The supermarkets have the sort of stuff you’d expect to find in a regular American grocery store not in a Jewish area – you’ll have your ‘kosher’ section with Manischewitz products, plus all the usual food one buys in a regular supermarket. You may be able to find frozen kosher Empire chickens. My family goes to Maine for several weeks in the summer, and only bring our meats, cheeses, and Shabbos foods. Otherwise, we do fine shopping for produce, cereals, bread, etc. locally, cooking with a hibachi, a few kashered burners in the house we rent, and double-wrapping in the oven. Some years we’ve had trouble finding pareve bread, which may be an issue for you if you keep chalav yisrael, although recently there have been pareve brands of both pitas and regular sliced breads.
While there are no Certified Kosher restaurants or Kosher Stores in Portland, many kosher items can be found in local stores. Besides for the hundreds of Kosher Certified products, with an “OU” or “OK” symbol on many products (such as cereals, tuna, pastas etc.), there are some Kosher sections in the following supermarkets:
295 Forest Ave.
Portland, ME 04102
Occasionally they carry kosher chicken and turkey. Call in advance to make sure its in stock.
WESTGATE SHOPPING CENTER
PORTLAND, ME 04102
NORTHGATE SHOPPING CENTER
PORTLAND, ME 04103
Whole Foods Market – Portland
2 Somerset Street,
87 Marginal Way,
101 Craigie Street
Portland, ME 04102 USA
Rabbi Moshe & Mrs. Chana Wilansky, Directors
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Shore Path Cottage
24 Atlantic Avenue, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Summer (May 1 – December 10) at 207-288-0643
Winter (December 10 – May 1) at 917-806-8959
Last updated: May 28, 2015
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