|Tables around NYC will be set to celebrate –credit|
|A selection of Red Jacket’s juices|
|Excellent round challah from Silver Moon
Chopped Liver is another one of those mysterious Jewish foods. Debated among Jews young and old stuffing their faces with liver on rye, Murray’s Sturgeon Shop, Sable’s, Barney Greengrass, and 2nd Avenue Deli are rumored to have some of the best.
|A lot of love for kosher chopped liver from 2nd Avenue Deli –credit
On any holiday, Matzo Ball Soup is a Jewish staple. Excellent to open a big meal or even to cure a cold (Jewish Penicillin), the soup isn’t rare to find on deli menus all around NYC. Some of the best vegetarian matzo ball soup is found at B&H Dairy. For the more traditional chicken broth version, Ben’s Kosher Deli serves up a delicious bowl and Katz’s Deli features one large matzo ball in their homemade soup.
|Matzo Ball Soup/Jewish Penicillin from B & H Dairy|
Kugel, a Jewish casserole, is yet another star at holiday dinner. Noodle Kugel, a sweet pudding dish, is best at Brooklyn Diner in Midtown, where the sweet, rich, crispy, and chewy dish is truly a treat worthy of celebration.
|Homemade Noodle Kugel –credit|
Manischewitz Wine is certainly one way to get through those long family meals. It’s fruity, sweet, and a bit sticky. Cough syrup may come to mind, but if you’ve never had a glass (or a bottle) of this 60-year-old Brooklyn wine, I’m not sure you can consider yourself a New Yorker.
|All the fruity Manischewitz flavors! –credit|
(meaning Jewish adults cannot eat or drink anything for 24 hours), the celebration to “break
the fast” is always extravagant, and often requires ordering giant lox & bagel platters from
Zabar’s or Russ and Daughters in advance.
|Perfect after a day without food! –-credit|
Happy New Year to those who celebrate and happy eating to all!
or Eastern European Jewish traditions; Jewish people from other regions have
different customs and dishes to celebrate the holidays.
**Most food mentioned in this post is not certified