Deep dish winner
“There’s such a need for pizza,” said Shapiro. And now there’s finally a worthy kosher one. Gino’s East Deep Dish Pizza in Cheese and Spinach was named “Best in Show” at last year’s Kosher Fest, where Shapiro was a judge.
Tahini to go
In February, the company Absolutely Gluten Free introduced TahiniBAR, a 100-calorie energy bar made with sesame seeds, the main ingredient in the Mediterranean staple tahini. These bars are dairy- and gluten-free as well as OU kosher certified.
Big brands like Coffee-mate are increasingly opting for the kosher seal of approval. The company’s natural bliss line is also gluten-free and includes just a handful of ingredients. The newest flavors, honey cream and honey pecan, add a hint of sweetness to a cup of joe.
Vegan and plant-based food companies are doubling down on the kosher trend. And at beverage company Califia, best known for its almond milk, all of their products are kosher, including their latest line of Yogurt Drinks in flavors like plain, strawberry and mango.
A modern matzo
Retailers shouldn’t forget about traditional foods when stocking up on kosher products. Companies like The Matzo Project are giving time-honored foods a modern spin with the aim of making them accessible and enjoyable to all. This Brooklyn-based company makes matzo and matzo chips in flavors like everything and salted.