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Dec 21, 2013 05:18 PM

Katz's Kishke

Looking for butcher that makes Katz's kishke. It is made in Brooklyn and is glatt kosher. Thanks

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  1. Does anyone know of this butcher?

    1. no idea. best of luck.

      1. Besides Katz's kishke that is made by Katz's Delicatessen?

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        1. re: Jeri L

          Um, that's not kosher. You may as well eat pig.

          1. re: zsero

            Well, while getting it in the restaurant will definitely make it not-kosher, if you go to the site and look at the picture it looks just like the glatt kosher kishka you can get from various take out places in Brooklyn. The one pictured seems to look like the long ones (maybe 18"?) that they cut up into portions. I would try to go to Meisners or Meal Mart in Brooklyn and see if they have it. Cooking it would be a whole other question.

            1. re: EllieS

              Nothing Katz's makes in its kitchen is kosher. And if they made this for sale somewhere else, in a kosher facility, their web site would surely make this clear. There are of course lots of kosher places that make kishka, both fleishig and parev, and they're all going to look much the same regardless of quality.

              1. re: zsero

                The OP is implying that the provider of kishkes to Katz's is a kosher caterer.

                1. re: DeisCane

                  Wouldn't you think they'd make their own? Never having been there, maybe I've got an inflated impression of them.

                  1. re: zsero

                    Restaurants do buy and serve serve prepared and semi-prepared food: salamis, noodles, pies and cakes, why not kishke?

                    1. re: AdinaA

                      It just seems to me that the cachet of a place like that (at least as it appears from the kosher side of the fence) would be in their making everything themselves. Not necessarily absolutely from scratch, but at least all the things that a balleboste used to make herself. Otherwise why go there instead of just buying the stuff yourself?

                      1. re: zsero

                        Well we know they sell Green's babka. As does Dean & DeLuca and Russ & Daughters. So why not kishka?


                        1. re: zsero

                          I know they do buy some things they are famous for because they were interviewed during the Gabila potato knish shortage as they are a major customer. It wouldn't surprise me if they buy most of their stuff prepared aside from the pastrami and corned beef.

                          1. re: EllieS

                            Yeah the place is pretty mediocre aside from the corned beef and pastrami -- the latter really is fantastic.

                      2. re: zsero

                        Nobody makes their own stuff anymore! ;-)

            2. Thank you all you all for your replies. The kishke is glatt kosher. I bought a frozen four pound one and it was marked glatt kosher all over it. It was the best I've had in years.

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              1. re: paprkutr

                Did it not have a brand name on it, then?