Stores and Restaurants in Seattle Increasingly Offering Kosher Fare

March 31, 2001

Source: The Seattle Times

On March 31, 2001, The Seattle Times reported that "in the Seattle area, a number of kosher restaurants and food stores have sprung up...The Puget Sound area has seen a steady rise in the number of Jews moving to the area--from 30,000 a decade ago to about 37,000 now," including many who are reclaiming orthodox rituals and traditions. "The growing number of Muslims in the area--about 40,000 to 50,000--also plays a role. Rules governing 'halal'--'allowable'--meats for strict Muslims are similar to those that govern kosher meat."