Sunday, June 6, 2010

Best Market in Ramat Beit Shemesh Aleph

Everyone I know likes good food. However, for many people, shopping can be less than fun. We won’t go into too much detail here, but some shops can be hygienically challenged, crowded, unorganized, and sorely lacking some of our favorite foods.

That’s why there was dancing in the streets when Dil V’Zol Makolet (grocery store), opened Best Market — a full-service supermarket in the new Park Center on Dolev street. OK....maybe not dancing, but it sure was a party in the aisles for me. I made my rounds throughout the whole store, taking in the cleanliness, the beautifully displayed fresh produce, baked goods, and just about anything I might need in terms of food (or other household goods).

Everything was organized and relatively easy to find. There were also plenty of familiar products from the US alongside top-quality Israeli ones. The variety and selection sure helps me get whatever I need — all under one roof.

They even have mini-shopping carts for kids...keeping them happy while we shop (although it can be a bit tough at checkout when we need to return all the candy the children loaded up on).

One of my favorite parts of the store is the meat section. With the famous butcher Alon Frank providing friendly and expert service, it’s a pleasure shopping for my carnivorous tendencies. (Just as a note, the fresh chicken is under Rav Auerbach supervision and the fresh meat is from Rav Machpud.)

Alon Frank behind the meat section display
For years, the only time I could get real filet mignon with a Mehadrin hechsher was at El Gaucho in Ramat Gan or some other similar restaurant. Now with Alon at the helm of the meat department, Rav Machpud’s filet mignon or sirloin steaks are readily available...folks...if you don’t have a is the time to get one. With these great cuts of meat at our local butcher, you don’t need to go out to a restaurant anymore.

Anyway, I can go on and on about meat…but I realize some of you might be vegetarian….so let me just say, shopping at Best Market is a very pleasant experience in all regards. They even have “baggers” who help put all the groceries in bags and then into your cart. It’s really great.

In terms of parking, they have some spots right outside the entrance, but there is also an above-ground parking garage with easy access to a giant, clean elevator where you can easily wheel your cart, into and out of the store.

Next time your pantry is bare….check out the Best Market in Ramat Bet Shemesh.


  1. amen to all that - we're really lucky to have such a place. Especially me - as it's round the corner from my apartment!!


  2. You wrote:
    One of my favorite parts of the store is the meat section. With the famous butcher Alon Frank providing friendly and expert service...

    Amen to that, brother. My whole family, including my brother's family and my mother, really appreciates Alon Frank's expertise with meat.

    He is a tremendous asset to Best Market!

    Alu VeHatzlichu (Ascend and Be Successful),

    (signed) Catriel Lev, RBS-Alef

  3. I enjoy the store tremendously and its always a pleasure shopping there. Alon Frank does a great job at taking the orders and filling to the letter A+ Alon Frank. Meta and chicken are delicious and are up to pair. Effy the owner has out done himself with a great shopping experience.

    Going to Best Market - since they are thier name says it all

  4. Wow! We are moving back to RBS (hey, we just couldn't stay away!) from the states, and this looks amazing! Is it in place of Dil V'zol, or is the makolet still functioning, too?

  5. To NekudaTova:

    Dil V'Zol is still in business.

  6. Thank you all for the compliments.
    Love you all.
    Alon Frank.