United Nations – Kosher Food Now On The Menu At UN Cafeterias


    FILE - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (C) greets Israel's Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon (R) before a U.N. Security Council meeting on the Middle East at U.N. headquarters in New York, January 26, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike SegarUnited Nations – Orthodox Jewish visitors to the United Nations building in New York City who want to grab a quick bite will soon be able to, thanks to the efforts of Israeli ambassador Danny Danon.

    After his successful effort to get the United Nations to include Yom Kippur as an official holiday on its calendar, Danon set his sights on arranging for kosher food in the building’s on site cafeterias, which already offer both halal and vegetarian options.

    “The time has come for the United Nations to serve kosher food,” wrote Danon on Facebook on September 26th. “I asked the secretary general to arrange for kosher food so that, like so many others, Jewish visitors at the United Nations could have food that meet their dietary needs.”

    Rad Zivkovic, regional director for the CulinArt Group which provides catering services at the United Nations, said that the first delivery of kosher food from Fresko Foods had just arrived.

    “I was really skeptical that it was going to happen until today,” Zivkovic told VIN News.

    Zivkovic said that kosher sandwiches and salads will be available at the Vienna Cafe, located in the First Basement South of the General Assembly, and the Riverview Cafeteria, located on the fourth floor of the Conference Building.

    “We are trying it out as of today,” said Zivkovic. “We are really happy that we are finally able to get this accomplished.”

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