January 12, 2011 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #594152
I would nominate:
Kaff’s( on J)
Elzee’s (on Coney Island)
Shop SmartJanuary 12, 2011 8:40 pm at 8:40 pm #728789Sender AvMember
I’m not in NY or anywhere in the north but was there this summer. I would have to say Pomegranate was great. In the Five Towns at I think it was Supersol? or Gourmet Glatt? I think Supersol, they were really nice and gave us free sample of Sable fish $$$$$ in the fish department. If anyone is down south Publix grocery chains are the most courteous( the fact that employees are part owners may have something to do with that).January 12, 2011 8:48 pm at 8:48 pm #728790bezalelParticipant
Stop & ShopJanuary 12, 2011 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #728791gavra_at_workParticipant
I find Costco’s workers to be very friendly and helpful.January 12, 2011 9:09 pm at 9:09 pm #728792
Klassy KidsJanuary 12, 2011 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #728793dunnoMember
The Shell Station (on Ave L) has the nicest people. It’s always a pleasant experience there.January 13, 2011 3:54 am at 3:54 am #728794YatzmichMember
Any good places in Lakewood?January 13, 2011 4:17 am at 4:17 am #728796popa_bar_abbaParticipant
There is this stall in the souk in Zimbabwe which has excellent service. They sell cassava.January 13, 2011 4:19 am at 4:19 am #728797Sender AvMember
Lakewood? I guess Shoprite is it.January 13, 2011 4:35 am at 4:35 am #728798Yanky123Member
I know that its winter, but I had a very pleasant time in Yismaach Yisrael Ice Cream in Lakewood last night. It’s on 7Th Street in the Capital hotel parking lot.January 13, 2011 4:52 am at 4:52 am #728799commonsenseParticipant
English Basics, very pleasant to shop and a good return policy. Schwartz’s shoes, they have decent prices so they have very long lines but they are super patient and give you as much time as you need with no pressure. Very mentchlach.January 13, 2011 5:04 am at 5:04 am #728800real-briskerMember
All Home Depots, the workers are very informed about all their products. They are very helpful!January 13, 2011 5:09 am at 5:09 am #728801OfcourseMember
Flohrs, definitely! I asked the boss for a price on an item. He told me the price. I told him I saw it online for less. He actually, told me, with a smile, that the price I saw online was amazing and that I should buy it online (possibly it’s a closeout). I know the boss to be a very sincere guy, so it doesnt surprise me. He wasnt saying it in an angry or nasty way at all!January 13, 2011 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm #728802
Designer’s Paradise.January 13, 2011 2:06 pm at 2:06 pm #728803AinOhdMilvadoParticipant
I have found the staff in Kosher Palace on Avenue U to be very helpful and courteous.January 13, 2011 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm #728804workingbubbyMember
I am always impressed with Moishe’s. No matter how crowded,
the manager’s always are patient and try to please the customers.
The cashiers must be trained – if there is a problem, call the
manger. I go there a few times a week for years – have never
seen an argument.January 13, 2011 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm #728805a shtickel herringParticipant
always amazed in Lakewood at Kosher West- the workers REALLY want to help youJanuary 13, 2011 2:40 pm at 2:40 pm #728806a shtickel herringParticipant
to real brisker i dont know what your seeing in home depot, but i can NEVER get a worker to help me there!!January 13, 2011 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #728807
In Target you are now referred to as a “guest”…but not so much hachnosas orchim!January 13, 2011 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm #728808dunnoMember
The Westgate Plaza ice cream store – I forgot what it’s called…something with a B I think.January 13, 2011 3:27 pm at 3:27 pm #728809AinOhdMilvadoParticipant
The Paris Bakery/Cafe on King George in Ir HaKodesh.
A family run business (of French Jews) with delicious products and a pleasant, accommodating disposition.
One of their freshly baked baguettes with butter and a cafe hafuch is the best breakfast in the world.January 13, 2011 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm #728810
Wonderland Children’s in Boro Park with excellent customer service
Rite Aid on 13th Avenue
Super 13 grocery
Royal Fruit on 16th avenue
The Drug Store on 16th avenueJanuary 13, 2011 3:48 pm at 3:48 pm #728811cutie pieMember
Dunno- it’s called Bonkey’s.
In Lakewood, I think- Kosher Village, it’s great, has everything you need, and the workers are so helpful and friendly.
🙂January 13, 2011 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #728812SacrilegeMember
“Yismaach Yisrael Ice Cream in Lakewood”
Is that seriously the name?January 13, 2011 4:09 pm at 4:09 pm #728813real-briskerMember
herring – I always had a pleasent excperince with the hd guys, duuno maybe they didnt like the smell of herring! lol!January 13, 2011 4:13 pm at 4:13 pm #728814lakewoodwifeParticipant
*Kosher Village!!!! Friendly staff who really try to help and they are extremely responsive- if you request a product that they do not carry they will usually do their best to try and bring it in.
*DB Electronics!!! Great service and truly competitive prices!!January 13, 2011 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm #728815Feif UnParticipant
Nobody beats Eddie at Blue Ribbon on Ave J.January 13, 2011 5:03 pm at 5:03 pm #728816Smile_its_EZMember
**DB Electronics is the best! Great customer service! Friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff! Back their products! prompt shipping!
I ordered over the phone a couple of times and was/am very impressed!January 13, 2011 5:27 pm at 5:27 pm #728817m12345Member
Shoes at Park on 18th Ave and 57th has the most PATIENT employees ever. They’ll pull as many shoes as your daughter asks and not make faces when she finally agrees that the first ones were best.January 13, 2011 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm #728818PosterMember
1) Aj Madison in BP for ordering appliances. They are so helpful and very well priced…
2) 16th Ave. Variety
3) Eichlers Judaica in BPJanuary 13, 2011 9:54 pm at 9:54 pm #728819ProfessionalMember
many 13th avenue places will NOT make it here. refuse to exchange, take back. Got an expensive gift from one of the fancy home and kitchen gadgets stores, went back with it unopened, she looked up and knew the name and number of purchaser, and after all verification she said she wont exchange or anything else. I explained I had no use for it. her CS made me clear I will never walk into that store again. Love NYC stores, where exchange/ returns are hassle free. I dont belive in abusing a return policy, but I do appreciate good customer service policy, hard to find in Brooklyn. If you had a different experience, please share!January 14, 2011 3:46 am at 3:46 am #728820s2021Member
in lakewood shoprite one cashier will ask u how u can in good concience spend so much on moisturizer and shampoo. and tell u to try wallmart. and xplain to u her retirement plan. and examine ur coupons before handing them to u so she can keep the non kosher ones. its always entertaining…January 14, 2011 5:27 am at 5:27 am #728821
Today I was in a store…I asked HOW fresh a certain item was…he said no guarantees.He said there are more important things in life to worry about…(than being straight with a customer?)January 16, 2011 9:36 am at 9:36 am #728822commonsenseParticipant
I would venture to say that not everyone has the same considerations as to what makes a store praiseworthy. I know there is one store listed here that I absolutely disagree with as I shop there all the time and find it a very unpleasant experience.
Another store that I like is Goldberg’s grocery in Boro Park. one big thing they do that many others do not is hire frum yidden. I like that the money I am spending is going to frum familes as opposed to many other stores where you find one maybe 2 frum people and the rest are non jewish workers who do not speak English.January 16, 2011 11:10 am at 11:10 am #728823lesschumrasParticipant
1. Exremely helpful satff
2. Quick checkout
3. A lot of very unusual products
5. All their products have great prices, many with hechsharim
6. Because many of their products ate off brands ( which is
why their prices are so low) tthe hechsharim can also
be not well known. However, at the entrance of
their stores they have a brochure listing every
hechsher they carry, who is behind it and the phone number
to call for information.January 16, 2011 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm #728824WiseWomanMember
in the five towns:
Five Towns Judaica
Judaica Plus(some of the workers)
Carlos and Gabby’s
TD BankJanuary 17, 2011 12:44 am at 12:44 am #728825LAerMember
“Yismach Yisrael Ice Cream in Lakewood”
Is that seriously the name?
Oh yes, Sac, indeed it is. Tagline: “Yismach Yisroel – we’re Cholov Yisroel!”
I still can’t talk about that place without laughing, and I’ve been here many years already…
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