For the unfamiliar, kosher food is prepared specifically to rules set by Jewish law. Being that Brooklyn has a strong Jewish community, it’s not difficult to eat kosher here. And the kosher food in Brooklyn goes way beyond traditional Jewish food — expect fusion food, sushi, Mexican, and more. Whether you are looking for new restaurants to keep kosher, or you’d like to try kosher dining for the first time, these are six great places to try.
(Please note that most kosher restaurants are closed for Shabbat, which means they may be closed for part or all of Fridays and Saturdays. Check each website for details.)
Glatt A La Carte (Borough Park)
Glatt A La Carte is an upscale kosher restaurant, with some locals considering it the best kosher restaurant in all of Borough Park. (Expect to pay for a nice night out here.) The dishes are well-cooked, well-seasoned, and nicely plated, and the menu offers a nice variety. There’s a selection of burgers, salads, heros, steaks, fish, and even sushi.
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Salmon, bacon, eggs, and cranberry | Pardes Restaurant via Facebook
Pardes Restaurant (Boerum Hill)
This bistro-style restaurant offers a unique take on traditional French and Mediterranean food. Imaginative dishes include peanut butter and jelly infused bread, kale salad with pears and rice crispies, fried chicken skins and marshmallow, yam and apple soup. This is kosher food like you’ve never tried (or expected) before.
Brooklyn Steak Co. | via Facebook
Brooklyn Steak Co. (Midwood)
This kosher steakhouse serves up hand-cut steaks cooked with care. Brooklyn Steak Co. is geared toward a younger crowd, with upscale, ambitious food (even including elements of molecular gastronomy) served in a casual atmosphere. The menu is pricy but the food is excellent: Popular dishes include the ribeye, twice-cooked duck, hamburger, roasted carrot and arugula salad, and the fried pickles.
Carlos and Gabby’s | Shlomo B. via Foursquare
Carlos and Gabby’s (Midwood)
Carlos and Gabby’s offers a casual, kid-friendly atmosphere to eat some Mexican food. It has quick counter service, with an extensive menu that includes burritos, tacos, salads, nachos, and burgers. The place is also open late if you get a late-night craving for Mexican (and kosher) grub.
Sushi K Bar | via Facebook
Sushi K Bar (Borough Park)
Sushi K is a popular takeout and delivery spot serving kosher sushi rolls, vegetarian rolls, sashimi, and salads. (If you want to eat in, there’s only a small bar with stools.) Delivery, however, is quick, and the sushi is always fresh. Sushi K also offers a nice lunch special that includes two rolls and a soda for $9.99.
Grilled chicken sandwich | Prime Sandwich via Facebook
Prime Sandwich (Crown Heights)
Prime Sandwich, as you’d guess from the name, serves up a seriously good kosher sandwich. It’s a fast-food joint that will make pretty much any type of sandwich imaginable — grilled, vegetable, deli, and “schnitzel” sandwiches. Popular picks include the grilled chicken and the hummus sandwiches. There are also soup and salad options.
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