Wednesday's Top 10: Passover Dinners that are Ready to Heat & Eat!

Great places that can do the holiday cooking for you.

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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.

  • Ben's Deli
    Locations in Greenvale, Carle Place and Woodbury
    Their mouthwatering menu for 10 gives you many options to choose from.
  • Elegant Eating
    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.
  • Del-Mir Caterers
    83 Muttontown Eastwoods Road, Syosset (516) 802-5492
    Long Island’s “best kept secret.” Del-Mir offers an extensive gourmet take-out holiday menu.
  • Fairway Market
    Locations in Plainview and Westbury.
    Their chef-made traditional dinners will make your family happy.
  • Deli King
    1570 Union Turnpike, New Hyde Park (516) 437-8420
    This family owned and operated deli has been serving delicious food for 50 years.   


How will your family celebrate Passover? Let us know on Long Forum!