Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Inna's at the BPM

Excited to finally be able to share that we will be a vendor at the Boston Public Market, opening this July! We were invited last Fall, so it's been a long time in the planning and we had to keep it under wraps, till now.
Can scroll to us on the BPM vendors page: http://bostonpublicmarket.org/vendors.php (Yes, it's amusing to be listed between a charcuterie shop and the piglets from another meat shop. At the market, our stall is actually sandwiched between two farms.)

It will be a tight space but we'll still offer a wide selection.
  For breakfast we'll do bagels, shakshuka, and sabih.
  For lunch we'll also have falafel, shawarma, and some of our specialty salads pre-packaged (all still prepared in Newton).
We will serve hot soups, including chicken soup, and have a freezer stocked with soups, pot pies, blintzes, and other entrees.

Everything that is possible to source locally, will be. We'll hopefully find a way to preserve the seasons tomatoes and other veggies in their prime, to be enjoyed in shakshuka year-round.

Not doing our cold cuts as there will be a pastrami vendor, and while we cure our own it's still not local. We'll continue using Kosher meat and poultry, though not doing any beef items at the market -- might add our Kofta later.

Can't wait for Summer!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Rosh Hashanah 2014 & Cooking Class

Rosh Hashanah!
Deadline to order is Friday, September 12th

Our order form is available from the HOLIDAYS page or directly here: http://menu.innaskitchen.com/menus/RoshHashanah2014orderform.pdf
A special Break Fast menu will be posted online soon as well.

Cooking Class with Inna on Sept. 11 & 18
Art of Making Chicken Matzo Ball Soup
While having fun cooking with Inna, you will learn the entire process of making chicken soup and matzo balls. Including how to buy, clean, and cut the chicken. We will use one chicken per pot, a batch size appropriate for families and individuals. You will also learn the secrets for fluffy matzo balls, without using schmaltz.
Each person takes home a quart of soup with 2 matzo balls -- and priceless lifetime skills.

Thursday, September 11 and September 18        6p.m. - 8:30p.m
$70 (Includes food cost) Max 8 people per session.

Pay at shop or over phone to reserve a spot. RSVP'ing on Facebook does NOT save a spot.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Passover 2014

Passover 2014 Menu is Live! Get it while it's hot!


If you have any issues with viewing the menu online let me know and I can send it as an attachment. If you can't drop off or fill out a form in person we can take your order over the phone.
Deadline to order is Friday, April 4th, approximately 3 weeks from today. We expect it will be a very busy holiday compared to last year and we will stop taking orders after the deadline, so please, please, please order before then as it's painful for us to say no.

We are normally closed on Mondays but will be open for pickups on Monday April 14th, that's the first night of Passover. We will be closed on Tuesday for the first day of Passover. We will be open the rest of Passover and will have Passover Style offerings - think matzo lasagna. I do not plan on making soft matzo again though, that'd be a full-time job in itself.



Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Thanksgivukkah! Order Deadline is Wednesday, November 20th.

Click Here for Our Menu

There are a couple new items on the menu, including a few that are in honor of Thanksgivukkah  (such as the Corn Latkes and Pumpkin-Apple Latkes).
Also new is Veggie Chopped Liver! 

Another very special item is Kalduni - Belorussian Meat-stuffed Latkes.
I joke that Kalduni are the reason my dad married my mom. If you think latkes are labor intensive... these are are even more so. Definitely something you won't find anywhere else. They are served with a mushroom and onion gravy. We've done them every year and they've become more and more popular as people find out about them. People ask for them all year but unless you order a bunch they are only available during Hanukkah.

  We will have a few other items available at the deli. Mostly baked goods that we want to experiment with - cranberry lemon squares, pumpkin cookies... I will try to post new items online so you can order some things ahead of time.
  I know people will be asking for GF Sufganiyot but I don't plan to make them unless I have good luck making them without a deep fryer -- deep frying them on the stove was too much work last year (if anybody has a spare deep fryer they want to lend me that could work too.)

NOTE: It's been a long two weeks since Inna was with her family in Israel till this past Saturday. Sorry it took so long to make this available. A few of you called while Inna was away and I had to tell you to wait till this week to order because I, Alex, had my hands full. Now that Inna is back we're excited to continue trying new things and growing!
  Things to look forward to (hopefully before new years!): Cooking classes, special dinner pre-order items, dinner pre-order delivery, gluten-free mail-order, and some exciting new offerings at the deli (hot hummus anybody?!)

All the best!

Turkey Roulade

Pumpkin-Apple Pie! (Not on the order form but maybe you'll get lucky when I make it again at the deli).

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Rosh Hashanah 2013 Menu

Rosh Hashanah is around an early corner this year. You can download our order form here:
Deadline to order is Tuesday, August 27.

Got some new items on the menu...
- Inna's mothers' beef tzimmes with dried fruits!
- A Sephardic sorghum grain dish! - Sorghum is much like Israeli cous-cous but it's actually a whole grain, nutritious and tasty (and gluten-free).
- Turkish style green beans with leeks and carrots.
- Ashkenazi style sunshine carrot coins
- Za'atar Roast Cauliflower!

We'll have the new dishes available in the coming weeks before the order deadline for tasting!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Checkout the new Whiteboard up top (at the top of the website). I plan to use that to post our daily soups, specials, and updates.

Also, Chanukah is just around the corner! Will post an order form for that too. We'll be doing  Kalduni soon! (AKA Meat-stuffed Latke's) Something you may not find anywhere else outside of Belarus!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Rosh Hashanah 2012! Taking Orders

The first night of Rosh Hashanah is Sunday September 16th! We will be open that Sunday for order pickups and we will be closed on Monday the 17th. We are now taking orders and the deadline to order is September 10th. Here is a link to the order form: 
 This is our second Rosh Hashanah so we are very excited about taking way more orders than we were able to last year. That was our first major holiday so it was a major learning experience. Since then we have expanded our production capacity with more work space and we have another larger walk-in refrigerator. This should allow us to make pick-up much smoother as we will be able to put orders together ahead of time. The fact that it's on a Sunday also helps since we will only be open for order pick-ups.

We also simplified our menu. We are making Kreplach again so this is a rare opportunity to try ours. Gefilte Fish is huge as well since we make it the traditional way from whole fish (see pic below). We added apples to our noodle kugel, though if people request kugels without apples or raisins we can do that too. Of course making honey loaf cakes and teiglach too!

We are also trying to get ALL of our vegetables and apples from local farms. That includes the cabbage for the stuffed cabbage, the collards for the stuffed collard greens, squash, apples, cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes... maybe onions too.

Before it becomes gefilte fish.
Putting in our new worktop refrigerator after hours. Doubling our worktop capacity in the kitchen!
Finished Gefilte with our very potent homemade horseradish.