Askmoses-A Jews Resource
Is a non-verbal promise considered binding?
Browse our archives

The Scholar is ready to answer your question. Click the button below to chat now.


Scholar Online:

Type in your question here:

Click the button below to either CHAT LIVE with an AskMoses Scholar now - or - leave a message if no Scholar is currently online.

CHAT or LEAVE A MESSAGE

Is it okay to eat only fish and dairy in a non-kosher restaurant?

by Rabbi Shlomo Chein

  

Library » Mitzvot » Kosher » About | Subscribe | What is RSS?


PRINT EMAIL COMMENT

Question:

I usually eat out in non-Kosher restaurants but I’m careful when I order—basically I only eat dairy and fish. Last night I tasted something different in the sauce. It was meat. I feel very guilty. Is there anything I can do about this besides the obvious of not eating out?

Answer:

Eat out in Kosher restaurants!

Without having a reliable supervision in the kitchen of a restaurant it is impossible to be sure what you’re eating is Kosher. (See Why do non-meat products need kosher certification?

Going to Kosher restaurants, even if there are fewer or they are not as good, still allows you the joys of eating out, with the peace of mind and gladness of soul that you are eating what G-d would serve.

For a directory of Kosher restaurants go to shamash.org/kosher.1 

Footnotes

  • 1. AskMoses offers this external link as a service, but takes no responsibility for the Kashrut of the establishments listed on this site.

ADD A COMMENT

Please email me when new comments are posted (you must be  logged in).
Kosher
Literally means "fit." Commonly used to describe foods which are permitted by Jewish dietary laws, but is also used to describe religious articles (such as a Torah scroll or Sukkah) which meet the requirements of Jewish law.
G-d
It is forbidden to erase or deface the name of G-d. It is therefore customary to insert a dash in middle of G-d's name, allowing us to erase or discard the paper it is written on if necessary.