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Kosher Food

 

Keeping Kosher in Canberra

Most kosher foods are available in Canberra such as Costco in Fyshwick. Kosher meat is sold at some of the Coles stores in Canberra. Kosher wine can be purchased from the ACTJC Centre during office hours.

 

Kosher Groceries

Coles Manuka, City and Kaleen may still have dedicated kosher sections, selling chalav Israel cheese and yoghurt, as well as kosher fish products, pickles, grape juice, dips and other products. Many other kosher products can be found on the shelves of all regular supermarkets, as well as many delis around Canberra. Costco supermarket in particular stocks many kosher products imported from the United States.

To find out which products are kosher, look for a reliable hechsher (kashrut symbol), or use the kosher product directory on the Kashrut Authority (KA) website https://www.ka.org.au There is also a KA app, which can be handy for when you’re out and about shopping.

 

Kosher Meat

Coles Woden, Manuka or Kaleen stock a variety of frozen kosher meat, sourced from Continental Kosher Butchers in Melbourne. They generally stock chicken (whole, breast, thighs), beef roasts, sausages, hamburgers, lamb cutlets and a small range of sliced meat. As stock tends to change, it may be worth ringing prior to any visits if the store is not in your locality.

For the full range of kosher meat and smallgoods, Coles Woden may place special orders upon request with Continental Kosher Butchers. Contact the supermarket directly to receive the order list, and for more information. Due to frequent staff changes in Coles, this practice may change before we become aware of it so it is always best to check with the Manager at your preferred Coles store.

 

Kosher baked goods

Kosher challah and other baked goods are stocked at Coles supermarket in Manuka and Shop Rite at the Griffith shops (2 Barker Street). Baked goods are from Glick's Bakery and Grandma Moses.  The ACTJC Centre no longer stocks challah and baked goods as the huge increase in transport costs makes transporting it from Melbourne unviable.

For a wide range of kosher gourmet smallgoods, pickles, antipasti, spices and dips, Melbourne deli Lewis & Son delivers to Canberra. Orders placed by 8am Monday will be delivered on Wednesday. For most postcodes in Canberra, the delivery fee is $15. Check the Lewis & Son website for more details, and to place your order. https://www.lewisandson.com.au

 

Kosher wine

A range of kosher wine can be purchased from the ACTJC Centre during office hours. For a wider selection, the multi-regional kosher winery Six Parallels South will deliver to Canberra, year-round, for $10 (6 bottles) or $15 (12 bottles). The minimum order is 6 bottles. New wines are released for Rosh Hashanan and Pesach, and there are regular sales. http://www.6psouth.com

You can also order kosher wine online, with free delivery to Canberra for cases of 12, from Five Stones: https://www.kosherwine.com.au/

The Kosher Hub delivers kosher food hampers, including wine, Australia wide: https://thekosherhub.com.au/

 

Kosher food help and advice

For particular issues or questions, ACTJC members are happy to provide personal advice to members on where to find hard-to-find kosher products. We keep a kashrut mailing list and Facebook messenger group, for swapping updates and asking questions. Please contact the office to be added to the mailing list and /or messenger group.

Also, with ACTJC members regularly travelling to Sydney and Melbourne, if there’s something special you need, a member may be able to bring it back for you. Just chat to us at synagogue.

Fri, 27 January 2023 5 Shevat 5783