If it is 99% kosher – It is 100% Not Kosher!
Follow these steps:
- Ask information about grocery stores in any of the airport terminals (probably there are few terminals) and look for packaged items with any of these kosher symbols. I can guarantee you will find some kosher items. Yeah, this is not really “food”. If you need real food, and if you are not short in time – go to the next point
- Buy fruits, vegetables and other items that do not need Kosher symbol at all. For example soft cheeses (read more about it here). We will try to post B”H later a post about this topic.
- Ask Siri, or google “kosher near me”. You will be surprised! Year ago I was stuck in long unplanned connection at Schiphol, Netherlands with no kosher food at all – Nada. The steps in this blog all tested and succeeded.
- Can I buy a plain bread (or ban) in non-kosher store? Short answer – No, you can’t, not in a place you have no access to the baker. We will try to post B”H later a post about this topic.
- There is not Kosher food on board. Can I eat pure veg Hundu meal instead? – No, you can’t trust it to be kosher. Read here why.
Test case: Finding kosher food in Schiphol, Netherlands
I asked google assistance “kosher near me”, and got these results. Most of the kosher restaurants will be glad to deliver hot meal for you and your accompany, usually within 30 to 40 minutes. Note: Sometimes Google can suggest kosher places that are not kosher at all. Don’t trust Google for your Olam-Ha’ba. You must check with the restaurant they indeed have a valid kosher certificate or check with the local rabbinical authority. We make you easy life – Search & Find Badatz Amserdam phone number here.
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Short Answer: Yes.
Long Answer: You have to know how to do it and plan ahead.
Food you can find in any Grocery Store
You can find many types of kosher food in any grocery store in Canada. You have to learn the Kashrut Signs (here), but mainly COR and OU will be dominated. If a little patient, besides ice cream and cookies (most of them are kosher) – You can even find kosher bread. FYI, many dairy products are kosher too. Learn more here, and here. You can also buy fish if you know the law of fish kashrus. You wouldn’t find meat products anywhere around.
Cooked Food, meat and “real food”
You can find in Edmonton, AB. List is here.
The Fairmont Hotels
I was able to celebrate few Shabbatot in two of these Fairmont hotels enjoying Gourmet Glatt Kosher food. Contact me to learn how.
- Fairmont Banff Springs
- Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
- Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
- Fairmont Palliser, Calgary – Hint: This is the easiest one
Is there a Chabad house near Banff/Jasper National Park?
Your Local Contact
Edmonton Kollel. Contact names, maps and detail can be found here. Scroll down to “what is eKollel?”. Basically there are two Kosher Certifications in AB (click on the symbol for more details):
New Kosher Store in Edmonton
The “Kosher Food Connection” located in the heart of the Jewish community in Edmonton. The address is: 6805 170 St NW Edmonton, AB T5T 4W4
Phone number: (780) 489-6350
Languages Spoken: English and Hebrew
Where to Eat
Planet Pareve is a Specialty Food Shop located in the Edmonton Jewish Community Centre. Our motto is “Fresh made, every day!” Join us for morning coffee, fresh baked goods or a light lunch. Drop by and pick up a couple of entrees for a stress free dinner. Bring home desserts from our varied selection. You are invited to peruse our menu and services. Visit Planet Pareve at the Edmonton JCC Jewish Community Centre.
Phone: Contact Us
Address: 7200 156 Street (at the JCC)
Where to Buy
Wide selection of Kosher Products Available daily. Frozen Glatt meat, Frozen kosher burito, Pizza and many frozen kosher items. Also you can find products from Israel as Osem, Elite and more.
Address: 9106 – 142 Street
Phone: (780) 483-1525 or 483-1507
Map: Click here for a map >>
Sobeys has your largest selection of kosher foods in Alberta. A must stop before your trip to the Rockies. With a masgiach on site for fresh cut deli and cheeses, Sobeys can also do cheese trays, deli trays, fruit trays, vegetable trays and sandwich trays. We have Israeli cheeses, and a large selection of cholov yisroel dairy and ice cream. We have a huge selection of beef, veal, lamb, chicken, turkey and duck. We have bread from a local bakery and from Montreal. We have frozen take out foods, and vegetarian foods. Sobeys also carries pizzas, bourekas, gefilte fish, cookies, crackers, and so much more. Call Gary or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We are open 7 days a week from 8:00 – 11:00.
Address: 1030 Webber Greens Dr.
Phone: (780) 489-7762
Map: Click here for a map >>
Kosher Bread, Chalah and Cakes
Bliss Baked Good and Ben-M bakery. Quality Breads – Quality Deserts. Wide selection of Kosher dough products Available daily.
Address: 10710 142 St.
Phone: (780) 453-0101
Map: Click here for a map >>
Shabbat begins at sunset on Friday, but the candle-lighting time is about 18 minutes before sunset. Why?
Shabbat begins at sundown, and from that time on it is forbidden to perform certain activities (including lighting Shabbat candles). The Shulchan Aruch states that one should “add from the weekday onto Shabbat (Lehosif me’kodesh al chol)” . Mean, addition to Shabbat. It seems that the custom of 18 minutes arises from the Halachic time measure called a “Hiluch Mil” which means the time it takes to walk a Mil. The word “Mil” is derived from the Roman “Miliarium” which was 1000 paces (approximately 3000 feet). According to the ancient American commercial, this would be the amount one would walk for a Camel. The Halachic Mil and the Roman Miliarium differ only slightly in length. The time it takes to walk a Mil is 18 minutes.
What is the Candle Time in my city?
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How to Calculate it?
Here’s the formula for sunset time based on date, latitude, and longitude (click to view the full calculation):
Look for the Kosher symbol
Tastes of Asia Konjac Noodles are certified Kosher by the OU and bear the coveted OU symbol. For 80 years OU has been the most widely used and recognized kosher certification agency licensing more than 500,000 products produced in 6,000 plants around the world.
The demand for Kosher food is ever increasing. Worries about hygiene and production standards make the OU logo an important marketing device, increasing sales by as much as 20% compared to those products that do not have it. Coupled with the popularity of Asian cuisine, a Noodle Product bearing a Kosher symbol will have bigger market share and win favorable shelf space.
This found on the manufacturer company website:
Are all your products Kosher?
Broker Tov. I got a gift package at work of dozen of Chocolate Concepts & Forever Cocoa. I see it marked Kosher on cor.ca but the gift package does not have COR symbol. Picture attached. ? מה הדין
! יישר כח
Chocolate Concepts Inc on Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada was under Hashgacha but not anymore, therefor they are NOT kosher. If you scroll right in the COR.ca search results, you will see that their kashrut certificate is not valid (expired).