With the blooming of flowers, shedding of jackets and a general theme of rebirth, spring is also the time for the important Jewish holiday of Passover. You know the highlights: Moses! Unleavened bread! Plagues! Parting of the Red Sea! And the long, long reading of the Haggadah, ending in a feast to remind us of the importance of freedom.
But the best thing about Passover 2022 is that many families may finally be able to spend the holiday together, after the ordeal that was Zoom seders during Covid. So why not opt for more time hanging with your loved ones and less time cooking by letting specialty food delivery service Goldbelly cater your meal for you.
From matzah ball soup to chopped liver, brisket to kugel and even a banging seder plate. Goldbelly has everything you need to make this Passover a more relaxing, delicious holiday. Even Elijah will want to stay for a nosh.
Here are our top picks from the best Jewish-owned restaurants that will deliver Passover goodies straight to your home.
Passover main dishes
$219.95 at Goldbelly
Long Island’s Lido Kosher Deli lets you choose from brisket or roast chicken for your main, as well as chopped liver, gefilte fish or stuffed cabbage for an appetizer. You also get all the fixings, including sour pickles, coleslaw and a tray of potato pudding. Serves four to six.
$129.95 at Goldbelly
Junior’s may be best known for its delectable cheesecakes, but this Passover, you can order a meal that puts crispy potato pancakes and a freshly roasted brisket front and center. In addition, you’ll get a pound of chopped liver as well as gravy and apple sauce for dipping. For dessert, indulge in a pound of chocolate-dipped macaroons. Serves four to six.
$209.95 at Goldbelly
Like Kenny Bania on “Seinfeld,” you can have the soup (two quarts of it to be exact) from this iconic New York City deli, but this Passover, you can also receive everything you need for a full seder meal — including charoset, shank bones, horseradish, maror and even the seder plate and two Haggadah books. Plus, you’ll get brisket, potato kugel, stuffed capons and matzah farfel. Serves six to eight.
$239.95 on Goldbelly
This legendary Jewish deli in Queens may be known for its smoked meat, but you can’t go wrong with the brisket and chicken as well. This seder dinner also comes loaded with extras like matzah ball soup, potato leek kugel, chopped liver and gefilte fish. And it also ships out with a seder plate and a box of macaroons for some sweet. Serves four to six.
$99.95 at Goldbelly
Why not have a little lox and schmear for your seder? Though Zucker’s specializes in classic NY bagels, you’ll have to take a pass (pun intended) for this meal, and enjoy the three different cream cheese selections, nova lox and smoked fish salad on the included box of matzah. This brunch spread also comes with an “everything” spice shaker and a bag of coffee. Serves six.
$99.95 at Goldbelly
Sometimes you just want the meat. And this 5-pound hunk of Star-K glatt kosher brisket will make everyone at your seder happy. Made from locally pasture-raised Black Angus cattle, this whole cut of trimmed beef is also antibiotic-free with absolutely no added hormones.
$165.95 at Goldbelly
Anyone who has tried (and failed) to make matzah balls knows how hard it can be to get them light, airy and just right. So why not let the experts do the hard work and forget about trying the seltzer in the batter? Not only do you get 4 quarts of Bubbe’s chicken soup, but also a full two dozen matzah balls. Serves eight to 10.
$59.95 at Goldbelly
Guss’ Pickles, the oldest family-owned pickle company in the US, is still a New York City favorite. And though you can head to the Lower East Side storefront to choose your dill pickles right out of the barrel, now you can also get an entire gallon (that’s 8 pounds, or about 32 pickles) delivered straight to your door. Having a bigger seder? Try the 5-Gallon Pickle Pail with either half-sour or sour pickles for $159.95.
$75.95 at Goldbelly
Go big with these 14 giant potato pancakes, made with hand-shredded potatoes and fried up to be extra-crispy. Though the latkes come flash frozen, you just need about 10 minutes in the oven to get them hot and you can choose to add applesauce, hand-sliced smoked salmon or handmade creme fraiche to your order if you want all the fixings. Serves 14.
$18 at Goldbelly
If you could actually BE chopped liver (“What am I…?”) you’d want to be this luscious iteration by NYC’s Russ & Daughters. The shop, which was even designated as a “part of New York’s cultural heritage” by the Smithsonian Institute, will send 1 pound of this kosher savory spread, spiked with eggs and schmaltz, straight to your home. Best served on matzah for an unleavened treat.
$59.95 at Goldbelly
If you know Passover, you know how hard it is to stay away from sides with flour, so we love a good egg noodle kugel made kosher for Passover. Goldberg’s Fine Foods offers their take of what is also known as noodle pudding with pineapple, sugar and raisins. Shipped frozen and ready to pop in the oven on seder day. Serves four to six.
$69 at Goldbelly
Look, we all need a little sweet after the big seder meal. And finding a flour-free dessert that tastes great is not always easy. That’s why we adore this 1 pound of Passover matzah covered in housemade dark chocolate, toffee, pecans and a hint of sea salt. You’ll get an entire pound of this matzah brittle that’s nothing less than addicting.
$55.95 at Goldbelly
Yes, rice krispies don’t have flour, so technically you could eat them at Passover. Unless you’re an Ashkenazi Jew, and then you’re not allowed to. Confusing, right? So keep it simple with this gorgeous, and delicious, sweet treats from Treat House. A combination of matzah, marshmallow, caramel and coconut, they are topped white and dark chocolate for a final flourish. Each package includes 12 treats in all.
$49.95 at Goldbelly
These coconut desserts are bite-sized dreams dipped in dark chocolate glaze. Elle’s Belles Bakery may be known for its all-natural desserts, like truffles and tarts, but these macaroons baked with almond meal are the best way to end your Passover seder. Each package comes with 10 macaroons.
$89.95 at Goldbelly
Feed your sweet tooth with this great big 5-pound bag of kosher for Passover candy from NYC’s legendary Economy Candy, featuring treats like jelly rings, candied fruit slices, marshmallow twists and chocolate-covered matzah.