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    The Food Oasis

    We are proud to welcome four vendors serving diverse and delicious nosh on campus at The Food Oasis! Whatever you're craving or curious to explore, rest assured that all menu items are kosher-certified by Vaad Hakashrus of Northern California.

    Neshama Foods, The Ma'lawah Bar and Holy Sushi require ordering in advance. Walk-in orders are accepted for Caffe Mediterraneum. Please check vendor sites for individual holiday hours.

    Caffe Mediterraneum
    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCCaffe Mediterraneum serves a full line of Italian espresso drinks, pour-over filter coffee drinks, tea, Italian sodas, frappes and various pastries and light breakfast and lunch items. Their style of coffee is that of the traditional, delicious and unpretentious style of coffee served in the original Caffe Mediterraneum in Berkeley—where beat poets, free intellectuals and students gathered in the 60s and 70s. Gelato is also available at this inspired homage.

    Orders may be placed online or at the Caffe.

    Hours:
    • Monday–Thursday | 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
    • Friday | 8:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • Sunday | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
    Order online or read about espresso and vintage espresso machines here.


    Holy Sushi
    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC Gourmet, high-end kosher sushi is a rarity. Chef Wilson has been making kosher sushi for over 15 years, and is an expert in specialty fish. Holy Sushi offers an incredible range of menu offerings, from assorted nigiri sushi to authentic Japanese agedashi tofu to the "JCC Roll" made with hamachi and avocado. All of the rice is seasoned with a special homemade vinegar, and you can also specialize your order to be gluten-free.

    Orders may be placed online for pickup onsite.

    Hours:
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday | 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
    Order online or delight in the art of kosher sushi preparation here.


    Neshama Foods
    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCFancy a Mediterranean protein bowl with your choice of chicken shawarma, braised beef, lamb, curried chickpeas or even impossible shawarma? Are you a traditionalist looking for the best, juiciest hamburger ever? The modern cuisine of Neshama Foods is influenced by their young founder's love of street food in Israel. Enjoy fries, hummus or baba ganoush a la carte. A kids' menu is available as well.

    Orders may be placed online for pickup onsite.

    Hours:
    • Monday–Thursday | 12:00–4:00 PM
    • Friday 12:00–2:00 PM
    Order online or peruse their catering and delivery selections here.


    The Ma'lawah Bar
    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCA doorway to history, The Ma'lawah Bar specializes in artisan breads and fresh cuisine brought to Israel by Yemen's Jews during the early 1900s. The recipe of one Yemenite-Israeli family in New York was passed down through generations, delivering the mouth-watering flavor, texture and consistency of homemade bread into the modern day. Treat yourself to traditional breads like ma'lawah or jachun, or enjoy a burger or a wrap—and enjoy it with dips and basbousa!

    Orders may be placed online for pickup onsite.

    Hours:
    • Tuesday–Friday | 12:00–3:00 PM
    • Sunday | 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
    Order online or learn to make homemade jachnun here. Large orders (6+ packs) must be placed a day in advance and may be picked up during open hours. Vegetarian and vegan options only. Pas Yisroel.


    The Food Oasis is a project of the Jewish Study Network.

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