New Jersey - Glatt Kosher Meat Counter Opens at Parsippany ShopRite Supermarket
New Jersey - Ned Gladstein believes that if the Jewish community canâ€™t come to the kosher butcher, the kosher butcher should come to them.
The president of Sunrise ShopRite, Inc., recently opened â€śNathanâ€™s Glatt,â€ť a dedicated, fully staffed kosher meat department at his ShopRite supermarket on Route 46 in Parsippany. (That store and other ShopRites also carry a full array of packaged kosher products.)
Opening the department â€śwas a great way to fill a void in the market since there are no other kosher meat stores in the area,â€ť said Gladstein, a resident of North Caldwell and a former president of Congregation Agudath Israel of West Essex in Caldwell.
Gladstein said the move is different from that of other stores in that the store-within-a-store specializes in custom cuts, as well as prepared, ready-to-cook items such as shish kabobs, stuffed peppers, and other foods that his staff of chefs creates for his nonkosher departments.
â€śWhy shouldnâ€™t our kosher customers eat as well as our nonkosher customers?â€ť he asked.
The new department offers kosher beef, lamb, veal, and poultry as well as meatballs, meat loaf, and turkey rolled with pastrami.
The department is named in honor of Gladsteinâ€™s grandfather, Nathan, who in 1940 opened Sunrise Markets, a family grocery store that moved during the early years from Freeland, Pa., in the Wilkes-Barre area, to Caldwell. Gladsteinâ€™s grandfather, his father, Irving, and his uncle, Harry Brodsky, are featured in a photograph taken in their original store sometime in 1946 or 1947 that hangs prominently over the counter in the new department.
The department is supervised by the Orthodox Vaad of MetroWes t. Nathanâ€™s Glattâ€™s mashgiah-butchers are Bryan Stern and Daniel Einschlag.
ShopRite of Parsippany is located at 808 Route 46 in Parsippany; call 973-335-2625.
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