Kosher Food Alert


Updated 2/4/2021


Today 75% of the shelf foods found in our local chain stores are kosher. We are growing! We are dedicated! We are victorious with God’s help. Local Jewish consumers and their families no longer have to travel to Miami and East Coast locations to purchase their kosher groceries. For the past 10 years, pioneering the Kosher Food Alerts has been an adventure.


We are pleased to present the latest list of stores that are currently carrying kosher food both FRESH and frozen.


The management at these locations are very willing to accommodate us. They will keep the store shelves, freezers and refrigerators stocked with kosher foods at the most affordable competitive prices. But it is up to us, the Jewish consumer to work together with the management by patronizing your stores and purchase what we need at any of the following locations:


Trader Joe’s located at

Ft Myers Store: 4983 S Cleveland Ave Ft Myers, FL 239-275-1712

North Naples Store: 10600 Tamiami Trail in North Naples is a trendy California based grocery store chain. Take your time and browse for kosher shelf foods and wine. If a Kosher item is not in stock it can be ordered at the Customer Service Dept. Service Manager Bernadette Pauls can be reached at 239-596-5631. Go to the website for a complete list of the variety of foods and their kosher symbols grocery list. Trader Joe’s extensive list of over 4 pages is also available at the store to use as your shopping or ordering list. This is a great location for fresh Glatt Kosher poultry, ground beef, turkey, rib steak, and stew meat. As well as organic produce, shelf foods, frozen foods and so much more. O/k fresh kosher turkeys for Thanksgiving & Chanukah.


Sam’s Clubs on Cleveland Ave. in Ft Myers can be contacted at 239-939-2445, Sam’s Bakery department will have FRESH packaged baked goods and weekly standing orders in time for Shabbos of twisted Challah o/u Pas Yisroel 2 per package and single package pull apart rolls, along with a variety of Pas Yisroel cookies and cakes by Biegels Company. They are carrying Frozen Fish Treasures from The Sea by Odyssey with SKS kosher symbol; Wild flounder, Alaskan fillets – Omega 3 and Tilapia in 3 lbs. packages – skinless & boneless. Also frozen fish from C.Wirthy Co. and Atlantic Trading Co. Florida farm raised salmon – boneless & skinless in 3 lbs. wrapped fillets. There are also Pre-seasoned salmon fillets with kosher symbols & Parve. These are glutten free – omega 3 in 2 lbs. individually wrapped packages. .


BJs of Ft Myers & Cape Coral. 9300 Ben C Pratt & 6 Mile Cypress in Ft Myers, Store Manager, Barry can be reached at 239-896-1071 or Bakery Manager, Jo, can be reached at 239-829-3300. or Cape Coral BJ’s at 239-963-4770. They have Pas Yisroel/ Parve Kosher Twisted Challahs, Round Challahs with raisins and Round Break-off Rolls in 2 packs from Laromme Bakery; and a variety of o/u kosher/Parve cookies.


Wal Mart of South Ft Myers 4770 Colonial Blvd & 6 Mile Cypress can be contacted at 239-274-2920. In addition to over 70% of their shelf foods that are kosher. They are now also carrying frozen Whiting Kosher wild fish filets in the frozen fish dept., large Kedem grape Juice, and Gefen Co. semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Total Wine in Ft Myers 13711 S Tamiami Trail, Ft Myers in the Target & Barnes & Nobel shopping Center can be contacted at 239-432-0510. Look for the signage marked  KOSHER/Israel Wines. Their large selection of kosher O/U and CRC wines includes over 15 different brands and varieties of those brands such as Baron Herzog, Rashi, Yarden, Bartenura, Hagafen and many more Kosher red & white wines. The Manager or Assistant Mgr. can be reached at 239-432-0510 to confirm in stock availability of wines. Please call to request anything special and secure large quantities or cases you might need to get you through your Simchas.  They are offering a 10% discount on orders of cases placed 3 weeks in advance…So order early and L’Chayim! - is providing a service of kosher prepared lunches and dinners that can be ordered easily on the internet and they can pick up at the Chabad in Bonita Springs or delivered. For more info go to the website scroll down for a complete menu. Contact Rabbi Greenberg at 239-949-6900 with specific questions.


Aroma Market & Catering  at 8819 Stirling Road in Ft Lauderdale can be reached at 954-252-2600 or  . They ship & you have the next day!_/Hollywood They ship & you have the next day They ship & you have the next day


Sun Harvest Citrus  at 14601 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers, FL  can be reached at 1-800-743-1480. a great location to arrange to send Chanukah fruit baskets fresh from the groves. A variety of fruit seasonal & year round. Call for catalogues and more information, or stop by for free samples of juices and 20% discount coupon on your entire purchase.


We have a huge breakthrough for Shabbos. Its supply & demand for the Jewish people. Many appliance companies are carrying Shabbos stoves and refrigerators to meet the needs of Jewish consumers for Kosher kitchens. These appliances are certified Kosher by the Rabbinical Assembly (R.A.) Hallache questions can be discussed by calling the R.A. at 410-484-4110. The certified hasher is a star K for General Electric and Electrolux stoves and refrigerators. Home Depot & Lowes will have these appliances in their stores.

At  Home Depot 14655 S Tamiami Tr. at the corner of US 41 & 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy., contact Christopher Nord or Lisa, Consultants for Kitchen & Bathroom Design. Models are displayed at the store.

Lowes 14960 S Tamiami Trail and Gladiolus contact Appliance Specialist, M. Jordon in the Kitchen & Bathroom Dept.


The management of the shops listed above have made efforts to help the Jewish community observe kosher traditions and holidays. Everyone is encouraged and responsible to thank these stores for caring and providing kosher foods locally.


Kosher Food Alert  is under the supervision of Rabbi Minkowicz. If you have any questions, need recipes or wish to transfer your existing kitchen for a kosher kitchen contact the Rabbi Minkowicz at Chabad of SW FL 239-265-4848 . Rabbi Minkowicz will be sending monthly Kosher Food Alerts. If you provide your email and or website, the Rabbi will be glad to include you in the updates. Contact him at  [email protected]  or .


From all of us at Chabad of SWFL and Maimonides Hebrew Day School may you & your family have a Happy Year.