Learn The Basics Of Kosher In A Few Minutes

All Kosher, All The Time!

At getkosher.com we ONLY work with restaurants that are certified kosher. Next to each restaurant listing on getkosher.com, you will see the level of kosher certification the restaurant has (Kosher, Glatt Kosher, Beit Yosef, etc.) We will also list the rabbinical hashgacha they have, when available.

What does Kosher mean?

Kosher is not a style of cooking, nor does it imply that a Rabbi blesses the food in some way. The Hebrew word “kosher” means “fit, correct or proper.” The term Kosher has become synonymous with purity, quality and high standards of preparation. The process of certification involves examining the ingredients used to make the food, examining the process by which the food is prepared, and periodically inspecting the processing facilities to make sure that kosher standards are maintained.

Where did the Kosher tradition come from?

Its origins can be traced back to ritual requirements referenced in the Torah. These rituals were highly regarded and are still followed today, thousands of years later. The exacting attention to preparation, unmatched quality and excellent taste may explain why more than two-thirds of all products are bought by non-Jewish consumers. Kosher foods ensure that the process is adhered to from generation to generation.

For more details about Kashrut and Kosher laws we recommend the following links:
  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosher_food
  2. http://www.chabad.org/kosher

Is Kosher food only for Jewish people?

Absolutely not! Many people eat kosher simply because it’s delicious! It’s also a very trustworthy label. Since Kosher food requires scrutiny and monitoring that far exceeds national standards, labeling of Kosher food is considered to be more reliable than mainstream labeling. Strict product labeling tells vegans and vegetarians when meat or dairy is present. People can trust that Kosher meat products contain no pork; and consumers with food allergies can safely monitor their diets.

Does your service deliver on the Sabbath? Or on Jewish holidays?

getkosher.com is closed on the Sabbath and also observes all Jewish religious holidays. We will close approximately 2 hours before sunset on Friday, and open approximately 1 hour after sunset on Saturday evening. We cannot deliver or schedule orders submitted to us during these times. Any orders submitted will be processed when we open. We can have food delivered to you for Shabbat or Holidays as long as they are ordered in advance. They will be delivered before the Sabbath or Holiday begins. Please see our catering packages and menu selections to find the right food for any special occasion.

Does getkosher.com deliver Kosher for Passover meals on Passover?

Some of our restaurants occasionally change their menu for specific holidays. Some restaurants close for Passover and some offer a “Kosher for Passover” selection. We will work with the restaurants open on these days to ship on the “chol hamoed” portion of the holiday.

How are to-go containers and plastic cutlery used?

All our restaurant meals are prepared then sealed in disposable plastic containers to assure that they remain kosher. The plastic utensils we include are "Certified Plastic" meaning they are made from resins that contain no animal products. We only use plastic food and beverage containers that completely satisfy the needs of kosher consumers.