Update on Eateries in Ramat Eshkol & Geula (Jerusalem)

Due to my own time limitations, making in-depth reports is a non-starter for the time being, I am trying to provide updates, information that I am able to gather during the course of my travels.

I have also receive a growing number of requests to report on Holy Bagel, and I have spoken with one of the owners, Ze’ev, and hope to make my way over to the factory in Talpiot (Jerusalem) to conduct an in-depth walk-through of their operation, meet with the mashgiach and owners, and pass the information onto you. Please, be patient, I am doing the best I can.

Today’s update provides information on a number of stores in Ramat Eshkol, in the Paran Street shopping center, as well as the new ice cream store located in the Gal Paz store on Malchei Yisrael Street in Geula.
Nina’s Coffee Shop
The store used to be under the supervision of Badatz Machzikei Hadas, Belz, and is now under Badatz Rav Rubin.

Nina's R' Rubin kashrus sign

Nina's R' Rubin kashrus sign

Nina's store sign

Nina's store sign

    

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Rimini Pizza
This store as well moved from Badatz Machzikei Hadas Belz to Badatz Rav Rubin.

Rimini Pizza store sign

Rimini Pizza store sign

Rimini Pizza R' Rubin kashrut sign

Rimini Pizza R' Rubin kashrut sign

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Boogie
This relatively new store in the strip mall is located where ‘Max’ used to be. It is under the supervision of Badatz Rav Rubin, meat. It is a burger grill restaurant.

Boogie - R' Rubin kashrut sign

Boogie - R' Rubin kashrut signBoogie store sign

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Yesh Supermarket
dscn0729I visited the Yesha supermarket in Ramat Eshkol as well. The fruits and vegetables are under the Eida Chareidit.

The meat department has a kashrut certification from the Jerusalem Rabbinate, regular, not mehadrin. There is a vast array of beef and poultry products, along with cold cuts, under many hechsherim, from regular to mehadrin. Some of the hechsherim include Beit Yosef, Rav Rubin and Beit Yosef.

Yesh R.E. meat dept. kashrut certificate - Jerusalem Rabbinate

Yesh R.E. meat dept. kashrut certificate - Jerusalem Rabbinate

atara meats - Badatz Beit Yosef

Atara meats - Badatz Beit Yosef

fleish-chicken

R' Rubin poultry

R' Rubin poultry

Atara (Badatz Beit Yosef) poultry

Atara (Badatz Beit Yosef) poultry

The bakery posts a sign with the name of the mashgiach, Shimon, and his cellular telephone number.

yesha-ramat-eshkol-bread-dept-kosher-sign

We did chat and he explained the following. The bakery receives all items, breads and pastries, in a frozen state. Nothing is prepared on site and therefore, there is no issue of sifting flour or taking challah from dough. All products from Gidron.

Ovens are lit by Jews only, and all the products sold are under the supervision of Badatz Chug Chatam Sofer Petach Tikvah.

chatam-sofer-petach-tikvah

 

 
Ice & Bagels
ice-bagelsI visited the Ice and Bagels ice cream parlor located in the Gal Paz store in Geula. If you recall, I tried to obtain information during Sukkot but the store was closed. Anyway, the ice cream is Nestle under the supervision of Badatz Eida Chareidit. I am told the frozen fruits and frozen nuts are Badatz Rav Rubin, but I did not have time to actually ask to see receipts or cartons to verify this. The cones are also said to be Eida Chareidit, but again, I am repeating what I was told, without verification.

The store itself, which has an very limited menu, is not under any formal kashrut supervision.

Located in the rear of Gal Paz store

Located in the rear of Gal Paz store

view of entrance from inside Gal Paz

view of entrance from inside Gal Paz

2 Comments

  • Yehuda
    October 18, 2009 - 10:58 | Permalink

    On Paran, the store called boogie, which has a hechsher from Rav Rubin says on the kosher certificate something about beis yosef. can the writer please explain what this means? thank you

  • yechiel-admin
    October 18, 2009 - 11:31 | Permalink

    It simply states that the meats and the cooking adhere to the requirements of the Beit Yosef, hence acceptable to Sephardim as well as Ashkenazim

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