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Ba-Li Laffa is pretty good. Bathurst , north of Steeles

Went there tonight for the first time. Overall, was quite impressed with the food, not so much with the service or ambience.

I started with an Israeli salad. It was a very good portion, good flavour but nothing special. Then, I had the shish kabob on laffa. It was great. The laffa itself was very nice and the shish kabob had great flavour and it was packed with lots of fresh toppings. Good portion size left me pretty full and I thought the price was reasonable.

However, the place was absolutely packed, tables and chairs so close together, incredibly loud and it took forever to get our food and then another long wait to get the bill.

I'd go back, but at a less busy time

Jan 13, 2013
critical_mass in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Tel Aviv & Jerusalem with expense account

In Jerusalem, go to Hess. It's right downtown, off Ben Yehuda and close to the police station. Best kosher steak you're likely to ever eat. And there's a giant Bernese Mountain Dog who belongs to the owner and comes around looking for attention. Very laid back and casual but great food.

Jul 23, 2009
critical_mass in Kosher

Best Kosher Deli in NYC

Thanks everyone! Can't wait for this trip. I'm gonna gain 20 pounds in a week!

Jul 17, 2009
critical_mass in Kosher

Best Kosher Deli in NYC

Hey everyone.

I'm gonna be in New York in a couple weeks and plan to gorge myself on all the kosher food. What I'm really looking for is a great deli with a good pastrami sandwich. Any recommendations are much appreciated!

Jul 16, 2009
critical_mass in Kosher

Best cities for kosher eating

Haven't been to Paris since I started keeping kosher but New York is amazing. People there don't even realize how lucky they are.

Jul 02, 2009
critical_mass in Kosher

Best cities for kosher eating

Toronto really isn't great anymore. The best restaurant (Gladstones) has closed as has Unami (a pretty good meat place that was actually decently priced). Now, all we really have is one nice meat place nad one nice dairy place in addition to the pizza and falafel shops. Whenever I go to New York, I'm blown away by all the choice.

Jun 25, 2009
critical_mass in Kosher

Baldwin Street hot dogs, where can I find them?

I like Baldwin St., myself. I get them at the forest Hill Loblaws or the Sobey's at Christie and Davenport. Make sure you go to the kosher section to find them.

Feb 09, 2009
critical_mass in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Date Place in Monsey?

I'm in the city on business all the time and it's become my standard place. I take business colleagues and clients tehre and tehy don't even realize it's kosher.

Feb 03, 2009
critical_mass in Kosher

Date Place in Monsey?

depending on traffic, can do it in under an hour. I'm in manhattan on businesss so it works out nicely anyways.

Feb 02, 2009
critical_mass in Kosher

Date Place in Monsey?

Thanks for the responses, guys, especially cappuccino. Turns out she WOULD prefer to go somewhere outside of Monsey so we're just gonna head into Manhattan where I'll probably do Wolf and Lamb, a great steak place.

Feb 02, 2009
critical_mass in Kosher

Date Place in Monsey?

Hey everyone,
I have a shidduch date next week with a girl in Monsey. Can anyone recommend a good date place? I'm less concerned whether it's milchig or fleishig than if it's able to make a good impression. Price not really an issue. But Chasidim should be able to hold by the hescher.
Any help suggestions are much appreciated.
A gutten shabbos.

Jan 30, 2009
critical_mass in Kosher

Upscale Kosher in Toronto

Hello,

I need to be in Toronto for a couple days next week on business. I'd like to take my clients out for a nice dinner but I keep kosher. Can anyone recommend a good kosher palce suitable for a nice business dinner that would make a good impression (e.g. not pizza or falafel)? Though if anyone knows any good quick kosher spots for lunches and snakcs, that would be appreciated too.

Toda Raba!

Nov 12, 2008
critical_mass in Kosher

Kosher in Richmond, Virginia

Hello everyone:

I currently live in Toronto but have recently been offered an exciting job opportunity in Richmond, Virginia.

It looks like a great city and I know there are a couple Orthodox shuls there but I was wondering about how easy it would be to keep kosher.

If anyone on this board is from Richmond or has spent some time there, if you could please elt me know if you know of a) any kosher restaurants in the city and b) the availability of kosher foods in general, i.e butcher shops, good selection at the grocery stores, etc. that would be much appreciated.

Good Shabbos!

Aug 15, 2008
critical_mass in Kosher

Hess Restaurant in jerusalem

This is my favourite fleishig place in all of Yerushalayim. You're right that it's rather pricey but the steak is terrific. I actually really love the atmosphere. If you go in the warm weather, there's a terrific patio that's very peaceful and the owner has a wonderful massive Bernese Mountain Dog who lives out there and comes by to all the tables looking for bits of meat. He must be the happiest dog in the world. If I had to recommend one restaurant in the country, this is the place.

Jun 22, 2008
critical_mass in Kosher