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Columbus, the vibrant city known for its rich cultural diversity, is a treasure trove of resources catering to those who follow kosher dietary guidelines. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor seeking kosher-certified establishments, Columbus offers an impressive array of options to meet your culinary needs. From well-stocked grocery stores brimming with kosher products to delightful ice cream shops, this comprehensive database serves as your guide to exploring the kosher wonders of Columbus.

Kosher Supervision and Certification
Catering/Private Chef
Locally-Owned Retail Brands

Having kosher products easily identifiable is important to facilitate religious observance, accommodate dietary restrictions, instill consumer confidence, avoid non-kosher ingredients, and expand market accessibility for businesses. It provides clarity and assurance to individuals seeking to follow kosher dietary guidelines, helping them make informed choices about the foods they consume.

Buckeye Kosher is a nonprofit organization offering kosher supervision and certification (kosher approval for products) in Ohio, across the Midwest and around the country throughout the year, including Passover supervision. Based in Columbus, Ohio Buckeye Kosher has provided quality kosher supervision to food establishments and manufacturers for more than 40 years.

See the Buckeye Kosher guidelines for Reliable Kosher Symbols.

Planning a special event? Columbus provides a variety of kosher-certified catering services that can elevate your gathering with exceptional cuisine. Whether it’s a wedding, a bar or bat mitzvah, a corporate event, or any other occasion, these caterers specialize in preparing and serving delectable kosher meals that meet the highest standards of quality and taste. Their expertise and attention to detail ensure that your event will be a memorable experience for all.

JCC Catering – Event catering and pre-order meal pick-up

Ali Babka Catering – Personal chef and event catering

Catering by Arie – Event catering

Catering by Chani – Event catering and takeout commissary for Shabbat and holiday meals

Hillel Café – Full-service kosher cafe

Columbus boasts a thriving culinary scene that caters to kosher enthusiasts. The city is teeming with restaurants that provide delicious kosher meals prepared in accordance with traditional dietary laws. From cozy cafes and casual eateries to fine dining establishments, these restaurants offer a diverse range of cuisines, ensuring there’s something to satisfy every palate. Whether you’re craving classic Jewish dishes, indulging in ice cream or exploring international flavors, the kosher-certified restaurants and shops in Columbus have got you covered.

Matt’s Bakery – Kosher bakery (Pas Yisroel) and kosher retail grocery products

Block’s Bagels – Kosher bagels, bread products, and some baked goods

Handel’s Ice Cream – All products kosher at Hilliard location

Graeter’s Ice Cream – Kosher ice creams and pareve sorbets

Saba Middle Eastern Grill – Fully kosher fast casual restaurant

JCC Concessions – Kosher (meat) concessions during summer

Shopping at locally-owned kosher shops allows you to make a positive impact on your community while enjoying personalized service, unique product selections, and a sense of connection. It’s a way to support local businesses, celebrate cultural diversity, and foster a stronger sense of community spirit.

Giorgio Cookie Co. – Kosher biscotti and cookies (dairy)

Brownie Points – Kosher brownies, chocolates, confections, and popcorn (dairy)

Middle West Spirits – Select kosher spirits (only if indicated)

Erlsten Brothers Maple Products

Kosher meal delivery services not only provide convenience and variety but also support local businesses while helping you maintain your kosher lifestyle. It offers a practical solution for individuals and families seeking high-quality kosher meals, whether for everyday convenience or special occasions.

Lifecare Alliance Meals on Wheels – Meal delivery with kosher options available

Creekside at the Village – Independent or assisted living at Wexner Heritage Village with full kosher meal service

Global Meals – Meal delivery with kosher options available

Columbus is home to an impressive selection of kosher grocery stores, where you can find an extensive range of kosher-certified products. These stores meticulously stock their shelves with high-quality kosher meats, poultry, fish, and a wide variety of kosher pantry staples. In addition to fresh produce and a diverse range of kosher-certified products, these grocery stores offer a warm and welcoming environment for shoppers seeking kosher-friendly options.

A number of area grocery stores carry kosher products, including:

  • Giant Eagle
  • Kroger
  • Meijer
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walmart – See the Buckeye Kosher guidelines for Reliable Kosher Symbols.