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Taam-Tov: Glatt Kosher Jewish-Uzbeki Food

Updated: Mar 15, 2017 10:00
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The best part is the guy on the street wearing the Taam-Tov sign.

This originally appeared in my book Broke-Ass Stuart’s Guide to Living Cheaply in NYC.

While not the absolute cheapest place in the world I was so intrigued by the fact that it’s Glatt Kosher Jewish-Uzbek food, that I couldn’t say no. Only in New York (well maybe Uzbekistan too). I got a meat pie for $2.50 and a shish kebab for $5, and to be completely honest with you, they were fucking delectable. Their specialties here are all around $10 and it’s stuff like Uzbek pilaf, which sounds a lot like Edith Piaf to me. The strange part though was that amongst the photo of the Rebbe and the signs that say, “We do Shabbas Catering”, were a fair amount of Japanese decorations. I’d love to see Hasidic Jews rolling sushi. Doesn’t that sound like something from a Mel Brooks movie?

41 W 47th St. btw 5th & 6th Aves. 3rd floor
[Midtown East]

photo from Backyard Beat

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.