A large and prosperous Jewish community is located in the southern part of the peninsula. The center of which is the city of Palo Alto. This community has tens of thousands of Jews leading a traditional Jewish lifestyle in San Francisco and beyond. There are about 15 synagogues in the city that open their doors to various Jewish religious movements / streams. San Francisco is considered one of the world’s best food cities thanks to the wide selection of excellent restaurants and numerous food markets and deli shops in the area. Kosher restaurants attract many Jewish residents and tourists by offering Kosher and gourmet dishes along with a homely atmosphere that are the hallmark of these places. Supermarket chains and stores offer kosher food, most often labeled with the symbol of the OU-Orthodox Union, which is a part of American kosher associations.