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Buying Kosher-Certified Foods Online
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But none of this helps if you only shop in stores and you are not around kosher foods. If you are not in a highly Jewish area then the odds are that your local grocery store only carries a handful of kosher items. Even if you do live in a highly Jewish neighborhood the selection can still be abysmal and specialty kosher stores are rare as well as hard to find.
For the rest of the populous there is another option to fulfill all of your kosher needs: online shopping. Normally it is an option that people do not consider. More good news is that a competitive national market, tough food regulations, and a wide selection makes shopping online a very lucrative endeavor. The process could save you time as well as money while providing you with the largest selection of kosher foods on the market. But the question is where to start in this large market?
For the beginner—like those who have a newly discovered religion or want a return to old customs—one good place to start shopping online is with baked goods. They are readily used every week in Jewish ceremonies and it is a cheap starting place to get into the habit of eating kosher. You can also easily test out the quality and price of goods from certain vendors without losing anything. A good place to start is with Goldman’s Kosher Bakery. Family owned and operated for over 45 years, they sell all types of baked goods that are made from scratch.
But perhaps challah is not your first purchase for kosher foods. Maybe you make it yourself or you already buy challah from a local shop. If that is the case then perhaps buying kosher online means getting a hold of more specialized kosher items. And what is more specialized than wine? The market is a long way from just Manischewitz these days. Try KosherWine.com for a site that combines great selection and price to offer up a decently large wine selection.
Now if you eat only kosher on a daily basis you must know how time consuming it is to make all of those trips to the store. Buying online will save you a lot of time, and there are plenty of online kosher stores that offer the same style as your local grocery. You can get your bread, meat, dairy, and candy all in one stop.
If you need suggestions on grocery style stores then try AviGlatt and NetGrocer. If you need more specialized foods including people with dietary restrictions then try AllergyFreeKosher. If you are more health conscious then try KOLFoods, which is one of the only online meat stores that has organic and kosher. These are just a few suggestions and the options are quite substantial. But if none of these spark your interest then just start looking around with a Google search. Odds are you can find a store that caters to any style of a kosher lifestyle.