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Kosher/Jewish deli in Columbus?

Bonniexx Feb 7, 2014 02:10 PM

I'm looking for a deli in Columbus that sells smoked whitefish salad, smoked sable, etc. Any recommendations?

  1. weinstein5 Feb 7, 2014 02:19 PM

    I assume you are referring to Columbus OH - there really is not much - here is a list of what is kosher - http://shalomcolumbus.com/page.aspx?i...

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    1. re: weinstein5
      Bonniexx Feb 9, 2014 10:35 AM

      Yes, Ohio! I didn't even think about if there were other Columbuses :)

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      avitrek Feb 8, 2014 04:19 PM

      I don't know any places in Columbus. But what you're looking for is an appetizing store, not a deli. A deli sells meat, an appetizing store sells fish and dairy. I don't know if that will help you find a store, but if you search for the right thing it might help a little.

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      1. re: avitrek
        DeisCane Feb 9, 2014 04:08 AM


        Non-kosher places that sell both are usually called delis. Appetizing is relatively unknown outside NYC.

        1. re: avitrek
          Bonniexx Feb 9, 2014 10:36 AM

          Thanks for the terminology lesson. I feel so out of touch with the larger Jewish community growing up in KY.

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          zsero Feb 9, 2014 07:45 AM

          Try the Krogers on East Broad, less than half a mile east of Stetzer/James.

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            Bonniexx Feb 9, 2014 10:36 AM

            Thanks! That's where we ended up going. They had the salad I was looking for.

            1. re: Bonniexx
              SoCal Mother Feb 9, 2014 04:40 PM

              Costco if there is one in Columbus. But it will be in huge containers.

              PS Never heard the term appetizing used as a type of store except from my (Brooklyn NY born) husband. I assumed he was making a mistake when I first heard him say it. He also calls ground beef "chop meat" and calls shopping carts "wagons."

              1. re: SoCal Mother
                cheesecake17 Feb 9, 2014 06:42 PM

                Chop meat is a ny thing?! I thought it was called that everywhere

                1. re: cheesecake17
                  DeisCane Feb 10, 2014 02:00 AM

                  "Chopped meat" might be used in more places. "Chop meat" is not used outside of NYC, in my experience.

                  1. re: cheesecake17
                    hbg1 Feb 10, 2014 08:56 AM

                    I never heard the term "chop meat" (or even "chopped meat") used until I spent time with people from New York. It was always "hamburger" in the midwest.

                    And I also thought the use of "appetizing" in some (east coast) ads was a mistake, and had no idea what that term meant.

                  2. re: SoCal Mother
                    bagelman01 Feb 10, 2014 05:35 AM

                    I speak using the same words as your husband. I was born and raised in Connecticut, father from Brooklyn, mother and siblings from the Bronx.
                    To this day I am accused of having a NY accent, or being from NY.
                    In New Haven, the last of the kosher appetizing stores morphed into a kosher deli that sold bith meat and dairy in the mid 1960s. Out of town, it is/was (when there were kosher delis) common to have both meat and dairy in a kosher deli at separate counters. BUT a city with 35000Jews went from 10 kosher delis to none by 2005. Instead, the major suoermarkets carry the Hebrew National line and have dedicated kosher slicers, packaged smoked fish and in stire bakeries under kosher supervision. The independent kosher deli can not survive.

                    The packaged smoked whitefish salad (Acme) is availabel in major supermarkets throughout New England.

                    Back in the day sable wouldn't have been availabel at a kosher appetizing store, only in a place such as Russ and daughters which catered to Jews but wasn't kosher.

                    BTW>>>my grandmother always made chop meat (neck and skirt) for hamburgers. She made it in a wooden bowl with a hochmesser. Chop meat is what my parents and I call ground beef, but originally it wasn't put through a grinder.

                    1. re: bagelman01
                      avitrek Feb 10, 2014 05:56 AM

                      I'm confused. Why would't a kosher store carry sable? It's on every kosher list I see.

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                        DeisCane Feb 10, 2014 06:08 AM

                        Yeah, I know there is concern about sturgeon but I'm not familiar with any for sable. Thank G-d.

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                          bagelman01 Feb 10, 2014 08:21 AM

                          back in the 50s and 60s (and even earlier) there were multiple fishes sold in the American marketplace as sable. Not all were kosher. The kosher appetizing stores avoided the problem by not carrying sable at all.
                          In those days, the delis and butchers might have a Hechsher from a local rabbi with a card in the window, but appetizing usually was just sold under the 'good name' of the proprietor.

                          1. re: bagelman01
                            avitrek Feb 10, 2014 09:03 AM

                            Thinking about the appetizing stores in NYC, Barney Greengrass, Russ & Daughters, Murray's, etc... i think that's still the case. With the difference being most Orthodox Jews will no longer trust just the "good name".

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                              bagelman01 Feb 10, 2014 09:23 AM

                              Russ and Daughters was never a kosher establishment. In fact Mr. Russ split with his original partner/brother-in-law IIRC because partner wanted sabbath observance and no non-kosher fish sold..................

                              1. re: bagelman01
                                cheesecake17 Feb 10, 2014 02:54 PM

                                Recently read the Russ & daughters book- very interesting

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                                  bagelman01 Feb 10, 2014 03:04 PM

                                  I also read it last month. About ten years ago I sold them their phone system and spent some time in the store....problem was I don't eat appetizing.

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                                    cheesecake17 Feb 10, 2014 05:46 PM

                                    That's awesome! I don't eat appetizing either, but I loved the story of the store. E

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                      SoCal Mother Feb 9, 2014 04:48 PM


                  3. bagelman01 Feb 10, 2014 05:26 AM

                    "Goodbye, Columbus"

                    I couldn't resist.................

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