Boro Park Snapshot: Hungarian Kosher Cuisine
By Yehudit Garmaise:
as a bus driver and running an envelope business, Freidman and his partner
Chesky Greenfield had the opportunity, 34 years ago, to buy the take-out business
on 5009 16th Ave, from Yankel Edelshtain, who, 50 years ago, called
the eatery Edelshtain’s Takeout.
Friedman want to get into the take-out business, asks Heshy Rubinstien from
“To become a
taster of all the great food,” Freidman says with a hearty laugh. When
Rubinshtain asks the co-owner why he and his partner named their store,
“Hungarian Cuisine,” Friedman explains with the question, “Who else knows how
only owns, but works as a chef, for Hungarian Kosher Cuisine, where everything
they sell is made within the store.
busiest days are Thursdays and Friday, and everything is take-out: no one eats
variety of customers come in to grab lunch or supper, Hungarian Kosher Cuisine
has its share of regulars who have their favorite dishes.
every single day, one lady came in to get the same knish!” Friedman says smile!
“She really liked our knishes!”
How did you
get to be such a mayven in food, Rubinstien asks as he leaves.
“Just look at me, and you will see!” Freidman says with a parting laugh.