Celebrate Passover with your loved ones with these sweets, holiday specials and family-friendly events in New York City. By Sarah Shaker.
Matzo Crunch and Mandel Bread, Magnolia Bakery
Who says you can’t have delicious, freshly baked sweets during Passover? Magnolia is offering indescribably delicious layers of Matzo cracker, handmade buttercrunch candy, chocolate, white chocolate and toffee pieces to create bags of Matzo Crunch. Their Mandel Bread is twice baked and loaded with chopped almonds and chocolate chips. Made with cake meal (pulverized matzo), a flour alternative, making both treats perfect for your Passover celebration.
Passover Palooza, Streit's Matzo Factory
Enjoy an educational and engaging celebration with your little ones at Passover Palooza. This free family-friendly event includes a Mama Doni Concert and a tour of the Streit’s Matzo Factory in the Lower East Side, where guests can see Passover matzos being made. Your kids will learn a bit of both Jewish and New York City history during this fun Passover event.
Passover Catering, Épicerie Boulud
Relax while Épicerie Boulud does all of the cooking this Passover. Choose from a large catering menu with traditional specialties like Gefilte Fish, Potato Latkes and a Smoked Salmon Platter. From appetizers to desserts, they’ve got it all covered for a delicious celebration to enjoy in the comfort of your apartment.
Chocolate Kiss-Stachio Cookies, Sugar and Plumm
Made special for Passover, Sugar and Plumm has created Chocolate Kiss-Stachio Cookies. These sweet bites are made with pistachios, sugar, tanzanie chocolate, eggs, water and Sicilian pistachios. Pick up a package of these cookies to share at your Passover celebration for a delicious and Kosher dessert or try their Chocolate Matzo Buttercrunch, Pasti Di Mandorla or the always Passover-friendly macarons.
Passover Tasting Menu, Triomphe
Foodies looking for a fancy way to celebrate Passover can treat themselves to a special tasting menu at Triomphe in Midtown. Plates include Shmura Matzoh and Charoset Dip, Matzoh Ball Soup (with pickled jalapeño and an herbed potato latke), White Horseradish Crusted Halibut (celery root purée, sautéed spinach and lemon caper vinaigrette), Braised Beef Brisket and a Flourless Chocolate Cake.
Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.