Tel Aviv Kosher Market closes its doors

After many years in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood, Tel Aviv Kosher Market has gone out of business. The doors of the store, located at 2495 Irving St., are now padlocked.

Tel Aviv Kosher had gone through several hands over the years, with latest owners Osi Fahima and Sam Levi taking over four years ago. The market had been certified kosher by Vaad Hakashrus of Northern California through December. The closure means there are no more certified kosher markets in the city of San Francisco.

Rabbi Ben-Tzion Welton of Vaad Hakashrus said customers seeking certified kosher restaurants in the city can still patronize Sabra Grill on Grant Street and Shangri-La, a vegetarian Chinese restaurant on Irving Street. Oakland Kosher Foods on Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland is now the lone kosher market in the area.