29 December 2010

A little moderation

*note: this post will remain at the top until a new moderator is found.

KosherVancouver needs a new moderator(s). We here at KosherVancouver have made aliyah and will no longer be able to keep the blog up-to-date.

KosherVancouver covers items of interest to the kosher consumer, including what kosher products are available in various Vancouver stores, kosher restaurant information, kosher alerts. Also, we respond to email requests from travellers, and various other emails of interest.

Please email KosherVancouver if you are interested in taking over this blog. While we haven't been able to keep it updated as frequently as we'd like, we would still hate to see the blog die away.


09 February 2010

Finally, a nice place to take your kosher date.

A new kosher dining experience is coming to Vancouver on February 10!

Maple Grill
The West Coast Kosher Kitchen

Kosher food meets modern cuisine in a fusion of new flavours that is brand new to Vancouver.

With major trends in personal wellness and the concern for animal rights on the horizon, the time for emerging health-conscious menus could not be better; add kosher-monitored food preparations to the equation and you tap into a whole new level of healthy eating.

Maple Grill is an innovative idea for a new dining experience; a comfortable environment for a business meeting, social dinner, drinks or a quick bite to eat.

Maple Grill
The West Coast Kosher Kitchen

Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Cuisine: Kosher, Global, International
Neighborhood: Kitsilano
Cross Street: Broadway and Maple

Website: http://www.maplegrill.com
Email: info@maplegrill.com
Phone: 604.568.4885

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sun - Thur: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Fri: 11:00am - sundown
Dinner: Sun - Thur: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sat: Sundown - 12:00am
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
Executive Chef: Sarah Robinson

Public Transit: The restaurant is located on major bus routes, and a short transit from the Canada line Sky Train.
Parking: Private Lot
Parking Details: We offer limited parking for guests in the lot behind the restaurant.


29 June 2009

Kosher Alert: Cosmo Bakery

From BCK:

June 19, 2009


Please be advised that as of July 1, 2009 Cosmo Bakery will no longer be certified kosher by the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of British Columbia (BC Kosher). For more information, please contact Rabbi Lando at (604) 731-1803 ext 103.


08 October 2008

Kosher Alert: Mix it up

From BCK:

October 10, 2008


Please be advised that Dan-D-Pak Ranger Mix contains dairy (Not Cholov Yisroel) ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Consumers finding this product are asked to contact BC Kosher at (604) 731-1803 or by email.


29 July 2008

No shrimp, Sherlock

A new kosher alert:

Full Circle Assorted Frozen Shrimp Products, Topco Associates LLC- Skokie, IL:
These products are bearing an unauthorized OU symbol and are not certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. Corrective action is being taken. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

*gasp* The OU doesn't certify shrimp?? Simply shocking.

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01 June 2008

If you think it's Kosher, but it's not

According to BC Kosher: Kayan Mediterranean Cuisine, located at #202-777 West Broadway in Vancouver, has been representing themselves as a kosher restaurant. The restaurant is in fact not certified kosher.

Always ask to see the Certificate of Kashrut if you are not familiar with a kosher restaurant. And remember, sometimes the misrepresentation is not malicious; a lot of people honestly - albeit naively - think they're kosher, based on their own misunderstanding of what kosher actually means.


18 May 2008

Cashrewt Alert

From BCKosher:

And to think, we almost bought these...

May 18, 2008 - Please be advised that TRADER JOE’S brand CASHEWS marked product of Thailand bear an unauthorized BCK symbol of Kashrus. Consumers finding this product are asked to contact BC Kosher at (604) 731-1803 or by email info@bckosher.org.