Bialy Buy-Out

Kossar's Bialys has a new pair of owners with plans for growth.

08/18/2013 - 20:00
Food & Wine Editor

Kossar’s Bialys, known to many as a Lower East Side landmark, is under new ownership.

After approximately 15 years of owning the 77-year-old kosher bakery, husband and wife owners Juda and Debra Engelmayer sold the bakery Thursday night to Marc Halprin and Evan Giniger, food industry professionals.

“The right opportunity came along, and they’re people who are really into the food business and can make the brand something bigger,” Juda Engelmayer said. “They want to nationalize bialys. They want to make it as exciting as a bagel.”

Kossar's Bialys on 367 Grand Street. Photo courtesy Juda Engelmayer

Israel's Kosher Cronuts

Thought the cronut craze was just in the U.S.? Think again.
08/06/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

It’s the newest pastry craze sweeping the U.S.: the not-so-appetizingly named cronut. And recently the first cronut — a flaky/chewy cross between a croissant and a doughnut — made landfall in Israel, becoming the first kosher-certified cronut available in the world.

"The pastry that has made America go crazy." Amy Spiro

A Kosher Slice

Cake Land at home with Yorkville's other Jewish businesses.
07/22/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The far Upper East Side neighborhood dominated by New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center does not lack baked goods, what with Dunkin’ Donuts, Bagels & Co. and numerous coffee carts dispersed throughout the area.

Yet since a Chabad mikveh, or ritual bath, opened in 2005, the area has been attracting more Jewish institutions, such as a the Moise Safra JCC, about to open on Lexington and 84th, and the V-Note, a vegan restaurant with kosher certification on 80th and First Avenue.

Cake Land, a kosher pareve bakery gets a new Yorkville location. Fotolia

Shabbat Hours In Miami

A bakery mulls selling the store to Ryan and Ro Ro in its quest for kosher certification and Shabbat hours.

07/09/2013 - 20:00
Food & Wine Editor

Step one: Bake the best sourdough bread ever. Step two: Make it kosher.

That's Zak Stern's philosohpy behind his successful bread bakery, Zak The Baker, which is in the early stages of becoming kosher.

Last Friday Zak The Baker announced via Facebook that the bakery would become kosher, posting a picture of the “Shabbos Goy Baking Crew,” who will keep the bakery running during Shabbat.

Zak Stern (3rd from left) with baking crew. Photo courtesy Zak Stern

Bakery Wins Dough

One of five prestigious Ruderman Prizes in Disability goes to the kosher Sunflower Bakery.
06/23/2013 - 20:00
Food & Wine Editor

Things just got a shade sweeter at the Sunflower Bakery in Gaithersberg, Maryland.

The Sunflower Bakery opened in fall 2010. Fotolia

The Height Of Pessimism

10/11/2007 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — The bus and highway billboards are, well, explosive.

In the first signs of life from the settler movement since the disengagement from Gaza two years ago, the notices — which signal the Yesha Council of Jewish settlements disgust at next month’s planned summit between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) — insist that “The Agreement between Olmert and ‘Abu Bluff’ Will Explode in Our Faces.”

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