Do you have a question about Kosher food in KW?
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    There are no kosher restaurants currently operating in the KW area. Chabad offers catering for local firms on a per-request basis. Click here for the menu and online order form.

Farm Boy Waterloo

The following items will be available at Farm Boy Waterloo, located at King and Weber, beginning Nov. 15, 2023. Our deep gratitude goes to the entire Farm Boy head office and Waterloo teams for making the effort to ensure reliable availability of kosher foods for our community - please support this store!

Fresh Chicken
Whole Chicken
Chicken Breast Boneless Skinless
Chicken Leg
Chicken Wing
Boneless Chicken Leg (Dark meat)
Fresh Beef
Medium Ground Beef
Lean Ground Beef
Beef Stew
Rib Steak
Miami Style Short Ribs
Double Brisket
Pickled Brisket
Beef Salami Sliced
Beef Pastrami sliced
Smoked Corned Beef sliced (Motreal Style)
Turkey Roll Sliced
Smoked Turkey roll Sliced
Beef Salami Chubb

For a list of over 300 Farm Boy-labelled items that are certified kosher, click here.

What is "Pas Yisroel"?.

1. Zehr's, Valu-Mart and Sobeys carry frozen Dempster’s “Home Bakery” baguettes and dinner rolls, certified by Chof-K. They are Pas Yisroel when baked by someone Jewish. All breads from the All Star bakery are kosher and Pas Yisroel.

The Wholesale Club carries fresh salmon with an OU. Kosher lox and herring are available in many supermarkets. Kosher cans and packets of tuna and salmon are also widely available.

A wide variety of Zoglos Vegetarian Choice products, which are kosher, can be found in Sobeys Bridgeport and Beechwood Zehr's.

    In Ontario, all wine is sold at the government owned stores known as “LCBO” (Liquor Control Board of Ontario - Most LCBOs in our area stock some kosher wines, with the largest selection available at the LCBO next door to Sobeys at Columbia and Fischer Hallman. Most of the kosher wines can be found in the vintages section, and some stores actually have a kosher section as well. Be sure to check for a reliable kosher symbol on the label.

Beechwood Zehr’s and Sobey's Ira Needles carries Kedem sparkling grape juice.

    Some common, reliable kosher symbols include:

Many every day items in every supermarket bear a kosher symbol. (The COR symbol often includes numbers in the circle. This does not have anything to do with the kosher status of the item in question).

בתיאבון– Bon Appetit!

Pas Yisroel: In a series of rabbinical ordinances instituted as a safeguard against intermarriage and assimilation, the Sages forbade the consumption of the wine, bread and cooked foods of a non-Jew, even when these do not contain any non-kosher ingredients. Technically, this prohibition of non-Jewish bread applies to home-baked bread, not to bread prepared in a commercial bakery. Nevertheless, it is the custom of many communities to use only pas yisroel ("Jewish-baked bread") rather than avail oneself of this leniency.