Best Bets For Kosher Food In Sacramento

April 4, 2012 6:00 AM

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Kosher food can be hard to come by, especially if you live in the Sacramento area. Although this city has no shortage of an Orthodox presence, since the departure of the area’s rabbi last year, there have been budgetary restrictions on restaurants that offer kosher food. The Jewish community has heard the call for a new rabbi and is in the process of electing one who will allow for more blessed menu items. However in the meantime, kosher dining is limited. Luckily, all hope is not lost. Sacramento residents can still enjoy this cherished food by following this outline of all things kosher around town.

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koshergourmetcatering Best Bets For Kosher Food In Sacramento


Get Your Kosher Meal Catered:

Kosher Gourmet Catering
(916) 396-9123

If you’re looking to have a group gathering, consider contacting Kosher Gourmet Catering to take care of all your needs. Chef Yair Luria heads the kitchen and he knows more than a thing or two about preparing these unique dishes.

After several years of working as an executive chef in Sacramento, Chef Yair decided to create Kosher Gourmet Catering to supply Sacramento’s Jewish community with a unique variety of menu items utilizing the freshest, highest quality ingredients available.

Kosher Gourmet Catering is available for fundraisers, luncheons, private parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, wedding receptions, dessert-only events and Yair even serves as a personal chef. His specialties include Eastern European, Mediterranean, French/Italian, Mexican, deli and desserts.

Get Your Kosher Meal To Go:Albert Einstein Residence Center
1935 Wright St
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 972-9555

At this point, you might be thinking, what does a senior-living center have to do with kosher food? Well, more than you may know. Albert Einstein Residence Center is one of Sacramento’s finest elderly-care facilities in the area and those that live there sure are lucky, because they get to enjoy some of the best food in town.

When Chef Yair isn’t catering one of his many events, he is cooking up delicious food in the dining room at Enstein’s. Every weekday evening, Yair more than satisfies hungry residents with opulent kosher dishes. Dinner menus change daily, providing variety to the kosher-centric taste buds.

The best thing about this setup is that the abundant offerings are made available to more than just Einstein Center residents. Stop in around dinnertime to get a mouth-watering kosher meal to go. Bring home the Chef’s creation for the whole family to enjoy at the dinner table. And if you have a family member staying at the center, then make it a habit to share a meal with them once a week. You will get a fully enjoyable visit out of the deal.

Get Your Kosher Items for a Home-Cooked Meal:

savemart Best Bets For Kosher Food In Sacramento


SaveMart Supermarket
2501 Fair Oaks Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 484-7994

Whether raised in a kitchen that taught you the ins and outs of kosher cooking, or just looking to try your hand at a less-familiar recipe, SaveMart on Fair Oaks Boulevard has all of the ingredients you’ll need. This supermarket caters to Sacramento’s Jewish community by providing items otherwise hard to come by.

This particular mart offers a wide selection of circle “U” and circle “K” products. When you see these symbols on a product’s packaging, it means that have been deemed kosher certified because they follow Jewish dietary guidelines. Craving Challah? Grab a loaf for the dinner table from one of the acclaimed brands carried at the store. Peruse the shelves of kosher items and take in the impressive variety to choose from.

If newer to the kosher scene, utilize the market’s staff as they are extremely amiable and helpful. Employees know exactly where to direct you and possess an extensive knowledge about these foods that can clear up any confusion. Ask them about their favorite dishes and maybe give one a try after returning home to the kitchen.

Erin De Santiago is a freelance travel and food/wine writer and photographer from Sacramento, California. She is a regional membership coordinator for the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) and writes for a number of publications in addition to publishing her own blogs.  She has traveled to over 40 countries on five continents in search of the best food and wine around the globe. Her work can be found at