Just like in 2020, Passover feasts may be a little more scaled back this year, with COVID-19 cases still at a high level. Even with restaurants allowed to open at 50 percent capacity in phase 3 of Washington’s reopening plan, there are still a handful of spots in Seattle with takeout family meal options. Below is a guide on where to get matzo, gefilte fish, brisket, and other items before Passover starts at sundown Saturday, March 27. Note that the kitchens listed below are not kosher certified — those looking for certified kosher food can check out the online market Seattle Kosher or local caterer Wolf and Spice.
Capitol Hill’s popular Jewish deli offers a la carte items available for Passover pickup (beginning March 25), including whole roasted garlic herb chicken, brisket with gravy, matzo ball soup, chopped liver, kugel, smoked sablefish, and charoset, along with a full Seder plate. There’s also an enticing strawberry ganache matzo cake for dessert.
Eden Hill Provisions
The family-friendly Queen Anne restaurant has a Passover meal for four available for pickup March 27. The meal kit includes a Seder plate, smoked cod gefilte fish, braised brisket, crispy braised lamb, Hasselback potatoes, roasted root vegetables, matzo brittle, and flourless chocolate cake.
Frelard’s Jewish deli (an offshoot of the Napkin Friends food truck) has three full meal options available that can feed large families. Diners can choose roasted chicken with asparagus chimichurri, salmon with red onion tapenade, or spring lamb stew as the main. Sides include smoked ramp and Meyer lemon kugel, pea and shiitake salad with ponzu sesame dressing, and tzimmes.
The Passover menu at this Pinehurst deli includes brisket (or a vegetarian version made with jackfruit), roasted vegetables, matzo ball soup, full sheets of matzo made onsite, and flourless chocolate cookies. The optional Seder plate kit comes with a lamb shank, parsley, maror, charoset made with local apples, walnuts, and wine, and an egg. Pickup is available for March 28 (cost: $37.50 per person), but preorders are going fast. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.