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Best Bets For Kosher Food In Detroit

As news of food-borne illnesses continue to fill headlines around the country, more and more people are turning to kosher foods, which are prepared under strict Jewish dietary laws. But whether you practice Judaism or not, eating kosher food may be a better way to eat because of the health benefits to both human and animals. Check out this list for your best bets for kosher restaurants in the metro-Detroit area.
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Zeman's New York Kosher Bakery
25258 Greenfield Road
Oak Park, MI 48237
(248) 967-3905

Zeman's is metro-Detroit's oldest kosher bakery. It's located in an unassuming strip mall, but don't let the no-frills interior fool you. Breads are baked fresh daily and include pumpernickel, rye, onion rolls and sweet treats like brownies, doughnuts and pastries. Come early, because freshly-baked New Yorkers and challah don't last long. And during traditional Jewish holidays, seven-layer cakes are scooped up quickly as well. Zeman's is located in Oak Park just a couple miles north of Detroit.

Hummus and Falafel
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Yossi's Israeli Cuisine
7325 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 626-0160

Yossi's is one of the top-rated kosher spots in the Detroit area. The menu is similar to what you might find in a traditional Middle Eastern restaurant. It specializes in falafel, kebabs, hummus, shawarma, tabbouleh, baba ghanoush and fattoush. Israeli cuisine is combined with Moroccan influences, which emphases spices and slow cooking to bring out the best flavors. Yossi's also has a wide variety of vegetarian options to appeal to non-meat eaters. Don't miss the lentil and vegetable soups, both of which are made without meat stock.

Jerusalem Pizza

Jerusalem Pizza
25050 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 552-0088

With two locations (West Bloomfield and Southfield), Jerusalem Pizza has been serving the metro-Detroit community for over 14 years. The specialty is pizza that's prepared following the strictest of kosher laws using the finest vegetarian ingredients. Try the custom-made, original Jerusalem Pies, which are brushed with egg and sesame seeds or garlic. They're available with any of the specialty pizza flavors, which feature unique pies like falafel, chicken dijon, Alaskan, eggplant and kishke.

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Sara's Glatt Kosher Deli and Restaurant
15110 West 10 Mile Road
Oak Park, MI 48237
(248) 967-8681

Since 1985, Sara's Glatt Kosher Deli and Restaurant has been serving up a variety of delicious kosher food. From a big, tasty rib eye steak to authentic kosher sandwiches made with pastrami, corned beef, roast beef and more, Sara's is a New York-style deli located in the heart of metro-Detroit. It offers plenty of vegetarian options too, including omelets and veggie burgers. All the food is held to the Council of Orthodox Rabbis of Greater of Detroit's highest standards.

Jerusalem Sub
26055 Greenfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076
www.jsubsonline.comJerusalem Sub, located in the same shopping center as Jerusalem Pizza, sells a variety of kosher subs and sandwiches. All of the breads are Pas Yisroel and baked fresh daily. The restaurant offers plenty of fish and vegetarian options for non-carnivores and even has kids mini subs that come with a cookie, juice box and toy. Try one of the specialty subs, which include roast beef, meatball marinara, club combo and the cold cut sub.

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Scott Christ is a resident of Rochester Hills, MI who is passionate about all things local. He currently works as a copywriter for a healthcare communications firm in Ferndale. His work can be found at

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