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First Kosher Restaurant Opens in Jamaica

First Kosher Restaurant opens in Montego Bay Jamaica
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First Kosher Restaurant opens in Jamaica

First Kosher Restaurant opens in Jamaica

Visitors to Jamaica, as well as locals, can now dine at a true kosher restaurant in Montego Bay. Rabbi Yaakov Raskin, of Chabad of Jamaica says that this is what “Montego Bay — and really, Jamaica — has been waiting for.” Kosher foods are made according to a strict set of religious laws that define the kinds of food Jewish people may eat and the ways these foods can be prepared. The newly opened Kosher Hot Spot restaurant was launched by Chabad of Jamaica early in July 2017. The venue seats 16 and serves Jamaica’s local specialty – jerk-spiced food in several varieties. The menu includes Israeli and Jamaican falafel served in a pita on as a salad, French-fried potatoes with various spice options, and tehina. The Jamaican falafel is made using spicy jerk seasoning packed with heat from chilies. Rabbi Raskin says the restaurant alos provides a “one-stop” place for everything Jewish, including synagogue services, Judaica, and all kinds of “Jewish Jamaican souvenirs.” It features a kosher take-away service for those in a hurry and a kosher delivery service offering a wide variety of menu choices to Jamaica’s resorts.

First Kosher Restaurant opens on the  hip strip in Montego Bay, Jamaica

First Kosher Restaurant opens on the hip strip in Montego Bay, Jamaica

About Chabad Jamaica – (source)
Servicing the needs of both international visitors as well as the local Jewish community, Chabad Jamaica offers classes, prayers and services, children’s programs, Jewish weddings and a new Kosher Food service.

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