By Estee Cohen.
Let’s get you ready for Pesach! We’ll focus on the cleaning and the shopping and then consider ways of relaxing and enjoying.
Carpet Club LA is a new carpet cleaning service that is giving a 10% discount in honor of Pesach. They service both residential and commercial carpets as well as upholstery and area rug cleaning. Call them at 323-828-8123 or email CarpetClubLA@gmail.com to make an appointment. They use pet and child safe cleaners.
Stock up on foil pans of all sizes with Yo Pans. Yocheved Remer’s new business sells foil pans and lids for very low prices. One example is her 9 by 13 pans for just $0.70 each when you buy 30. Trust me, you’ll go through thirty pans before the first day of Chol HaMoed. You can call Yocheved any time at 847-815-5562 to order. Also, visit her Facebook page Yo Pans for more details about sizes and prices.
If you have a Spanish speaking cleaning person helping you prepare for Pesach, you may want to make your life easier and consider buying my Maid Easier magnets. They are Spanish and English magnets with a cute graphic on them (designed by my friend, graphic designer Rivky Markowitz) that have basic housekeeping instructions, such as “Sweep the Floor”, “Clean the Oven” “Wash the Vegetables”. The Maid Easier magnets are available on Amazon. Search for Maid Easier Magnets and they are sold in Rochel Duchman’s store A Perfect Setting for about $10 for 42 magnets. We’ve sold over 100 sets so far and there are only 100 left on the planet, so order now!
If you need baby gear for your littlest guests this Pesach, visit Bright Futures, a brand new baby gear Gemach. The Gemach was recently created by Daniella Plotzher and Naomi Rich in memory of Yehoshua Aron ben Yitzchak Shlomo. If you have new or gently used baby gear to donate please call Daniella at 310-499-3421 or Naomi at 310-770-1413. Starting this summer they will open for business and have all kinds of gear to lend, from strollers to baby baths, although they will not be carrying baby clothes.
Now, if you want to really celebrate Chag HaAviv in style, Susanna has a new flower business. She offers beautiful, fresh flower arrangements for parties, and of course to adorn your Seder table and at the fraction of flower shop prices. Her arrangements start at just $25 each. Please call 323-202-9190 or 310-275-4247 to order.
If you need an easy pre-Pesach meal, check out a brand new venue that both feeds and entertains your family. Taco Flame is a new Kosher Mexican restaurant with a twist; a full sized indoor kids play area, ball pit and arcade game are all in house. So you can have your taco while your kids go wild. Brilliant! This awesome, kid-friendly restaurant can be found at 5450 W. Pico Blvd in Los Angeles. It is under RCC Hashgacha and open weekdays 11 AM to 10 PM. Call Taco Flame at 323-634-7344. See you there!
Another new restaurant that’s getting rave reviews is Grill N’ Pita at 8532 West Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. Grill N’ Pita features fresh Israeli food. It is under Kehilla Kosher supervision and is getting great reviews.
During the last few Shabbatim before Pesach, the last thing you want to do is bake Chametz. Myku’s Kitchen by Raizy Schottenstein is here to help. She makes delicious Babka and Hungarian style Challah based on her grandmother Myku and mother Lea’s recipes. To order go to http://www.mykuskitchen.com. Pickup is at 363 N. Mansfield. Gift baskets with Babka, jam, thank you card and optional Challah’s are also available. You can now be the perfect Shabbos guest the week before Pesach, or all year long (except Pesach!).
Another interesting business that recently popped up is MendyJuice. You might be due for a cleanse after Pesach so save this information. MendyJuice sells organic, cold-pressed juices and the cool thing is that they deliver for orders of 6 bottles or more. They sell a few types of green juices made from kale and a variety of veggies as well as citrus based juice, beet based juice and fruit based juice. You can order by emailing email@example.com
I want to wish all a kosher, happy, Pesach. We’ll be continuing this article in May, so please send any new businesses or happenings to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!