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Jan. 5th, 2009 | 12:39 am
posted by: hopita in pghveg

I'm looking for suggestions for where a person who is vegan could have a meal with a person who keeps Kosher.

I know of two answers to this question: Milky Way and Pinati. Any other ideas?



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allthingsnoisy

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from: allthingsnoisy
date: Jan. 5th, 2009 11:14 am (UTC)
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If this is a meal being cooked in the Kosher kitchen, we've had luck with items from Murray Avenue Kosher. Stop in and look around for ideas.

There is also Aaron & Ari's, but I'm not sure if they serve veg*n.

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Hopita

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from: hopita
date: Jan. 6th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
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I'm not familiar with Aaron & Ari's. Where are they located?

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allthingsnoisy

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from: allthingsnoisy
date: Jan. 6th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
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On Murray Avenue, just down the street from Pinati.

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callmetricia

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from: callmetricia
date: Jan. 5th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
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Hey Chica,

I had the same problem. You should check out The Quiet Storm over there in Bloomfield. They have delicious foods. 100% Vegan and Kosher.

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Hopita

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from: hopita
date: Jan. 5th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
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Whoa ... The Quiet Storm has a Kosher kitchen? How did I not know this???

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Hopita

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from: hopita
date: Jan. 5th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
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Actually, I think I doubt this is true.

I was just there over the weekend, and, amongst my mismatched silverware was a fork from United Airlines. No way did United Airlines make sure that that fork remained Kosher (before someone stole it and eventually donated it to Goodwill). Has quietstormpgh seriously re-Kashered all of those thrift store dishes and flatware?

I sent an email to Jilly via their webpage. I'll let you -- and everyone -- know what the response is.

Edited at 2009-01-05 10:00 pm (UTC)

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Hopita

QUIET STORM UPDATE:

from: hopita
date: Jan. 6th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
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I just got an email from Jilly at Quiet Storm. She says "No, we are not Kosher-certified!"

Sorry.

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Dean J

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from: talldean
date: Jan. 6th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
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Man, Pinati has some terrible reviews.

Reminds me of Aladdin's three of the four times I've been there. (Hour plus waits for sammiches. Without the place being busy.)

Suggestions at just vegetarian places with good service? :-)

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Hopita

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from: hopita
date: Jan. 6th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
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I was there once maybe a year ago. The food was good, tho not spectacular.

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เจนจิรา

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from: janejira
date: Jan. 7th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
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I guess it depends how strictly you are vegan and how strictly they keep kosher.

I had a roommate once that kept kosher but would eat vegetarian meals at restaurants that did not keep a kosher kitchens. It just depends what the person feels comfortable with.

I wonder if Zenith on the Southside would be considered Kosher if since they are a vegetarian/vegan cafe. It might be worth a try. http://www.zenithpgh.com/

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Hopita

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from: hopita
date: Jan. 7th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
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Sorry, no. He needs a certified Kosher kitchen, and there's no way all of those secondhand place settings would do. This, for the record, bums me out -- Zenith is one of my favorite places and I really wish I could share it with him. :(

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เจนจิรา

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from: janejira
date: Jan. 7th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
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perhaps a vegan/kosher picnic would be the best option then

according to this website http://www.jewishpittsburgh.org/community/kosher.php there are 3 kosher restaurants in Pittsburgh being Pinati, Milky Way, and Aaron & Ari's

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Hopita

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from: hopita
date: Jan. 7th, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
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Weird. Someone in the pittsburgh community sent me a link that listed a whole bunch of other places, including Walnut Grill in Shadyside. Then again, looking at the Walnut Grill website right now, I see pork listed as one of the entrees, so I guess not, huh?

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Hopita

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from: hopita
date: Jan. 7th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
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And how old is that Jewish Pittsburgh info? Simple Treat Bakery's been out of business for at least a year now ...

[rant directed toward the site, not toward you]

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