Monday, August 22, 2011

Random adventures in buying kosher

One day a couple years ago, my wife and I were shopping in Giant, when in the meat section we unexpectedly came upon a few packages of kosher meat (Empire) on the shelf.  We bought them, and the next time we came back (seemingly in response to our purchase), there was a small kosher section at one end of the meats shelf.  (That's my Giant!)

Bringing us up to the present: my wife and I had to move houses this summer, and with God's help (and a lot of help from our friends and family too!), we were able to buy a home. Our nearest Giant doesn't seem to have much in the way of kosher selection yet.  However, we're much closer to Trader Joe's, which, after KosherMart, seems to have the best selection in the way of kosher meats.  (A leben ahf dein kep, Trader Yossi!)

Also, we were doing a lot of late night trips to Target to get things we needed for the house.  One night we wandered over by the food section, where I stumbled on this:

An entire end cap of kosher items!  And not just the typical sandwich meats and pickle jars (Batampte, anyone?), but a whole bunch of kosher cheeses as well.  So kudos to Target.

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Anonymous said...

In Idaho, we don't have stores that carry Kosher meats, but the Chabad Rabbi is also certified to declare meats Glatt kosher (I doubt I phrased that properly), so our freezer does have a supply of kosher beef.

On those occasions when we visit the Seattle area, we hit stores with significant kosher sections and "stock up". Guess it's good when you live in a place with loves of Jewish people.


Yahnatan said...

Guess it's good when you live in a place with loves of Jewish people.

Not sure if this was a typo, but in any case, I agree!

Anonymous said...

Well, both loves and lives, actually.