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2nd Ave Deli – Midtown East

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room162 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016, USA subdirectory_arrow_right

Ask your rabbi if Cup-K is acceptable for you.

KWB’s Highlights:

  • Even though the certifying rabbi is orthodox, we found that most Orthodox Kosher consumers do not trust it.
  • Some of the leniencies Rabbi Israel Mayer Steinberg uses are: No mashguiach, and the restaurant being open on Shabbat.
  • CUP-K does not have a website.
  • Online forums are full of people who had negative experiences with the CUP-K.
  • This restaurant’s certification does not have an expiration date, which is unusual.
  • Please check with your rabbi first.

Other info:

  • Upon arriving in America and not even speaking the language, Abe’s took his first job in a Coney Island deli, where he was employed as a soda jerk. During lunch breaks, he volunteered to help out behind the counter, to better observe the restaurant’s operation. He soon graduated to the coveted position of counterman.
  • Over the next few years, he worked in a number of deli kitchens, learning the secrets of superb pastrami and other traditional Jewish delicacies.
  • Abe’s dream of success in America was a reality. He loved people, he loved food, he loved his restaurant, he loved New York and New York loved Abe.
  • On March 4, 1996, Abe was murdered on route to the bank to make a deposit. All New York mourned his death. Abe’s widow Eleanor, daughter Sharon, and brother Jack decided to keep Abe’s dream alive. The deli remained opened until January 2006 when it closed its doors due to a dispute with its landlord.


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