McMaster Hillel wants to ensure you have everything you need to live a thriving and vibrant Jewish life in Hamilton!
La Piazza, Student Centre
Kosher sandwiches from Hermes Bakery in Toronto are delivered every Tuesday and Friday to the Student Centre food court. Choose from egg, tuna salad or cream cheese and lox made fresh. There are also frozen meals that come in meat, dairy and vegetarian options as well.
Hamilton Kosher is the butcher shop that serves the local Jewish community. There you can find fresh and frozen meats, as well as other staples of a Jewish kitchen like matzah meal, soup nuts, and jams. They also have a wide variety of prepared food items, when you don’t feel like cooking. The staff can tell you everything about where your meat is coming from. McMaster students get a 10% discount on all items.
Fortinos is one of the local supermarkets and the Main Street location has a large kosher section including fresh meat, cheeses, and frozen items. They also have a fresh kosher sushi counter and daily made kosher donuts! There is a shuttle bus that runs on Wednesdays from Mary Keyes Residence to Fortinos between 6 pm and 8 pm.
Second Cup Westdale
At the Second Cup in Westdale, all of the drinks are under the supervision of the Vaad Hakashrus of Hamilton. There are also often cookies and snacks that are kosher as well.
Hillel Bagel Lunch
Every Wednesday from 12:00-2:00 p.m, Hillel serves a FREE full kosher lunch of bagels, lox and cream cheese, fresh fruits and vegetables, hummous and dips, snacks and treats and much, much more. Commons Building, Room B103
Serving fresh kosher soups for eat in or take out. Check out their website and schedule at Chabad Hamilton.