Monday, April 04, 2011

Pesach shopping tip for NYC-area residents

Fairway has quite a lot of kosher-for-Passover food. We went to the branch at about 74th Street and Broadway in Manhattan, and did pretty well. Note that not all of the kosher-for-Passover food is in one section. For example, the Pesachdikeh almond butter and cashew butter and Israeli olive oil are upstairs in the "Natural Foods" section, the dried fried, nuts, and chocolate-covered nuts are near the fresh fruit section, and the kosher cheese is near the far left (south?) wall. Keep looking. You can't get everything there, but you can get quite a bit. We assume that, as usual, the prices are as good as, and often better than, what you'd pay in a kosher store. Just be sure to check every single item to ensure that it's kosher for Passover.


Blogger Miami Al said...

Why? Plenty of products don't need a KLP designation if they are new containers. Getting a KLP designation doesn't make it "more Kosher," it just means that they paid to re certify.

OU puts out guidelines for what doesn't need KLP.

Mon Apr 04, 04:15:00 PM 2011  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

True, and thanks for the reminder(s).

But I haven't forgotten the time that I discovered, mid-Pesach, that my *matzah meal*, of all things, was not kosher for Passover. It's important to make sure that the foods and beverages that *do* need to be kosher for Passover *are* kosher for Passover.

Mon Apr 04, 04:42:00 PM 2011  
Blogger Miami Al said...

Well, that's actually a problem.

Yes, you should be careful not to cook with Chometz on Pesach. :)

Mon Apr 04, 05:32:00 PM 2011  
Anonymous Liora said...

I bought a kosher chicken in Fairways in Brooklyn to try out for Passover. It was also free range and organic.
The difference was definitely noticeable. The meat is leaner but tastier.

Thu Apr 07, 07:21:00 AM 2011  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Liora, that sounds yummy!

Thu Apr 07, 11:44:00 AM 2011  
Anonymous rivkayael said...

I second Liora's comment. Fairways meat (R' Marmorstein and OU supervision) is better and less salty (the chickens are younger and smaller?). Sometimes cheaper than supersol. Also check the deals on ground beef--sometimes ends up cheaper than ground chicken. You can divide it and freeze the family sized packs into smaller portions.

Fri Apr 08, 10:37:00 AM 2011  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Liora and RivkaYael, thanks for the tips. I'll keep Fairway in mind for meat and poultry shopping.

Fri Apr 08, 12:05:00 PM 2011  

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