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Young Israel of Houston is fortunate to host many visitors. In order to make your visit easier, we are pleased to provide the following information.


Kosher Restaurants

The following establishments are under the supervision of the Houston Kashrus Organization. For a complete listing of kosher facilities, visit their website at

Cafe at the J / Laykie’s Gourmet

Phone: 832.408.3516  
Address: 5601 S. Braeswood Houston, TX 77096  
Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM-2:00 PM 
Sundays open during special events only  

Our Menu at Laykie’s Gourmet Catering Service is always changing. We offer a wide culinary variety of meat, dairy and pareve items and will customize each menu specific to your special celebration. Superb cuisine, highly trained staff, creative, trendy event ideas and personal service are what make Laykie’s Gourmet Catering Service unique. Experience the difference.

Genesis Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Phone: 713-665-2222  
Address: 5427 Bissonnet St Suite 400 Houston, Texas 77081  
Daily 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM 
Friday until 3:00 PM
Saturday 9:00-12:00  

Genesis Steakhouse & Wine Bar is a groundbreaking achievement, bringing unmatched glatt kosher dining and sterling service to the Houston community, and its many visitors. Genesis promises to continually offer quality food rooted in age-old kosher values, which demand the highest selection standards. In addition to the excellent selection of meats, poultry, and fish Genesis now offers Sushi.  With a 100 seat dining room, a 40 seat secluded Wine Room and a 80 person multimedia Grand Banquet room, Genesis provides memories for any occasion. 

Green Vegetarian Cuisine

Phone: 832-649-4184  
Address: 6720 Chimney Rock Rd, Houston, TX 77081  
Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.;
Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday closed.  

Green Vegetarian offers dairy vegetarian comfort food including nachos, salads, enchiladas, veggie burgers, wraps, falafel, burritos, quesadillas, sandwiches, smoothies, cupcakes and daily specials. Green Vegetarian Cuisine’s mission is to serve delicious and affordable vegetarian comfort food to our diverse community of customers. We strive to provide a wide range of options for vegetarians, vegans and omnivores alike in order to promote healthier choices in a fast-food world. 

My Pita

Phone: (713) 283-9200  
Address: 9804 Hillcroft St. Houston, Texas 77096  
9:00 - 8:30 
Friday closes at 3:00  

My Pita offers fresh pita and other baked goods that are all pareve and Pas Yisrael. The restaurant menu includes shwarma, mixed Israeli grill, shishkabob and falafel, chicken, fish and more. My Pita offers numerous salads including hummus, israeli salad, tabuli, beet salad, cole slaw, pickled salads, matbucha, tahini and eggplant. 

New York Bagel

Phone: 713-723-8650  
Address: 9720 Hillcroft, Houston, TX 77096  
Sunday, 6:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Monday, 6:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

New York Bagel offers fresh-baked pareve pas yisroel bagels, challah, dairy muffins and cookies.

Produce different dairy cream cheeses and assorted fish platters for events.
All items in the refrigerators are kosher.
The restaurant next door is NOT under supervision.


Phone: 713-270-7222  
Address: 9704 Fondren Road, Houston, TX 77096  
Sunday, 9 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Friday closes at 3:30  

Saba’s provides a multitude of items, ranging from sushi to pizza, fresh fish to Israeli entrees. With a variety of pizzas, pastas and paninis you could never go wrong with Saba’s. As the oldest Kosher restaurant in Houston, we have committed ourselves to providing the highest quality and best varieties of Kosher dairy and pareve foods to the Jewish community. Fresh-baked pas yisrael challah on Fridays and erev Yom Tov are available with pre order.

SABAS Wok and Grill

Phone: 832-834-5595  
Address: 5413 S. Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096  
Sunday 11am - 8:30pm
Monday -Thursday 11am - 9:30pm
Friday 11am - 3:30pm 

SABAS Wok and Grill! We have delicious beef and chicken dishes as well as vegetarian too. You can also choose something from our grill. From traditional burgers, Shwarma and schnitzel, plated, in a salad or pita and Laffa. There is something for every palate here!



• Kosher Gourmet: 404-636-1114, 2153 Briarcliff Rd., all kosher grocery, bread, meat, deli, takeout, catering, (glatt, pas Yisroel) delivery available

• Kroger Toco Hills: 404-633-8694, 2205 LaVista Road, kosher bakery items available (look for AKC sticker), fish, meat & deli, pas Yisroel, glatt kosher

• Kroger Sage Hill: 404-607-1189, 1799 Briarcliff Rd, glatt kosher meat department

• Publix: 404-638-6022, 2969 North Druid Hills Rd., kosher bakery, meat, fish & sub shop


Shabbat Hospitality


For Shabbat home hospitality within walking distance of the Shul, please email us at For a Shabbat meal with one of our families, meet our Shabbos Hospitality Representative in front of the Bimah after Shabbat morning services.


• Lodging: Marriott Courtyard (inside Eruv), 404-728-0708, 1236 Executive Park; Baymont Inn & Suites (inside Eruv), 404-321-0999, 2535 Chantilly Dr.; Emory Inn (outside Eruv), 404-712-6700, 1641 Clifton Rd.


• Eruv: An Eruv encircles the Shul, with a span of about two miles in every direction. Email the Eruv at before Shabbat for current Eruv status.


• Mikvah: The women’s mikvah is located next to Young Israel of Houston. To make an appointment email us at least 24 hours in advance. The men’s mikvah is located inside Young Israel of Houston. It is open every day 5:30 am-9:30 pm; closed Thursdays.

Services: For Weekday and Shabbat times please visit us online at Young Israel of or call the office.


• Classes: Young Israel of Houston always has an open Beit Medrash and daily lunchtime and evening classes. Go online to or call the office for a complete listing of classes

Sat, November 17 2018 9 Kislev 5779