Boro Park Snapshot: Hungarian Kosher Cuisine
By Yehudit Garmaise:
After working as a bus driver and running an envelope business, Freidman and his partner Chesky Greenfield had the opportunity, 34 years ago, to buy the take-out business on 5009 16th Ave, from Yankel Edelshtain, who, 50 years ago, called the eatery Edelshtain’s Takeout.
Why did Friedman want to get into the take-out business, asks Heshy Rubinstien from BoroPark24.com.
“To become a taster of all the great food,” Freidman says with a hearty laugh. When Rubinshtain asks the co-owner why he and his partner named their store, “Hungarian Cuisine,” Friedman explains with the question, “Who else knows how to cook?”
Friedman, not only owns, but works as a chef, for Hungarian Kosher Cuisine, where everything they sell is made within the store.
The shop’s busiest days are Thursdays and Friday, and everything is take-out: no one eats in.
Although a variety of customers come in to grab lunch or supper, Hungarian Kosher Cuisine has its share of regulars who have their favorite dishes.
“Every day: every single day, one lady came in to get the same knish!” Friedman says smile! “She really liked our knishes!”
How did you get to be such a mayven in food, Rubinstien asks as he leaves.
“Just look at me, and you will see!” Freidman says with a parting laugh.