Passover celebrates the Exodus from Egypt after generations of slavery. It starts on March 25th. The most significant observance is avoiding chametz throughout the 8 days. Chametz includes anything made from the five major grains (wheat, rye, barley, oats and spelt) that has not been completely cooked within 18 minutes after first coming into contact with water. This commemorates the fact that the Jews leaving Egypt were in a hurry, and did not have time to let their bread rise. Matzah is unleavened bread, made simply from flour and water and cooked very quickly.
The process of cleaning the home of in preparation for Passover is an enormous task. On the first two nights of Passover are a special family meal filled with ritual to remind us of the significance of the holiday. These meals are called seders. The Haggadah tells the story of the Exodus from Egypt and explains some of the practices and symbols of the holiday.
With all of stress of the holiday, why not let someone else help with the cooking. Here are our favorite Kosher and Kosher-style caterers that offer everything for your holiday meals. Be sure to check their deadline dates for placing your order.
Locations in Greenvale, Carle Place and Woodbury
Their mouthwatering menu for 10 gives you many options to choose from.
739 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown (631) 360-2211
Choose from their complete family dinner or separate dishes.
Zan's Kosher Catering
135 Alexander Avenue, Lake Grove (631) 979-8770
The holiday menu features many delicious options.
Messina Market and Caterers
1482 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset (516) 472-0414
They combine wonderful food from their market and great desserts from their bakery to help make your holiday special.
The Kosher Food Emporium
1163 Old Country Road, Plainview (516) 932-1331
Their Passover menu serves 12 good eaters which means generous portions.
Commack Kosher Deli & Market
98 East Jericho Turnpike, Commack (631) 543-2300
Any of their kugels will make your meal memorable.
Great Neck Glatt
501 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck (516) 773-6328
This Glatt Kosher butcher and deli will deliver your holiday meal to your front door.
83 Muttontown Eastwoods Road, Syosset (516) 802-5492Long Island’s “best kept secret.” Del-Mir offers an extensive gourmet take-out holiday menu.
Locations in Plainview and Westbury.
Their chef-made traditional dinners will make your family happy.
1570 Union Turnpike, New Hyde Park (516) 437-8420
This family owned and operated deli has been serving delicious food for 50 years.
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