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bagels/tofu veggie cream cheese in Philadelphia?

Hello hounds -

does anyone know of any bagel place in the Phila area that also has tofu cream cheese (specifically, tofu veggie)? I didn't think this was such an odd thing to carry - seems like most bagel places in NYC have some sort of tofutti cream cheese - but I'm glancing through the menus of the bagel places on the PHiladelphia menupages and I don't see it listed.

Thanks for any help -

Mar 10, 2009
katyana27 in Pennsylvania

Syracuse Kosher

Uh oh, I didn't know that. Do you have a link or any more information?

Aug 11, 2008
katyana27 in Kosher

Syracuse Kosher

The Wegmans grocery store in Fayetteville, NY right outside Syracuse has a kosher deli. IIRC they also have some kosher prepared food.

Here's a link to their website:
http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/sto...

phone # is (315) 446-1180.

Aug 08, 2008
katyana27 in Kosher

Where to find instant yeast in NYC?

Hi all -

I am looking for a place in the city that sells instant yeast/bread machine yeast. The Whole Foods at Columbus Circle used to sell the vacuum-packed bricks of SAF Instant Yeast, but they haven't been on the shelf for a few months and on my last visit an employee confirmed to me that they no longer stock it. No luck at Brooklyn Fairway, UWS Fairway, Trader Joe's, or Williams-Sonoma either. I know I can order from the King Arthur Flour catalog, but would prefer to buy somewhere local if possible. A quick google search for baking supply stores in NYC didn't turn up anything useful, so I'm wondering if the board has any suggestions.

Thanks!

Jun 24, 2008
katyana27 in Manhattan

Kosher groceries/food in Ithaca, NY

Thanks to both responders - this is incredibly helpful and I feel a lot better about (potentially) moving to Ithaca next year!

Two very random questions -

1) Do you know if there's anywhere in town to get Sabra products (hummus, baba, etc)? These are my student staples, but I've occasionally had trouble finding them outside of NYC.

2) Is there an Orthodox or Modern Orthodox congregation in Ithaca aside from Chabad?

Thanks again!

Nov 14, 2007
katyana27 in Kosher

Kosher groceries/food in Ithaca, NY

Hi all -

I may be relocating to Ithaca, NY next year for graduate school, but I probably won't have a chance to visit beforehand. Does anyone know anything about kosher restaurants, kosher groceries, etc in Ithaca? Some Google searching has confirmed to me that they have several vegetarian restaurants, a Wegman's (but not one with a special Kosher dept.), and a couple other organic/vegetarian grocery stores. Anyone have anything to add? I assumed there'd be more in the area (Cornell is a huge school), but maybe not...

Thanks!

Nov 14, 2007
katyana27 in Kosher

Places for breakfast/brunch/lunch in Boro Park

Call The Bagel Spot before you go over there - I walked by it a few weeks ago and it was closed with the DOH sign on the door.

Jul 17, 2007
katyana27 in Outer Boroughs

Good chow in Kings Highway/Midwood area?

Hi Chowhounders -

I'll be back in the "old neighborhood" on Sunday and am looking for some tasty suggestions for where/what to eat. I know this is fairly close to Di Fara and Olympic Pita, but if I could find something between the B/Q Kings Highway stop and Kings Highway/E.30th street, that would be awesome.

Thanks for any suggestions!

May 16, 2007
katyana27 in Outer Boroughs

Windsor Terrace/Park Slope places that deliver to Kensington

I should add that I've previously had a hard time convincing Sushi Yama in WT to deliver out here, but I called tonight and was succesful. Yay!

Apr 25, 2007
katyana27 in Outer Boroughs

Windsor Terrace/Park Slope places that deliver to Kensington

Does anyone know of restaurants in the WT/Park SLope places that would deliver to Kensington (church/mcdonald area)? I'm specifically looking for Asian food (esp. sushi), but other recs are good too. I

Thanks!

Apr 25, 2007
katyana27 in Outer Boroughs

Dim Sum for vegetarians AND carnivores!

Hi all-

I searched the archives, but most of the dim sum posts are either only about vegetarian options or don't mention them at all. I'm wondering if any of you have any tips for places offering tasty dim sum that would appeal to a mixed group of vegetarians and people who must eat meat? I'm thinking Dim Sum Go Go would work, but are there others?

Thanks!
-Kate

Mar 21, 2007
katyana27 in Manhattan

No. 1 Chinese/ No. 1 Sushi: Sushi delivery to Kensington, be still my heart!

HankyT - Sadly, Kiku won't deliver this far down. I've tried blatant bribery, but it's still a no-go.

Hamstrman - I meant the coffee shop on Church Ave between E. 5th and Ocean Parkway called the Old Brick cafe. I walked by it again this morning and it was still shuttered. There was a thread on this board about it a few months back - one person mentioned that it was going to be another Eastern European men's club type place, but I am holding out (completely unfounded) hope that it'll be a Kensington version of VoxPop in Ditmas Park.

And yeah, I agree that when you're in the mood to go out and get good sushi, it's worth making a trip. But my point was more that when you're NOT in the mood to go out but still want sushi, this is a mundane but respectable and ridiculously cheap option. And I have to say, the only other part of the city where I spend lots of time is the Morningside Heights/Columbia University 'hood, and of the three sushi places in that neighborhood, the sushi i had from No.1 was equal or better than two of those places and less expensive than all three.

Fingers crossed for that express stop, HankyT!

-Katy

Feb 25, 2007
katyana27 in Outer Boroughs

No. 1 Chinese/ No. 1 Sushi: Sushi delivery to Kensington, be still my heart!

As a contented long term resident of Kensington (a Kensingtoner, if you will), my top three wishes for my neighborhood have long been a) an express stop on the subway b) not having to go to windsor terrace/park slope every time I crave sushi and c) a nice coffee shop hospitable to bleary- eyed, sad-sack graduate students like myself.

Wish #1, well, forget it. And I was optimistic with wish #3 when I saw the coffee place going up around Church Ave and E. 5th Street, but they've yet to open. However, progress has possibly been made on wish #2. I got home today and found, in the foyer of my apartment building, a bunch of takeout menus for a new place called #1 Chinese Food (front side of menu) and #1 Sushi (back side of menu) at 420 Ditmas Ave. The Chinese half of the menu was nothing special, but the very concept of delivery sushi in my 'nabe was enough to make me grab a menu and run up the stairs to my apartment two at a time.

A second major shock came while reading the prices on the menu. The regular sushi rolls (all pretty standard stuff - veggie, tuna, salmon, yellowtail, spider, shrimp tempura, philadelphia, etc) are all $2.50. The sushi and sashimi (again, standard choices) are all $1.00. Prices for noodle tempura and teriyaka meals were also quite low and include miso soup, rice, and salad. The special rolls on the menu are all $7 and include such unique combinations as the #6 Freedom Roll - crab, fried banana, crunch and mayo inside with shrimp and avocado outside.

The logical part of my brain said the food couldn't possibly be any good at these prices, but the optimist in me decided to give it a go anyway. I ordered a philadelphia roll, an eel roll, yellowtail sashimi, and one of the special rolls that was crunchy spicy tuna inside and shrimp, crab, mayo and tobiko outside. And I have to say that, while it doesn't rival the better places in Park Slope, for fifteen dollars it was damn respectable. Eel and yellowtail both tasted fresh, and eel roll was not drowning in sauce (a pet peeve of mine). The philadelphia roll was also quite good, although it could have used some green onion or chive in the roll. The special roll was less of a success, but part of that was my fault - i thought the mayo on top of the roll was going to be spicy mayo, but it was just plain white mayo. Once I scraped it off and was left with basically a spicy crunchy tuna roll, it was fine. The delivery was quick and I ended up not even having to touch the veggie lo mein I ordered in case the sushi was inedible, so No #1 Sushi gets a thumbs up here. It certainly won't replace sushi dinners out in the Slope (nor AM Thai, still the best Kensington delivery option IMHO), but it will hit the spot for days when I have Japanese cravings but don't feel like dealing with the outside world. Not to mention there are sushi rolls for double this price elsewhere that are half as good.

So, any other chowhounds care to share their experiences with this place? Any intrepid soul willing to try the crab/fried banana/mayo/crunch roll and report back with the results? Anyone...anyone..Bueller?

-Kate

Feb 23, 2007
katyana27 in Outer Boroughs

The Old Brick cafe (New!) on Church Ave, in Kensington

Does anyone have any more info on when the Old Brick is actually opening? I walked by there today, still not open.

Jan 05, 2007
katyana27 in Outer Boroughs

China Glatt on 13th ave in Boro Park

Saphirechick -
Thanks! Do you know if Glatt Kosher Family will deliver to the boro park area?

Aug 29, 2006
katyana27 in Kosher

China Glatt on 13th ave in Boro Park

Has anyone been? I walked by there tonight.. looked like a nice place, definitely a few levels up from the various pizza and falafel fast food places also on 13th avenue. Any reviews?

Aug 28, 2006
katyana27 in Kosher

Park Slope/Windsor Terrace restaurants that deliver to Kensington (Church/McDonald area)

Ok Chowhounders -

I've lived on Church and McDonald for several years now and am looking to expand my food delivery horizons beyond old favourites AM Thai, Yen Yen, Korner Pizza, and the Bangladeshi places on McDonald.

Any reccomendations would be appreciated!

Jul 28, 2006
katyana27 in Outer Boroughs