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  |  December 12, 2019

Kosher Customers Slow to Eat Pareve ‘Meat’

Despite its benefits, the Kosher Pareve Beyond Meat or the Impossible Burger have yet to gain real traction in the kosher food market - even in the Nine Days. Full Story

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It's the price
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It's the price

The impossible burger price in a kosher restaurant compared to it’s price in a non kosher restaurant is pretty extreme, just like many other types of food.

Larry
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Larry

Why would it be more expensive in a kosher restaurant?

Because the costs are still there
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Because the costs are still there

Because you still have the overhead of paying for kosher supervision and for the higher standards of cleanliness (ie checking for bugs) needed for any vegetables that are being served with it.

even bigger cost
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even bigger cost

kosher restaurants have to close on shabbos, which is when the rest of the country has the time off to go out to eat. Motzaei Shabbos is often too late for dinner so they have to really have to count on Sunday

I agree
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I agree

I would definitely buy the impossible burger but it’s just so expensive that I can’t spend that much

elchonon
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elchonon

They provide minimal health benefits

ramen?
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ramen?

What do you mean…just go to Pho Men in Crown Heights. In general, the answer to any question is just go to Crown Heights!

Chef
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Chef

Because it doesn’t taste good.

It's getting there
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It's getting there

Yeah it’s not there-there yet, but it’s *way* better then those original soy attempts. I did try Beyond, and I like it. Texture and taste are there, but there is a slight whiff of coconut oil there too. I think people need to try and see for themselves.

Beyond is under OK
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Beyond is under OK

Beyond is under OK, not Star K.

Price
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Price

It’s more expensive than real meat. Not just restaurants but retail stores too

That was also my experience
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That was also my experience

I would give it a try but it was selling for the same or more as regular meat!

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