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2007-2008 Washington DC Area

Kosher Community Survey


Final Report

Date of Release
May 8, 2008

Kosher Community Surveys LLC


www.kosher-community-surveys.com
Table of Contents

Best of Kosher Washington DC........................ 2 This is the third year of the Washington DC area
kosher survey and the DC community did not
Partners in Customer Feedback....................... 5 disappoint. This year was a record-breaking year for
participation, with over 575 people providing
Complete Survey Results ................................ 6 feedback to the area’s kosher establishments!

Kosher Quality Scores ..................................... 19 With the increase in respondents, the results of this
survey are now even more meaningful – providing
Washington DC Kosher Directory..................... 21 establishments with valuable insights into how
consumers view their performance. The next time
Restaurants ............................................. 21 you go into an establishment, ask the owners what
Bakeries .................................................. 23 they think of the results.
Caterers................................................... 25
Stores/Butchers....................................... 27 This year also marks the launch of the Partners in
Other........................................................ 28 Customer Feedback program (on page 5). This
Kosher Supervision Organizations.......... 30 initiative provides establishments an additional
opportunity to demonstrate their interest in customer
Kosher Blogs & Web Sites ............................... 31 feedback.

End Notes ......................................................... 32 Happy Eating,


Neil Rosenbaum
© 2008 Kosher Community Surveys LLC
All rights reserved.
Kosher Community Surveys and its logo are trademarks
of Kosher Community Surveys LLC.

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2007-2008 Washington DC Area Kosher Community Survey
Overall Winners

Best Kosher Restaurant: Pita Plus


Best Kosher Restaurant Kosher Pastry Oven
Runner-Up:
Best of Kosher Washington DC
* * *

Best Kosher Bakery: Kosher Pastry Oven

In order to qualify for winning recognition, an establishment Best Kosher Bakery Dunkin’ Donuts
must have received at least 100 evaluations. For the category Runner-Up:
winners, the top establishments were determined by adding
together the percentage of customers who ranked the * * *
establishment “very good” or “excellent” in the each category.
For the overall winners, the very good and excellent Best Kosher Store/Butcher: Kosher Mart (Boiling
percentages of all the categories were totaled together. Some Brook)
baked good establishments were not eligible to receive awards Best Kosher Store/Butcher
because of their lack of a full line of products Krispy Kreme Shalom’s Kosher Market
Runner-Up:
and Goldberg’s Bagels (bagels made fresh, other products
from Baltimore).

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Stores/Butchers

Winners

Service Quality Shaul’s Kosher Market


Environment Shaul’s Kosher Market
(Décor/Appearance/ Kosher Mart (Boiling Brook)
Cleanliness)
Selection Kosher Mart (Boiling Brook)
Quality of Fresh & Shalom’s Kosher Market
Prepared Foods
Best of Kosher Washington DC Price Shaul’s Kosher Market
Category Winners
Runner-ups

Service Quality Shalom’s Kosher Market


Environment Kosher Mart (Rollins)
(Décor/Appearance/
Cleanliness)
Selection Shalom’s Kosher Market
Quality of Fresh & Shaul’s Kosher Market
Prepared Foods Kosher Mart (Boiling Brook)
Price Shalom’s Kosher Market

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Restaurants Bakeries

Winners Winners

Food Quality Pita Plus Food Quality Kosher Pastry Oven


Kosher Pastry Oven Service Quality Dunkin’ Donuts
Service Quality JCC Cafe Kosher Pastry Oven
Environment Kosher Pastry Oven Selection Dunkin’ Donuts
(Décor/Appearance/ Environment Kosher Pastry Oven
Cleanliness) (Décor/Appearance/
Value Pita Plus Cleanliness)
Goldberg’s Price Dunkin’ Donuts

Runner-ups
Runner-ups
Food Quality Dunkin’ Donuts
Food Quality JCC Cafe Service Quality Shalom’s Bakery
Service Quality Pita Plus Selection Kosher Pastry Oven
Environment Pita Plus Shalom’s Bakery
(Décor/Appearance/ Environment Dunkin’ Donuts
Cleanliness) (Décor/Appearance/
Value JCC Café Cleanliness)
Eli’s Restaurant Price Kosher Pastry Oven

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Kosher Community Surveys is pleased to award PICF
Partners in Customer Feedback
recognition to the following establishments

Gold
Kosher Community Surveys started a new initiative
Ben Yehuda Café & Pizzeria
this year, called the Partners in Customer Feedback
Program (PICF), where kosher establishments can
demonstrate their commitment to customer feedback. Silver
Goldberg’s Bagels
The following text describes the general requirements
for each of the three levels of recognition: Bronze
Moti’s Grill
Bronze: Indicates a general interest in obtaining Kosher Mart
feedback from customers. Pita Plus
Breads Unlimited
Silver: Posts a flyer in the establishment about the JCC Cafe
KCS kosher survey (or equivalent activity).
The following establishments did not respond to Kosher
Community Surveys about the PICF program: Shalom’s, Eli’s
Gold: Includes an announcement about the KCS Restaurant, Kosher Pastry Oven, Max’s Place, Nut House
kosher survey in a customer e-mail or hard copy Pizza, Royal Dragon, Shaul’s, Siena’s Pizza, and Dunkin
newsletter/mailed flyer (or equivalent activity). Donuts. We hope to hear from all establishments next year.

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Kosher Mart (Boiling Brook)

Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent

Service quality 8% 17% 34% 33% 7%

Environment 6% 20% 28% 35% 11%


(Cleanliness/layout)

Selection of
1% 5% 16% 45% 32%
merchandise

Quality of fresh &


Complete Survey Results: prepared foods
4% 13% 26% 39% 13%
Stores/Butchers
Price 15% 23% 38% 19% 4%

Number of respondents for this store: 434

Summary of Comments:
As the largest kosher store in the area, Kosher Mart’s offerings are
large and so are its challenges. Customers appreciate the renovations
and enjoy the large selection of goods in general, and Israeli products
and wines in particular. The owners receive positive remarks from the
community; unfortunately, their staff needs improvement: - they are
described as uninterested in assisting customers/answering questions,
unfriendly, and inattentive (especially at the prepared foods and deli
counter). Patrons mentioned that there did not appear to be enough
staff on hand. Cleanliness is still a challenge here. Customers are
frustrated that items are sold past expiration dates. Last, customers find
it hard to find prices on products, and do not want to locate a scanner to
get that information.

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Kosher Mart (Rollins) Shalom’s Kosher Market

Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent

Service quality 8% 13% 31% 37% 10% Service quality 3% 8% 28% 40% 20%

Environment 7% 16% 34% 33% 8% Environment 8% 21% 37% 28% 5%


(cleanliness/layout) (cleanliness/layout)

Selection of Selection of
6% 34% 37% 18% 5% 1% 7% 37% 44% 11%
merchandise merchandise

Quality of fresh & Quality of fresh &


4% 19% 33% 27% 10% 2% 7% 26% 40% 19%
prepared foods prepared foods

Price 14% 26% 40% 17% 2% Price 11% 25% 38% 22% 3%

Number of respondents for this store: 183 Number of respondents for this store: 431

Summary of Comments: Summary of Comments:


The original location of Kosher Mart – now, the Shalom’s Kosher Market’s numerical scores are pretty solid. Written
convenience size version of the store – is described by comments indicated a positive view of the store’s service. More
specifically, the staff makes an effort to be helpful to customers, and
customers as small in size, limited in selection, and special requests are honored with a good attitude. At the same time,
difficult to navigate. Patrons feel the overall experience getting attention of employees can be difficult, especially in the deli
has improved since some renovations occurred, and that area. Positive comments were also expressed at sale prices, as well
there are more friendly staff here than at main location. as quality of meat. A major area of complaint (also affecting other
While the deli is now closed, people enjoy the new falafel stores) is the sale of meat and dairy products after expiration dates
have passed. Other comments were directed at the tight layout
area.
within the store making it difficult to get around, the odd smell of the
store at times, and difficulty in finding parking.

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Shaul’s Kosher Market
Kesher Israel Sisterhood
Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent Presents
Service quality 3% 10% 20% 33% 32% Red, White & Blueberry
Cooking Kosher in our Nation’s Capital
Environment 6% 11% 35% 35% 12%
(cleanliness/layout)

Selection of
6% 28% 34% 24% 7%
merchandise

Quality of fresh &


5% 9% 30% 34% 16%
prepared foods

Price 6% 19% 46% 22% 5%

Number of respondents for this store: 190

Summary of Comments:
Shaul’s Kosher Market puts a positive face forward with its
owner, Shaul, whom customers find to be very friendly and
helpful. The store itself is considered to provide a good
selection of Israeli products, and people appreciate the
accommodation of special meat requests. Customers
recommend that Shaul consider refreshing the environment a Each cookbook is priced at $25 plus shipping and handling.
bit as well as cleaning the store more often. As a relatively Contact sisterhood@kesher.org for more information.
small store, it has limited selection overall. Patrons also
mentioned finding food item beyond their expiration dates.

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Ben Yehuda Cafe and Pizzeria

Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent

Food quality 5% 12% 35% 39% 10%

Service quality 15% 25% 30% 25% 6%


Environment
(cleanliness/ 9% 23% 42% 20% 6%
appearance/décor)

Value 6% 17% 48% 22% 7%

Number of respondents for this store: 196


Full Survey Results: Restaurants
Summary of Comments:
While the survey was underway, Ben Yehuda had
undergone a change in ownership/management. Thus,
both the numerical scores and written comments reflect a
mix of the approach of the previous owner as well as the
new one. That being said, survey takers had positive
words about the new owner and the changes that have
occurred under his early leadership. Comments hit a
range of topics, including requests for more healthier
dining options, need for more supervision of employees,
request for more attention to cleaning the premises, and
items on the menu not being available.

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Eli’s Restaurant Goldberg’s Bagels

Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent

Food quality 1% 6% 23% 45% 25% Food quality 1% 2% 20% 48% 30%

Service quality 3% 9% 26% 42% 21% Service quality 3% 6% 26% 46% 19%

Environment Environment
(cleanliness/ 2% 6% 23% 44% 26% (cleanliness/ 2% 5% 30% 40% 23%
appearance/décor) appearance/décor)

Value 4% 10% 30% 42% 13% Value 2% 8% 28% 44% 18%

Number of respondents for this store: 273 Number of respondents for this store: 224

Summary of Comments: Summary of Comments:


For the most part, people like eating at Eli’s restaurant and Goldberg’s Bagels is described as “a nice place” to eat.
appreciate its downtown location near the Dupont Metro Their bagel sandwiches get very good marks from
station. The staff get pretty good comments about the quality customers. The quality of the food is consistent, the
of service and pleasant attitude. Positive elements of the establishment is kept clean, and people enjoy the bagel
restaurant include: mainly clean environment, tasty food, good sandwiches. Choices beyond bagel-related items are
menu variety for a deli, and decent ambiance. The fajitas were
limited, and customers feel that prices are a bit expensive
mentioned a number of times as a dish that people should try.
A number of people have expressed gratitude for being served for bagels. Patrons observe that bagel availability is often
food close to closing time. On the negative side, the limited and request an expansion of the menu. Service
establishment can get crowded due to the limited size of the quality received mixed written comments – with the main
interior and the placement of the tables. Service can be a bit complaint being the slowness of service and orders not
slow as well. being filled correctly.

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JCC Cafe Kosher Pastry Oven Cafe

Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent

Food quality 1% 2% 16% 37% 44% Food quality 1% 3% 13% 36% 48%

Service quality 0% 6% 17% 40% 37% Service quality 4% 7% 26% 39% 25%

Environment Environment
(cleanliness/ 2% 8% 26% 34% 31% (cleanliness/ 0% 1% 16% 41% 43%
appearance/décor) appearance/décor)

Value 4% 9% 33% 31% 23% Value 6% 19% 27% 35% 14%

Number of respondents for this store: 129 Number of respondents for this store: 155

Summary of Comments: Summary of Comments:


Customers of JCC Café enjoy the “good food” at the The Kosher Pastry Oven’s café is seen as a “nice dairy
restaurant and find it to be a “nice dining experience.” option” for the DC area with a clean, pleasant
Even so, consumers request new and more options on atmosphere. People especially enjoy coming here for
the menu that has remained the same for some time. One breakfast and brunch. Customers would like to see
annoyance that customers encounter is that the expanded hours as well as an expanded menu (including
establishment sometimes closes early without warning. healthier items). Service is characterized as too slow and
The location of the JCC Café presents difficulties for some employees have a bit of “attitude” at the register.
patrons – parking can be difficult and many people do not Last, patrons request that KPO look into offering higher
enjoy the ambiance (since the restaurant sits in the JCC’s quality coffee.
lobby on the way to the gym).

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Max’s Place Moti’s Grill

Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent

Food quality 3% 11% 24% 44% 19% Food quality 2% 10% 29% 41% 19%

Service quality 7% 19% 33% 33% 8% Service quality 13% 13% 37% 24% 13%

Environment Environment
(cleanliness/ 12% 25% 32% 26% 5% (cleanliness/ 6% 13% 36% 30% 16%
appearance/décor) appearance/décor)

Value 5% 17% 40% 31% 7% Value 4% 17% 41% 28% 11%

Number of respondents for this store: 396 Number of respondents for this store: 203

Summary of Comments: Summary of Comments:


Customers of Max’s overwhelmingly focus on the falafel and One key comment by customers of Moti’s Grill is that
schwarma as the crown jewels of this restaurant (one small people appreciate the renovations that have occurred,
request for improvement: offer laffa bread). Consumers like separating the restaurant from the grocery store. This
some of the other dishes as well, with the fried chicken division has provided a better atmosphere for restaurant
mentioned specifically. Patrons see Max’s as providing a good goers. Even so, employees need to keep the restaurant
value for food. At the same time, employees in the regular line cleaner. The main comment on service is that it is slow,
are said to provide slow service and they could use more even at off-hours. Falafel and schwarma are mentioned
training. The general environment received negative as particular dishes people enjoy. Patrons indicate that
comments for lack of cleanliness, too much noise, and tired overall food quality is inconsistent. Last, some consumers
décor. People would appreciate improvement in the line
had some requests for healthier options.
ordering system. When groups are there, regular customers
believe that they are not treated very well.

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Nut House Pizza Pita Plus

Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent

Food quality 7% 14% 22% 35% 22% Food quality 1% 2% 11% 46% 40%

Service quality 10% 22% 31% 24% 12% Service quality 5% 6% 18% 46% 26%

Environment Environment
(Cleanliness/ 38% 37% 15% 7% 4% (cleanliness/ 2% 4% 17% 53% 25%
appearance/décor) appearance/décor)

Value 7% 19% 40% 22% 12% Value 4% 7% 29% 42% 19%


Number of respondents for this store: 123 Number of respondents for this store: 130

Summary of Comments: Summary of Comments:


For another year, consumers have noted the lack of Pita Plus received good marks for the variety of dishes offered
cleanliness of this establishment. This issue and the on the Israeli-style menu. Some people expressed their
décor keep people away from this restaurant. Some opinion that this restaurant is the best kosher establishment in
consumers in the community feel that this restaurant the DC area. Patrons specifically mentioned the following
offers the best kosher pizza in town. Others find the pizza dishes as very good: schwarma, schnitzel, Moroccan cigars,
on the greasy side. and the kabobs. Service issues still remain here; customers
focused particularly on the slowness of service due to an
insufficient number of wait staff on duty. This restaurant’s
inconvenient location presents a problem for potential
customers who do not live in the College Park area. While
coming here is worth the drive for some people, perhaps a
delivery service might be an option considered by Pita Plus.

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Royal Dragon Glatt Kosher Restaurant Siena’s Pizza

Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent

Food quality 12% 14% 33% 33% 8% Food quality 3% 11% 31% 39% 17%

Service quality 5% 14% 33% 35% 13% Service quality 4% 11% 35% 38% 12%

Environment Environment
(cleanliness/ 6% 13% 34% 35% 13% (cleanliness/ 4% 11% 35% 39% 12%
appearance/décor) appearance/décor)

Value 10% 17% 36% 30% 7% Value 3% 13% 40% 36% 9%

Number of respondents for this store: 292 Number of respondents for this store: 278

Summary of Comments: Summary of Comments:


Royal Dragon received very mixed written comments Customers of Siena’s Pizza appreciate the scope of the
about the quality of the food, on average a bit more menu options, with some pointing out the Mexican options
negative than the quantitative scores indicate. Some in particular. For those with less than positive experiences
people report receiving good food, some describing a with that type of dish at Siena’s, customers request that
mediocre experience. From visit-to-visit, food quality is not the restaurant try to make those dishes more flavorful.
seen as consistent. People do recommend the buffet. Some consumers really like the taste of the pizza here.
While the service is often seen as slow, some people The staff received generally positive comments, although
indicated having positive service experiences. The mistakes in orders are more common than they should be
establishment itself is described as clean. One request by and employees are not able to handle crowds very well.
patrons is that Royal Dragon consider offering specials On the environment, customers find the establishment
different from the main menu. generally clean, but request that management pay more
attention to cleaning the bathrooms.

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Dunkin’ Donuts

Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent

Food quality 1% 4% 23% 46% 26%

Service quality 2% 6% 31% 43% 19%

Selection 1% 7% 25% 46% 21%

Environment
(cleanliness/ 2% 9% 31% 40% 18%
Full Survey Results: Bakeries appearance/ décor)

Price 1% 4% 23% 48% 24%

Number of respondents for this store: 184


New York Bakery/Bread’s Unlimited received an insufficient
number of survey responses to have their results listed in the
final survey report. Summary of Comments:
Kosher consumers in the Washington area expressed
disappointment in the reduction in the number of Dunkin
Donuts under kosher supervision due to a directive from
the company’s national office. The remaining locations
received a limited number of written comments. People
indicated that they enjoyed this establishment’s donuts,
bagels, and muffins.

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Goldberg's Kosher Bagels (Rockville) Kosher Mart’s Bakery

Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent

Food quality 1% 4% 11% 32% 52% Food quality 7% 11% 34% 39% 9%

Service quality 2% 5% 19% 40% 36% Service quality 10% 12% 39% 27% 12%

Selection 2% 7% 27% 33% 31% Selection 4% 15% 45% 27% 9%

Environment Environment
(cleanliness/ 1% 2% 27% 39% 31% (cleanliness/ 5% 18% 45% 25% 8%
appearance/décor) appearance/décor)

Price 1% 7% 27% 40% 24% Price 8% 21% 46% 21% 4%

Number of respondents for this store: 245 Number of respondents for this store: 228

Summary of Comments: Summary of Comments:


It is no surprise (but always good to confirm) that great bagels Items recommended by customers in Kosher Mart’s
are the hallmark of Goldberg’s Kosher Bagels, according to bakery are: whole wheat challah, cookies, and foccacia
customers. Black Russian bagels get a special bread. Overall, patrons describe the baked goods as
recommendation from patrons. Employees received mostly average and not as fresh as many would expect. People
positive comments. One change from last year is that are particularly critical of the breads in general. Other
Goldberg’s is no longer offering fresh baked good from
issues in this section of the store are the limited
“Confections By Sue,” some of which have been replaced with
products from Rosendorf’s from Baltimore. People miss the availability of goods on a daily basis and the lack of
former supplier of non-bagel baked goods. Customers would employees available to provide service.
like ingredient labels on products.

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Kosher Pastry Oven Krispy Kreme Donuts (various locations)

Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent

Food quality 1% 2% 11% 20% 66% Food quality 2% 2% 8% 35% 53%

Service quality 3% 9% 23% 27% 38% Service quality 1% 4% 18% 39% 39%

Selection 3% 10% 24% 31% 32% Selection 0% 5% 19% 31% 45%

Environment Environment
(cleanliness/ 0% 2% 13% 42% 44% (cleanliness/ 1% 3% 18% 31% 47%
appearance/décor) appearance/décor)

Price 7% 19% 34% 26% 14% Price 1% 6% 17% 38% 39%

Number of respondents for this store: 177 Number of respondents for this store: 131

Summary of Comments: Summary of Comments:


Written comments for Kosher Pastry Oven present a clear There were not a significant number of written comments
major theme: this establishment offers high quality, expensive for Krispy Kreme. For those comments received, people
baked goods. Cakes and the fruit tart receive special indicated that they thought the establishment’s donuts
recognition, and patrons appreciate being able to purchase were very good, especially when being eaten hot from the
Passover goods. Consumers find the selection here limited at fryer. Visiting the factory location in Alexandria is
most times and would purchase more goods if they were
recommended. Retail locations offer a good variety of
offered, particularly breads and healthier options. The staff
keeps this establishment clean, but customers observe that donuts.
the attitude of some employees is sub-par.

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Shalom’s Bakery

Poor Fair Good V.Good Excellent

Food quality 2% 9% 25% 40% 23%

Service quality 3% 9% 33% 35% 19%

Selection 1% 8% 30% 42% 19%

Environment
(cleanliness/ 5% 14% 35% 35% 11%
appearance/décor)

Price 5% 17% 45% 25% 9%

Number of respondents for this store: 265

Summary of Comments:
Patrons of Shalom’s Bakery expressed positive comments,
mostly about the cakes. This bakery was singled out as a key
source for kids’ birthday cakes. Cookies were also mentioned
as being fairly good. The breads in general received neutral to
negative comments – with particular focus on the challahs
(although there were many people who did like the challah).
Customers mentioned in a positive manner a new baker at this
establishment who offering new products. The level of service
was described as good, although there have been issues with
the accuracy of call-in orders.

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Restaurants

Food Service Environment Value


Ben Yehuda
49 31 26 29
Cafe & Pizzeria
Kosher Quality Scores Eli's Restaurant 70 63 70 55
Goldberg’s
78 65 63 62
Bagels
Note: Kosher Quality Scores are based on adding the very JCC Café 81 77 65 54
good and excellent percentages in each of the rated Kosher Pastry
categories (e.g., quality of food) for each establishment. The 84 64 84 49
Oven Cafe
bold number reflects the highest score for that category. Max’s Place 63 41 31 38
Moti’s Grill 60 37 46 39
Nut House
57 36 11 34
Pizza
Pita Plus 86 72 78 61
Royal Dragon 41 48 48 37
Siena’s Pizza 56 50 51 45

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Stores Bakeries

Environ- Select- Environ


Service ment Selection Quality Price Food Service ion ment Price
Kosher Mart Dunkin Donuts 72 62 67 58 72
40 46 77 52 23
(Boiling Brook) Goldberg’s 84 76 64 70 64
Kosher Mart Kosher Mart
47 41 23 37 19 48 39 36 33 25
(Rollins)
Shalom’s Kosher Pastry
60 33 55 59 25 86 65 63 86 40
Kosher Market Oven
Shaul’s Kosher Krispy Kreme 88 78 76 78 77
65 47 31 50 27 Shalom’s
Market 63 54 61 46 34
Kosher Market

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Restaurants

Ben Yehuda Cafe and Pizzeria


1370B Lamberton Drive
Silver Spring Maryland 20902
(301) 681-8900
www.ben-yehuda-pizza.com
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Washington

Colonial Kosher Cafe


@ George Washington University Hillel
Washington DC Kosher Directory
2300 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 994-2189
www.gwhillel.org/kosher-cafe
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Washington

Eli's Restaurant
1253 20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-2307
(202) 785-4314
www.elis-dc.com
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Washington

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Goldberg's New York Bagels Moti's Grill
4824-6 Boiling Brook Parkway 4860 Boiling Brook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852 Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 816-9229 (301) 468-0400
www.goldbergsbagels.com www.koshermart.com
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Washington Washington
JCC Cafe
1529 16th Street NW Nut House Pizza
Washington, DC 20036 11419 Georgia Avenue
(202) 387-3246 Wheaton, MD 20902
www.jcccafe.com (301) 942-5900
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Washington Washington

Max's Place Pita Plus


2311 University Blvd West 4425 Lehigh Road
Silver Spring, MD 20902 College Park, MD 20740
(301) 949-6297 (301) 864-5150
www.TheShalomGroup.com www.pitaplusmd.com
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Washington Washington

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The Pomegranate Bistro Bakeries
7943 Tuckerman Lane
Potomac, MD 20854 Eden Cake, LLC
(301) 299-9888 Potomac MD 20854
www.pombistro.com (301) 279-7951
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater www.edencake.com
Washington rachelle@EdenCake.com
Royal Dragon Glatt Kosher Restaurant Dunkin Donuts - Twinbrook Shopping Center
4840 Boiling Brook Parkway 2006 Viers Mill Road
Rockville, MD 20852 Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 468-1922 (301) 762-5864
www.royalkosherrestaurant.com Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington
Washington
Dunkin Donuts at JCC of Greater Washington
Siena's Pizzeria 6125 Montrose Road
11417 Woodglen Drive Rockville, MD
Rockville, MD 20852 Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
(301) 770-7474 Washington
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Washington Goldberg's New York Bagels
4824-6 Boiling Brook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Washington

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Kosher Pastry Oven Krispy Kreme Doughnuts #226
1372 Lamberton Drive 14919 Shady Grove Road
Wheaton, Maryland 20902 Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 592-8844 Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
www.thekosherpastryoven.com Washington
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Washington Krispy Kreme Doughnuts #3509
1350 Connecticut Ave NW
KosherMart Washington, DC 20036
4860 Boiling Brook Parkway Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Rockville, MD 20852 Washington
(301) 468-0400
www.koshermart.com Shalom Kosher Market and Bakery
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater 2307 University Blvd West
Washington Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 946-6500
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation www.TheShalomGroup.com
6332 Richmond Highway Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Alexandria, VA 22306 Washington
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Washington Zomick’s
Distributed by Capital Challah
(301) 593-5775
Supervision: Five Town Vaad and the OK
Notes: Weekly orders to Capital Challah can be
picked up at certain locations around the area

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Caterers
Cakes Plus
3325 Corridor Market Place Captain T Catering
Laurel, MD 20724 c/o Shaul Kosher Market
(301) 490-3600 1319 Lamberton Drive
Supervision: Metro-K Wheaton, MD 20902
(240) 353-4855
New Yorker Bakery/Bread's Unlimited www.CaptainTFood.com
Breads Unlimited Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
6914 Arlington Rd Washington
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 656-2340 Catering by Weiss
Supervision: Metro-K 8 Gwynns Mill Court
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(800) 459-0009
www.cateringbyweiss.com
Supervision: Star-K & Rabbinical Council of Greater
Washington

Catering by Yaffa, Inc.


4311 Old Milford Mill Road
Washington DC, MD 21208
(410) 486-3325
www.cateringbyyaffa.com
Supervision: Star-K

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Claudia's Kitchen Ester's Catering
11431 Cronhill Drive, Suite C 6312 Benhurst Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117 Washington DC, MD 21209
(410) 581-0234 (410) 358-2306
www.claudiaskitchen.com Supervision: Star-K
Supervision: Star-D
Milk and Honey Bistro Inc.
Dahan of Washington 1777 Reisterstown Road
14670 Southlawn Lane Washington DC, MD 21208
Rockville, MD 20850 (410) 486-4344
(301) 294-8445 Supervision: Star-K & Rabbinical Council of Greater
www.dahancaterers.com Washington
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Washington O'Fishel
700 Rockland Hills Drive
Dovid Elgamil Catering Washington DC, MD 21209
3809 Clarks Lane, Suite 301 (410) 764-3474
Washington DC, MD 21215 Supervision: Star-K
(410) 764-1263
Supervision: Star-K Orli Catering
3103 Northbrook Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
(877) ORLY-TLC
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Washington & Star-K

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Royal Dragon Glatt Kosher Caterers Stores/Butchers
4840 Boiling Brook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852 Kosher Mart
(301) 468-1922 4860 Boiling Brook Parkway
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater Rockville, MD 20852
Washington & Star-K (301) 468-0400
www.koshermart.com
Sara's Fine Catering
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
4860 Boiling Brook Parkway
Washington
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 468-0400
Kosher Mart
www.sarasfinecatering.com
188 Rollins Avenue
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Rockville Maryland 20852
Washington
(301) 468-4840
www.koshermart.com
Signature Kosher Catering by Max's
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
2319 University Boulevard West
Washington
Wheaton, MD 20902
(301) 949-6297
Shalom Kosher Market and Bakery
www.TheShalomGroup.com
2307 University Blvd West
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Washington
(301) 946-6500
www.TheShalomGroup.com
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Washington

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Shaul's Kosher Market Other
1319 Lamberton Drive
Wheaton, MD 20902 Brookville Market
(301) 593-1800 3427 Connecticut Ave NW
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington DC 20008
Washington (202) 244-9114
Note: Carries many kosher products.

Magruder’s
1371 Lamberton Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(240) 290-0722
Note: Carries many kosher products.

Safeway (“Social Safeway”)


1855 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-3223
Note: Carries many kosher products.

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Trader Joe’s Sabra Deli @ Maryland Hillel
2425 L St. NW (on 25th St. between L and M) 7612 Mowatt Lane
Washington, DC 20037 College Park, MD 20740
(202) 296-1921 (301) 422-6200
Note: Carries many kosher products. Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Washington
Shoppers Food Warehouse
Fair City Mall, District Market
9622 Main Street George Washington University
Fairfax, VA 22203 800 21st Street NW
(703) 978-1256 Marvin Center, Room 311
Note: Carries many kosher products. Washington, DC 20052
Note: Carries many kosher products.
Hebrew Home Cafeteria
6121 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 770-8345
Supervision: Rabbinical Council of Greater
Washington

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Kosher Supervision Organizations

Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington/


Vaad Harabanim of Greater Washington
11161 New Hampshire Ave, Suite 402
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(301) 593-0336
www.capitolk.org
capitolkdc@verizon.net

Star-K Kosher Certification


122 Slade Avenue
Suite 300
Washington DC, Maryland 21208
(410) 484-4110
www.star-k.org
star-k@star-k.org

Metro-K (Metropolitan Rabbinical Kashrut


Association)
P. O. Box 4342
Silver Spring, MD 20914
(301) 613-6699
ravzev@hotmail.com
Rabbi Zev Schechter

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Web Sites & Blogs
Relating to Kosher Food
The Kosher Blog
www.kosherblog.net
The Kosher Blog is a major compendium of recipes, product
and restaurant reviews, industry gossip, and miscellaneous
information about real kosher-living “issues that simply can’t be
Kosher Community Surveys found elsewhere” on the Internet.
www.kosher-community-surveys.com Kashrut.com
Home of all things about kosher community surveys! www.kashrut.com
This site has a variety of kosher-related resources, including
* * * kosher food alerts, kosher travel, articles about kosher food
processing.
The following web sites are not affiliated with Kosher
Kosher Today
Community Surveys LLC, but are listed here because www.koshertoday.com
they might be of interest to you. KosherToday is the leading source of news for the kosher food
and beverage industry.

Kosearch
http://www.kosearch.org/
Kosher-specific Internet search by limiting results to an
expertly-selected collection of trusted websites.

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End Notes

• Kosher Community Surveys LLC welcomes your


comments/suggestions to improve the survey for next
year. Contact us at feedback@kosher-community-
surveys.com.

• We hope that survey information will provide the


community with a unique resource for kosher food as
well as provide establishment owners valuable
information on how to better serve their customer’s
needs.

• The information reflected in this report is intended to


be as accurate as possible as of the date of this
publication; however, information can change over
time. It is recommended that you call an establishment
directly or the appropriate kosher supervision authority © 2008 Kosher Community Surveys LLC
for the most up-to-date information.

• Check out our surveys of other cities, including Boston,


Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland and Philadelphia at
www.kosher-community-surveys.com.

If you or your organization would like to advertise in next


year’s final survey report, please e-mail
businessoffice@kosher-community-surveys.com.

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