Abq Jewish Eating In
Supermarkets, kosher wine, kosher meat, challah
The primary Abq sources for kosher products are Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Market. Albertson's, Smith's, Natural Grocers, and other markets also offer some kosher products; selection varies widely by location.
La Montanita Co-op
2400 Rio Grande Blvd NW (corner Matthew NW) Albuquerque, NM 87104 (505) 242-8800 http://www.lamontanita.coop
3500 Central Ave NE (near Carlisle Blvd NE) Albuquerque, NM 87106 (505) 265-4631 http://www.lamontanita.coop
La Montanita Co-op doesn't have a big selection of kosher items, but they do bring in Passover products. And, they sell challah and some deli items - pickles, mustard, and similar. Everyone is welcome to shop at La Montañita Co-op Natural Foods Markets - you do not have to be a member.
9261 Coors Blvd NW (near Paseo del Norte & Coors) Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 897-0400 http://www.naturalgrocers.com
4420 Wyoming Blvd NE (south of Montgomery) Albuquerque, NM 87111 (505) 292-7300 http://www.naturalgrocers.com
Natural Grocers (on Coors) has a small but interesting kosher selection. Challah - Natural Grocers does not carry challah. Packaged Foods - Arrowhead Mills Organic Savory Herb Stuffing (with KSA hechsher); Pamela's Classic Vanilla Cake Mix (with K hechsher); Enjoy Life [Pareve] Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mega Chunks (with CRC hechsher) are among the products available.
4800 McMahon Blvd NW (corner of Golf Course Rd NW) Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 922-4300 http://www.smithsfoodanddrug.com
3701 Constitution Ave NE (corner of Carlisle Blvd NE) Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 256-9423 http://www.smithsfoodanddrug.com
Among many locations throughout Albuquerque and New Mexico
Smith's offers a modest selection of kosher products; selection varies widely by location. Smith’s at Constitution & Carlisle typically has a large selection.
Sprouts (formerly Sunflower) Farmers Market
5112 Lomas Blvd NE (corner of San Mateo Blvd NE) Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 268-5127 http://www.sprouts.com
10701 Corrales Rd NW (corner of Alameda Blvd NW) Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 890-7900 http://www.sprouts.com
Sprouts is "a neighborhood grocery store with the feel of an old-fashioned farmers market." At Sprouts, the "triple bottom line" is alive and well, as they seek to do right, do well and do good in support of people, profits and the planet. And in part, that means they're striving to play an active role in the communities in which they operate.
The first sighting of Pesach 2012 food was at the Sunflower Market at Lomas & San Mateo. And several new kosher items have turned up at Sprouts in 2013. This must be a good sign!
88 Louisiana Blvd SE (just south of Central Ave) Albuquerque, NM 87108 (505) 268-0206 http://www.talinmarket.com
Talin Market, New Mexico's largest international food grocer, now offers an extensive array of kosher dry goods – Israeli pasta, couscous, sauces, and other items.
8928 Holly Ave NE (near Paseo del Norte & Ventura) Albuquerque, NM 87122 (505) 796-0311 http://www.traderjoes.com
2200 Uptown Loop NE (corner of Indian School Rd NE) Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 883-3662 http://www.traderjoes.com
Trader Joe's packages innovative, hard-to-find foods under their own name, and offers great prices on all their products.
Challah - Trader Joe's offers (at least) two different products. Trader Joe's Challah (Braided Egg Bread) is OU Pareve, while other challahs may not have a hechsher. Make sure you get the one you want! Wine - Trader Joe's carries Baron Herzog varietals and Kedem Concord Grape, and has added a line of Terrenal wines. Prepared Foods - Details to follow! Packaged Foods - Trader Joe's Mixed Nuts and Trader Joe's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dunkers are among the products available. Meat - Details to follow!
Whole Foods Market
5815 Wyoming Blvd NE (corner of Academy Rd NE) Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 856-0474 http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com
2103 Carlisle Blvd NE (corner of Indian School Rd NE) Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 260-1366 http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com
Whole Foods Market strives to do good and do well. They hope their success helps us bring about change in the marketplace, which will lead to good things for us and the planet.
Challah - WFM Bakehouse Challah Bread does not have a hechsher. Wine - Baron Herzog Cabernet Sauvignon, Recanati Yasmin Red, Recanati Yasmin White, and Mogen David Concord Grape are on the shelves. Baked Goods - Lily's Chocolate Babka (OU Pareve), Udi's Gluten Free Double Chocolate Muffins (Vaad HaKashrus of Denver), and other items are available. Prepared Foods - Aviv Cake Meal; Streit's Matzo Ball Mix, Honey Cake Mix, and Cake Meal; Manischewitz Egg Noodles; Morton Kosher Salt; several Yehuda Matzos products; and Streit's Chanukah Candles. Meat - Details to follow!
Abq Jew has ordered (more than once) a mixed case of moderately-priced kosher wines both from KosherWine.com and from KosherWineRack.com, who offer a very good selection, excellent packing, and reasonable (about $2 per bottle) shipping rates. Don't wait until the last minute to order; the truck starts out the next day, but may take a while to make it to Abq.
Abq Jew has successfully ordered a mixed case of fine, premium Israeli wines from the Judaica Web Store, who offer a slightly more upscale selection, excellent packing, and higher (about $3.50 per bottle) shipping rates. The wines come quickly and directly from Israel via airmail. Abq Jew has joined the Affiliate Program of the Judaica Web Store, and strongly encourages you to try their selection of Golan, Castel, and Recanati wines.
Quarters Wine Shop
4516 Wyoming Blvd NE (corner of Montgomery) Albuquerque, NM 87111 (505) 292-1300 http://www.thequartersbbq.com
The Quarters Wine Shop carries Mogen David Concord Grape and a nice selection of Manischewitz sweet wines. Bartenua Moscato, Carmel Winery Cabernet Franc, and Binyamina Reserve Shiraz are on the shelves; also Barkan Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir. Quarters also carries Gamla Chardonnay and Merlot, Recanati Red and White, and Baron Herzog Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and White Zinfandel.
Total Wine & More
10420 Coors Blvd Bypass NW (previous site of Border's) Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 990-8467 http://www.totalwine.com
Coming soon to Albuquerque Uptown!
Total Wine's first store in New Mexico advertises "the largest selection of kosher wines in New Mexico" - and they may be right! Total Wine carries Mogen David Concord Grape and a nice selection of Manischewitz sweet wines. Ben Ami Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Merlot are on the shelves; also Yogev Cabernet & Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay. Total Wine also carries Baron Herzog Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and White Zinfandel.
3800 Louisiana Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 883-1818 http://www.congregationalbert.org
Congregation Albert provides a variety of Shabbat challah for pre-order (by 2:00 pm Thursday) and, preferably, via pre-payment. The order form can be downloaded here.
Dee's Cheesecake Factory
3300 Menaul NE Albuquerque, NM 87101 (505) 884-1777 http://deescheesecakefactory.com
Dee’s Cheesecake Factory was founded in 1973 by Doris (Dee) and Hy Mager, of blessed memory.
It originated as a wholesale bakery and restaurant, located at 5906
Lomas NE. In 1976, Dee's Cheesecake Factory opened a
restaurant in the Coronado Mall. In 1979, a new restaurant and bakery opened at
3300 Menaul NE, its current location. Steven Mager, Owner.
House of Bread
2000 Carlisle Blvd NE, Suite D Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 266-0622 http://www.houseofbreadabq.com
House of Bread makes bread the way Grandma made it – by hand, fresh, naturally. Their products are all made from scratch using the finest and freshest ingredients including high-protein flour that is stone ground at the store. Shabbat challah is available on Fridays only.
Sharon's Gourmet to Go
3400 Constitution NE, Suite D Albuquerque, NM 87106 (505) 880-0057 (505) 804-8000 http://www.gourmet2goabq.com
yourself to a wonderful experience! Gourmet to Go can provide kosher
(meat or dairy), organic, vegetarian, or vegan catering for corporate
events, synagogue functions, plane trips, or balloon rides.
Plus - challah and kosher meat!
The Maven Baking Company
821 W. San Mateo Road Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 982-4400 (800) 511-0113 http://www.chocolatemaven.com
The Chocolate Maven is a bakery café and a wholesale production bakery where the fine art of hand baking has been developed into top quality artisan production. Chocolate Maven does not deliver to any stores in Albuquerque.
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