Looking for a kosher non-GMO mayo? How about an all natural raw hot sauce? And how about a good dairy-free butter alternative (NOT margarine)?
People ask me all the time about the foods I stock my pantry with. Though kosher products with healthier ingredients are becoming more popular, many are not widely known.
I’ve gathered some of my favorites, including the ones I get the most questions on, in this Real Food Kosher Finds list.
**Always check the kashrut status of these items before purchasing as it is subject to change. If you have any questions regarding kashrut, please consult your Rabbi.
Primal Kitchen Mayo is made with avocado oil and organic cage free eggs. This is by far the highest quality kosher mayonnaise on the market today – as close to homemade as you can get. The best price is through Thrive Market (this is the reason why I joined Thrive!) or get it on Amazon here.
Nutiva Shortening is my favorite butter replacement for baking. There is no excuse to still use margarine for parve baking today when healthier options like this exist. Find it on Thrive Market or Amazon (available as a Subscribe & Save). I love using their Red Palm Oil for roasting poultry, my oven yucca fries, or for high heat cooking. Their palm oil does not contribute to deforestation or habitat destruction. Find it at your local market (Whole Foods often puts it on sale), Thrive Market or Amazon. The Nutiva website also runs special deals on Tuesdays.
California Olive Ranch Extra-Virgin Olive Oil is my favorite budget friendly high quality olive oil. The taste is amazing, and with all the controversy about how pure olive oil really is, I love that I can find a quality product and support California farmers. If you do opt for imported olive oil, make sure to do your research and confirm the purity of the product. Find it at your local market or on Amazon.
Saba Habib olive oil is another fantastic option and one I’m buying more and more to show support for Israeli made products. Check out their all natural olives as well. I get mine at my local kosher market.
There are plenty of quality options for coconut oil, I’m not stuck to any specific brand for that, but for a neutral flavor coconut oil, I think Wilderness Family Naturals Ultra Clean Supreme Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil is the best. It’s expensive on Amazon, so I like to buy a case (and split with friends) directly from Wilderness Family Naturals. Check out their other kosher products here.
Vital Choice has a good quality kosher certified Macadamia Nut Oil.
Read my complete guide to fats and oils.
Longevity Hot Sauce is so unique. It tastes amazing, is full of medicinal ingredients, and has no preservatives. Organic, gluten-free, and raw. Available through Longevity Warehouse.
For a soy-free soy sauce alternative, try coconut aminos. Both Coconut Secret (Amazon or Thrive) and Ojio are certified kosher. For regular soy sauce I like Ohsawa Nama Shoyu because it’s made traditionally so it’s enzyme rich and naturally lower in salt, and also use their Tamari Gluten-Free Soy Sauce, also traditionally made.
Red Boat Fish Sauce is now kosher! It’s so nice to finally have an is an all-natural, first press, “extra virgin” Vietnamese fish sauce. It does not contain added water, preservatives or MSG. This is new so I’ve only seen it available through their website so far.
Salad dressings are usually the first condiments I recommend homemade because of the bad fats, added sugars, and artificial ingredients of the store brands. But Tessemae’s Salad Dressings are one of the very few exceptions and most are kosher certified! Find it in local markets or Amazon. And I’m really excited about their new individual salad dressing packets! These are great for travel or packing lunches.
Grains and legumes are easier to digest when sprouted, fermented, or prepared traditionally at home. To Your Health carries sprouted flours and legumes. Some of my favorite items are the sprouted sesame seeds, sprouted rolled oats, and sprouted garbanzo beans, and other sprouted flours. I want to experiment with their sprouted einkorn flour for challah. Find it health food stores, on Amazon, or directly on their website.
Vital Choice has an amazing selection of kosher certified fresh frozen salmon, and also kosher sockeye salmon burgers (great for breakfast!), sockeye salmon pouches (great for travel), sockeye salmon candy, and delicious wild canned fish.
I’ve been buying Organic Pastures raw milk for years and so happy to see that their full product line is now certified kosher. Check out their raw cheddar and grated raw cheddar. I get these at either the farmer’s market or Sprouts but check on their website for other locations.
Fermented foods are all the rage now (and rightfully so). Brassica and Brine has a variety of kosher certified fermented vegetables and kombucha. Find Brassica and Brine at local Los Angeles markets.
Have you discovered Mountain Rose Herbs yet? They have certified organic and kosher certified bulk herbs, spices, teas, and more. They have amazing custom blends, and individual ingredients to make your own teas and spices. I highlighted some above, but you just need to go see for yourself. I feel like a kid at a candy store on that site!
I’m on the lookout for Israeli based products with clean and natural ingredients.
One of my favorite companies is Saba Habib. Their olive oil is amazing, and all their olives are all natural without any preservatives. You must try their oil-cured black olives!!
Blue Box is a subscription service that delivers products from different Israeli vendors – farmers, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, kibbutzim, and small businesses – straight to your door.
The Shabbos Safe Hotplate was a great kickstarter. I’m looking forward to the release!
**Please know that some of these links are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to buy something I will receive a small commission. The price will be the same for you either way, but your purchases help offest the costs of maintaining Real Food Kosher. Thank you!
Hope you enjoyed some of my picks! And I will be updating this list as I find new products to share with you.