Kosher food in Oxford
A selection of certified kosher goods is available from a number of outlets in Oxford. Sainsbury’s Heyford Hill Superstore has a kosher section; a smaller selection is available from the Sainsbury’s Local branch in Cowley Road (134b Cowley Road). The Oxford Kosher Deli (open 12 pm – 2 pm, Mondays to Fridays), housed at the Chabad student centre (61 George Street), stocks meat, chicken, wine, dry goods, baked goods and a deli section.
Many other food items in Oxford supermarkets are also categorised as kosher by the Kashrut Division of the London Beth Din (KLBD), which issues regular advice on kashrut, with information available on its website and an app Is it Kosher, as well as in a booklet, The Really Jewish Food Guide, which is updated annually.
JustKosher, based in London, makes regular deliveries to Oxford, usually once a fortnight. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details of the next delivery date. Orders are set at a £70 minimum for delivery to your door and it is common for people to share an order if one of them is likely to need less than the minimum. Other suppliers, including BKosher and Sabeny, also deliver to Oxford, with a variable delivery charge depending on the size of the order.
Numerous kosher shops and restaurants can be found in the major Jewish areas of north London closest to Oxford (Golders Green, Hendon, Edgware), which is reached in about an hour by car but takes much longer on public transport. The Facebook group Kosher in Oxford [details on how to join] facilitates co-ordination of shopping trips.
During University term times, members of the OJC and visitors are welcome to use the kosher meals service provided for students in the evenings and on shabbat in the Oxford Jewish Centre and at lunch times (12 pm to 2 pm) from Monday to Thursday at the Chabad student centre at 61 George Street.