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Rita’s Italian Ice to Open in Crown Heights

A branch of the famed Rita's Italian Ice and Frozen Custard is opening in Crown Heights in the next few days. Full Story, Photos, Video

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I hope there is no artificial food coloring!
July 7, 2020 11:51 pm

I hope there is an option of natural food coloring inside these ice creams!

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Reply to  I hope there is no artificial food coloring!
July 8, 2020 1:04 am

Do you think he’ll have a “Natural” section?

Same here
Reply to  I hope there is no artificial food coloring!
July 8, 2020 2:38 am

Agree. It’s about time

Non colored
Reply to  I hope there is no artificial food coloring!
July 8, 2020 7:19 am

Frozen custard is naturally colored I believe, vanilla and chocolate.

Yay
July 8, 2020 12:07 am

Where and when?

Near Basil
Reply to  Yay
July 15, 2020 7:08 pm

lincoln place between kingston and brooklyn

So nice
July 8, 2020 12:16 am

Where will it be located

that is what was missing
July 8, 2020 6:55 am

All we needed was more sugar and coloring for our hyper, A.D.D , A.D.H.D. etc. wild kids! lol!

Yossel ossel
Reply to  that is what was missing
July 13, 2020 6:08 pm

Well, it’s still better than the Kosher Ice Cream Trucks that bring the sugar and chemicals right to your front door!

Finally
July 8, 2020 8:15 am

YESSS
yippeee

Yum!
July 8, 2020 8:27 am

YUM!!! I love Rita’s ices!

Sugar free ?
July 8, 2020 8:28 am

Will there be any sugar free options ?

Y OU
July 8, 2020 8:58 am

If you are opening in Crown Heights you should go under CHK or OK not OU.

Yes
Reply to  Y OU
July 8, 2020 10:48 am

Oh you said it so well!!

Right
Reply to  Yes
July 15, 2020 8:04 pm

It’s not a politics thing, but there are different standards of kashrus for cholov yisroel, i.e. equipment kashering, etc. Everything else the OU should be fine. If they buy all new equipment and don’t allow work done on Shabbos, should be ok.

I wonderful thing
July 8, 2020 9:38 am

However I wish it would be a better hashgacha such as chk or ok .I think he would have more business from the strict crowd. However overall I very nice thing to have another kosher shop

OU and Kasher the keilim
Reply to  I wonderful thing
July 8, 2020 10:37 am

Will the OU kasher the keilim at 212? I dont know if they are makpid on that. He should request that

Moshe Frank
July 8, 2020 10:06 am

They are currently working on getting CHK, however they Hashgacha wants to visit the plant where the powders are manufactured.

Touring the plant seems like the best thing
Reply to  Moshe Frank
July 8, 2020 1:27 pm

But traveling may be difficult now bc of the virus. So start out with the OU now – since it is summer and ice cream sells in the summer – and then switch to a local hechsher with higher standards when that becomes possible. Chevra this is America & no one is forcing you to eat anything. Hatzlocha Rabba !!

This is not
Reply to  Touring the plant seems like the best thing
July 8, 2020 7:44 pm

Doesn’t make sense. They want a good hechsher, but that hechsher is not going to be machshir unless they actually find out about the kashrus of the products. So instead of having chk check the kashrus they’re just going with ou, who I guess is just not checking the kashrus of the powder…? And based on this people are supposed to eat there? Am I supposed to feel better feeding this to my kids now that I know that they are circumventing the badatz’s bedikos? I’m sure ou has some basis for giving a hechsher, but to say that the… Read more »

Amazing how you jump to conclusions
Reply to  This is not
August 3, 2020 2:26 pm

the OU has surely been to the original plant plenty of times as they certify it already for the other locations.
CHK wants to see for themselves so they need to wait until they can get there.

Amazing!
July 8, 2020 10:10 am

Sounds really exciting.

However, I would not feel comfortable buying OU Chalav Yisroel. A pity.

Mr Steve In Boro Park you got a local chassidish hechsher, please do the same here.

Yasherkoach.

Happy
July 8, 2020 10:21 am

Why are people always complaining?!
If you want different terms, then you go ahead and open up your own place!!
Cant you be happy for the new owners?
I wish them lots of success!!

why?
Reply to  Happy
July 8, 2020 12:09 pm

Why is it that when people share some important feedback, they get put down as being a complainer or negative. I never got that. Basically, no one can say anything unless it meets what you consider it worthwhile to open up about, and otherwise you put them down.
It is to the store owner’s benefit to hear that many people will not eat there with O-U. There are many, many details about kashrus that different communities hold differently about.
A chossid should never be embarrassed about keeping to standards of a chossid.

Agreed 👌🏻
Reply to  why?
July 8, 2020 1:40 pm

If it’s opening IN CH it needs a different hechsher than the OU

CHK or OK

That is a given

Hatzlacha
July 8, 2020 10:23 am

would be nice to see more comments just wishing a fellow yid Hatzlacha in his endeavors. If you have questions, it’s fine, but no need to be negative. If you don’t want to go there because of kashrus or health concerns, just don’t

Hatzlacha
Reply to  Hatzlacha
July 8, 2020 6:56 pm

Hatzlacha Rabbah on the business!!

That's the point
Reply to  Hatzlacha
July 8, 2020 7:56 pm

I want him to be matzliach and I even want to bring my kids there to eat his ice cream. I want to give him my money. I appreciate that he is building up the Rebbes shchunah, which is something very important to the Rebbe and very important to me. Unfortunately, I can’t do that if the hechsher is OU. So we’re letting him know that we would like to help and support is endeavor, but not at the expense of our principles and standards. This is of benefit to every business owner to know that he had effectively boxed… Read more »

Please NO food coloring
July 8, 2020 10:30 am

can we please get some options with no food coloring, id totally bring my kids if there were some safe options just like all other ice cream shops have

Ch. Resident
July 8, 2020 10:38 am

What’s the problem with ou

kashering and general kosher standards
Reply to  Ch. Resident
July 8, 2020 12:11 pm

Moshiach NOW!

Politics
Reply to  Ch. Resident
July 8, 2020 12:13 pm

No problem, just politics .

Taava
July 8, 2020 10:43 am

Yes, this is just what our chasiddishe neighbourhood was missing. Another business dedicated to indulging our taavos.

Berel
Reply to  Taava
July 8, 2020 12:43 pm

I think I was you. 10 years ago. Before my kids grew up a bit.

This is a taave I can live with.

I just hope they will be located on the Crown Heights frontier.

Gentrification is good.

It’s CH food district
July 8, 2020 2:05 pm

I love that all food on the same block – CH food district I wish u can close this street for pedestrians only so we can enjoy relaxing outside sitting and kids can have ice cream and play around … like in olden good days

Good luck
July 8, 2020 3:43 pm

Nice idea!

Awesome!!!
July 8, 2020 6:52 pm

These are the yummiest Italian Ices ever! My family is SO excited about this, welcome to the neighborhood! We wish you much Hatzlacha

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