Passover for Pickup across the Nation
This year, celebrate Passover at home without having to cook a thing. Restaurants across the country are packaging up traditional Passover feasts with curated wine and essential Seder plates. The best part? Many of this year’s offerings are portioned for two or four, so you can still partake in the celebration without throwing a party.
Ethereal Matzo Ball Soup
Birdie G’s is the all-American restaurant from James Beard-nominated chef Jeremy Fox. Order Fox’s 5-course Passover prix fixe or get roasted chicken, famous matzo ball soup, and spiced carrots tzimmes à la carte. Birdie G’s is also offering curated bottles of wine (try the Karim Vionnet, Beaujolais Villages 2018; it’s an organic, light-bodied Gamay), batched cocktails, and beer. Don’t forget to add a pint of schmaltz.
Straight from your Jewish Deli
Last year’s Passover takeout was such a hit, this Jewish-style deli is bringing it back for a new tradition. Choose from slow-cooked brisket or vegetarian jack fruit brisket with matzo ball or mixed veggie soup. Dinner comes with a large sheet of homemade matzo, charoset made with local apples, and flourless chocolate cookies. You can add on a Seder plate kit with all of the Seder essentials.
River and Woods
A Traditional Seder To-Go
Most days, the team at River and Woods serves elevated comfort food out of an adorable cottage in Whittier. This year, they’re packing up Passover Seder meal kits for you to enjoy from the comfort of home. One kit feeds two and includes brisket-style short ribs (or vegetarian smoked tofu), matzo ball soup, honey-chamomile carrots, and chocolate tortes.
Jeff & Judes
Winner Winner Chicken (or Brisket) Dinner
Jeff & Judes is Chicago’s answer to the Jewish-style delis of Los Angeles. This year, the team is offering two delicious Passover meals featuring cola brisket or apple-smoked chicken. This festive meal for two or four comes with crispy potatoes, honey-sumac carrots, housemade gefilte fish and charoseth, matzo ball soup, and chocolate macaroons. Add on a Seder plate, an extra pint of soup to keep in the fridge, and coconut macaroons.
Passover Feast with Funky Red Wine
Gertie is a neighborhood café where you’ll find bagels, pastries, and riffs on classic New York delicatessen sandwiches. Since last year’s Passover to-go was such a hit, Gertie is bringing back the takeout Seder. One feast for two includes sweet + sour brisket, housemade gefilte fish, “the” big salad, matzo ball soup, a Seder plate, orange almond cake, and a bottle of funky red wine. Gertie has an affinity for natural wines, so while ordering, add on a “wine grab,” curated to your tastes.
AKASHA has been a staple for globally-influenced California dining since chef Akasha Richmond opened in 2008 alongside her husband. This year, their goal is to make your Passover at home as easy as possible. The menu features Creekstone Farms braised brisket, chicken tagine, matzo ball soup, chopped chicken liver, spring asparagus, and macaroons. Don’t skip the chocolate-covered caramelized matzo toffee.
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Joe's Knows Tradition
Bring home a traditional prix fixe Passover dinner from the legendary Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. The menu features red wine-braised brisket, gefilte fish, Alaskan halibut with golden beets, herb-roasted chicken, red beet horseradish, potato pancakes, chopped liver, key lime pie, and more. Pick it up or get it delivered in Washington, DC or in Chicago.
Celebrate with Anaviv
Anaviv specializes in creative California cuisine and community-driven experiences. The menu is designed around ingredients from local ranchers and farmers. The Passover takeout feast includes homemade gefilte fish, roasted spring vegetables, garden lettuces with radish and Meyer lemon vinaigrette, matzo ball soup, and your choice of braised brisket or stuffed portobello mushrooms. Add on some Kosher-for-Passover wine and wild coast flora.
An Italian Tradition
“Italy’s Jews, particularly in the regions of Marche and Lazio, were somewhat isolated from other Jewish communities in Europe,” says the team at Fiola. And the result? “They developed their own cooking as well as distinctively Italian traditions.” This Italian-inspired Passover dinner features Italian matzo balls with morels, ramps, and Grandma’s consomme, grilled branzino, a rack of lamb with spring veggie casserole, and for dessert, macerated strawberries with strawberry sorbet and Tuscan almond ricciarelli cookie. This one is not to be missed.
Passover in a Box
Bring Fork home for Passover this year. Chef George Madosky’s fully-prepared feast-in-a-box comes with your choice of braised short ribs or seared arctic char. The sides are riffs on tradition: vegetable couscous, carrot salad with cashews and cured duck, smoked trout rillette, caviar, and wilted spring greens. Bonus points for the charoset cake for dessert. One box feeds two. The Seder plate is optional.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? There are plenty of other Passover feasts on Tock, in addition to everyday reservations and takeout.