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Welcome To The 2017 Forward Food Choice Awards!

We’ve launched the Forward Food Choice Awards as part of the Forward’s 120th anniversary. Because food is such an integral part of Jewish culture, we’re not only celebrating our birthday, but also the most delicious and innovative contributions to Jewish food this year.

The nominees were chosen by Forward staff, but the choice of winners is entirely up to our readers. This year, we focused on New York businesses; future Food Choice Awards will cover other regions of the country. Send us your recommendations for next year’s nominees from across the U.S. — you can leave them here.

Nominees were selected in seven categories: Appetizing Shop/Cafe, Deli, New Kosher Restaurant, Jewish/Israeli Bakery, Middle Eastern/Israeli Restaurant, Bagel Shop and Best New Kosher Packaged Food. (See the complete list of nominees, with links to their websites, below.)

Voting is now closed. We’ll announce the winners on September 27th.

Best Appetizing Shop

Barney Greengrass
Murray’s Sturgeon Shop
Russ & Daughters
Shelsky’s of Brooklyn

Best New York Deli

2nd Avenue Deli
[Ben’s Best Kosher Deli (Rego Park)](Rego Park “Ben’s Best Kosher Deli (Rego Park)”)
[Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen (Garment District)](Garment District “Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen (Garment District)”)
Katz’s Delicatessen
Mile End Delicatessen

New Kosher Restaurant

Bison & Bourbon
Dean Street Cafe
NY Brat Factory Russ & Daughter’s Cafe in the Jewish Museum

Jewish Bakery

Breads Bakery
Weiss Bakery
William Greenberg Desserts

New Israeli/Middle Eastern Restaurant

Bar Bolonat

New York Bagel Shop

Absolute Bagels
Black Seed Bagel
Kossar’s Bagels and Bialys

New Kosher Product

Bertinelli Parmigiano Reggiano
Dyna Sea “crab” cakes
Jack’s Pulled Beef Brisket
Manischewitz S’mores Matzo




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