Moses would plotz. Or maybe, given what a rush he was in to get the Children of Israel out of Egypt, he’d be thrilled at the idea of a Passover app with a nice a selection of matzoh. So much easier than baking those wheat crackers on the run.
You can download the app, OUR Kosher–it’s from the Orthodox Union which certifes kosher foods–on Android and iPhones for free. There you’ll find a small selection of kosher for Passover foods, and a much bigger one of regular kosher products. There’s Matzoh with Provence Herbs and Matzoh with Bran–not a bad idea given the intestine-clogging attributes of the traditional wafers. There’s also Passover-ready buffalo wings and Passover carrot cake.
This app is far from perfect. It’s simply a list of available products. You can’t order directly and there are no graphics. And when you tap on some choices, an error message comes back.
But it’s a start. One Moses may well have appreciated during his long trek through the dessert.
The Upper West Side supermarket wars have a new entrant—Broadway Farm, the venerable market that’s been selling fruits, vegetables and other goods to the neighborhood for years.
Now the market, located just south of 86th Street, is expanding. By the end of September, the store hopes to have ready a new fresh fish counter and a larger selection of packaged meats. Included will be more kosher offerings.
Broadway Farm, Jan. 1997. Photo: Ed Yourdon, via flickr
Why the new venture?
General Manager Kabir Abdullah said shoppers have been asking Broadway Farm to supply them with fresh fish. Kosher meat is another frequent request, he said.
“On the Upper West Side between 75th and 95th streets, there’s no fish or meat store,” he said, adding that customers living in that area don’t want to trek down to the 70s to shop for those items at Fairway and Citarella.
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