM

Delivery from Highland Park on a Friday Afternoon

I will be staying in hotel for a wedding in Somerset, NJ and will need to have food for Shabbat. I won't arrive at the hotel until roughly 3pm, but most kosher restaurants in the area close at 2. Do you know anywhere that will deliver that late on a Friday? Shabbat doesn't start until around 8.

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  1. Check Lin's Chinese in Manville - I think they're even a little closer to the hotels in Somerset than Highland Park, and they do a lot of deliveries.

    You could consider having a delivery made to the hotel and they'll hold it until you get there.

    If all else fails, there's a Kosher Experience in the Shop Rite in Bound Brook (only about an 8-10 minute drive from the Somerset hotel area). See how late they're open - and pick up some food.

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    1. re: helou

      If you are not interested in chinese food, then Jerusalem Pizza and Glatt 27 are both places to consider. Glatt 27 (it's the local butcher/kosher market, offers a wide range of prepared foods) has a pretty wide delivery range, but they do close by 2 on Fridays.

      As helou said, check with the hotel - maybe they will hold your food for you in a fridge off the lobby if you pre-pay for the food. Then you won't even have to worry about finding the Shoprite in Bound Brook (which also offers a lot of food options).

      1. re: asf78

        Thanks Asf78. Do you know when Jerusalem Pizza closes?

        1. re: PotatoPuff

          I don't, actually, but I can give you the phone number: 732-249-0070. The address is 231 Raritan Ave. in Highland Park. My guess is that they will also close around 2 on a Friday, but with Shabbos starting when it does during the summer hours (and the owner lives locally, so he doesn't have a long commute home), it's possible they will be open a little later on Fridays this time of year.

          Also, I saw your response to helou about concerns about the hotel holding your food without refrigerating... I'm sure if you call ahead and they know to expect the delivery, they would refrigerate it - as long as they know to expect it and the food is pre-paid.

          Good luck! Food and travel is always a challenge.

          p.s. one of the best deals from Jerusalem Pizza is the combination plate. It consists of four salads (whatever they have in the salad bar that day, which would typically include cold salads such as Israeli salad, pasta salad, broccoli and kidney beans, marinated mushrooms, corn salad (and about 10-15 other options for cold) as well as hot "salads" that could included breaded fried cauliflower, angel hair with broccoli, seitan with pineapple carrots and eggplant, and about 8 other choices on any given day), 4 falafel balls, and a pita. For $7.45. It's a massive amount of food - they do not skimp on the amount of each salad they give.

      2. re: helou

        Thanks helou: I don't have a car so I can't drive to ShopRite but will look into Lin's. I don't know how I feel about them holding the food - they may not refrigerate it and it could be quite a while...