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Dec 9, 2013 05:51 PM

Kosher Near 71 Thomas Street Courthouse NYC

Got a jury duty summons in the mail today, is there anywhere to eat nearby?

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  1. There's a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf with Kosher Sandwiches (ChofK) and Pastries (Butterflake) on the notrth east corner of Broadway and Read Street (approximately 4 blocks away from Thomas Street Courthouse).

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    1. re: praguer

      Wow, I didn't know they had pastries from Butterflake!

    2. There's a Pita Express about 7 blocks north on Broadway. In my own experience of jury duty, you get a LONG lunch break while you're waiting to be called, so you have plenty of time to venture a little further afield. You could grab lunch, then head over to Chinatown for ingredient shopping.

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      1. re: GilaB

        Ingredient shopping on jury duty lunch break - brilliant!

        1. re: AdinaA

          Thank you :) I'm so rarely in the area that I try to take advantage when I can.

          1. re: AdinaA

            Haha Adina you made me think of that episode of Sex and the City where, if I remember correctly, Carrie is on jury duty and wonders why a fellow juror has a whole pineapple in his briefcase. Maybe I should buy one and see if anyone gets the reference.

          2. re: GilaB

            Hmmm, if we really do get that long of a lunch break I might be able to make it all the way to Bravo Pizza on Trinity Street...

            1. re: GilaB

              where is pita express? I know of a pita place on Fulton off Broadway.

              1. re: kosherfoodie1226

                That's pita express. But it's south on Broadway, not north.

                1. re: avitrek

                  Sorry, pita express is on Ann street. Crisp is on Fulton.

                        1. re: avitrek

                          What is the certification for Crisp? Didn't see anything on their website?

                          1. re: PotatoPuff

                            I believe it's Cup-K, Rabbi Israel Meir Steinberg.

                            1. re: GilaB

                              In that case, stay away from it.

              2. Also if you're going to Chinatown, might as well have dim sum:

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                1. re: iris

                  I haven't been there in a while. I used to love Buddha Boddai . Enjoy.

                  1. re: kosherfoodie1226

                    Everyone I know who's been there raves about it. I wish I could try it too, but I the hechsher is completely unreliable, no better than no hechsher at all.

                  2. re: iris

                    How is this place? I've been curious but put off by the strange website and the fact that no one I know has been there.

                    1. re: DevorahL

                      It's trying to be high end fast food gourmet falafel. The food itself is good, and provides different flavors that work with falafel. Personally, I'm still a fan of classic with humus, techina, and israeli salad. I'd rather have a good fresh hot falafel than their variations, but it's worth trying at least once. And if they were the only option in the area I wouldn't be opposed to eating there.

                      1. re: avitrek

                        I think she was asking about Buddha Bodai :)

                          1. re: DevorahL

                            It's one of my favorites. I find it fun to order things I'm not familiar with in addition to my old reliables (steamed 'meat' buns and turnip cakes). It's pretty rare that a kosher vegetarian gets to be adventurous in a restaurant and the dim sum is cheap enough that you're not out more than $3 if you order something you're not wild about. When I left my old job in their delivery range, I ordered a bunch and froze it all for later.

                            1. re: CloggieGirl

                              I miss their dim sum. I used to have a client a block away. I used to go there for lunch after seeing that client. You're right, the turnip cakes were one of my favorites. I also recommend the meat and chicken pies and shrimp dumplings . Enjoy.

                            2. re: DevorahL

                              I'm also a fan of the restaurant, that's why I suggested it. And agree about the turnip cakes!