Kosher food options grow at S.F. store

Twin Peaks just got a little more kosher. The Mollie Stone’s grocery store in the San Francisco neighborhood has responded to customer suggestions and begun expanding its kosher food section. It now offers many more packaged foods, dairy products and, for the first time, kosher-certified meat.

Mollie Stone’s owner David Bennett says Rabbi Joshua Strulowitz of Congregation Adath Israel approached him some months ago, asking if the store would consider enlarging the kosher section for its Jewish customers.

“What we want to do is have a wide variety on a daily basis,” Bennett said. “We will start with kosher dairy products, lunchmeats, beef, and expand our groceries as we get feedback from customers.”

The section will feature Empire poultry and kosher beef, cut under the supervision of Vaad HaKashrus of Northern California, prepared in the Palo Alto store and shipped frozen to San Francisco. Popular products such as matzah, canned goods, pastas, baked goods, wines, spices and snacks will also be available.

In March, Tel Aviv Kosher Market — the city’s last certified kosher market — closed its doors after many years in the Outer Sunset neighborhood.

Mollie Stone’s Twin Peaks store is located at 635 Portola Drive, S.F. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call (415) 664-1600.