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Last-Minute Passover 2020 Food Options Around Boston

Not a lot of options this year, but here’s where to stock up on supplies for your socially distanced seder

Overhead view of a bowl of matzo ball soup, a spoon, and several pieces of matzo on a pale pink tablecloth
Matzo ball soup and matzo

Given the current circumstances, there are slim pickings for Passover catering this year, but there are a few options if you’re looking to place a last-minute brisket or gefilte fish or macaroon (not macaron) order. (Note: The holiday begins on the evening of April 8 this year.) Please note that none of the options below strictly adhere to Passover’s special dietary rules.

You can also consult the Eater Boston grocery guide for pickup and delivery options if you’d rather prepare your own meals.

Email boston@eater.com if you know of other Boston-area options that should be included here.


DELIVERY AVAILABLE

Bakers’ Best Catering
150 Gould St., Needham

The Needham-based catering company is offering home delivery of Passover items in the Greater Boston and Metrowest areas, delivering on the afternoons of April 8 and 9, with an ordering deadline of April 5. The menu includes latkes, gefilte fish, red wine braised beef brisket, grilled salmon, matzo kugel, and lots more. Order by phone — (617) 332-4588 — or email. [Full Menu]

Blacker’s Bakeshop
543 Commonwealth Ave., Newton

The Newton bakery is shipping Passover-themed boxes that contain a pound of fudgy brownies, four large coconut macaroons (plain or chocolate-dipped), a small sponge cake, and a half pound of matzo crunch for $30 plus shipping — or double everything for $55. The bakery describes the box as “Passover-friendly” but not kosher for Passover: The ingredients used are kosher for Passover, but the bakery itself has not been cleaned of chametz. Place your order by email — blackersbakeshop@gmail.com — by April 6. Shipping prices vary depending on location, but most New England addresses are around $8. [Full Selection]

Cuisine en Locale
156 Highland Ave., Somerville

Longtime “locavore” caterer Cuisine en Locale is taking Passover orders through April 2 for packages that include a choice of protein(s) and side(s), individually priced per serving. Options include braised brisket; roast chicken or lamb; local white fish with tomato, onion, and peppers; baked chicken with za’atar; roasted potatoes; potato kugel; glazed carrots; buttered parsnips; pureed turnips; sauteed cabbage with caraway; and puff pastry wheels. Email orders@enlocale.com for more information and to place an order.

EH Chocolatier
145 Huron Ave., Cambridge

The local chocolate shop ships and also offers curbside pickup (Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon only). This year’s Passover selection includes brown butter matzoh toffee dipped in dark chocolate; dark chocolate matzoh bark with pistachios, candied orange, and crystallized ginger; chocolate almond coconut macaroons; chocolate dipped candied fruit; and more. Order online. If picking up, wait for an email confirmation notifying you that your order is ready to be picked up. [Full Selection]

Inna’s Kitchen Culinaria
547 Commonwealth Ave., Newton

The deadline has already passed for ordering from Inna’s Passover menu; however, the Newton location continues to deliver a wide range of items via the Mercato platform. It may be too late for haroset and gefilte fish, but you can still get your hands on latkes, chicken soup, stuffed cabbage, and lots more. All items are dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free. [Full Selection]

Max Ultimate Food
10 Newmarket Sq., Boston

The local caterer’s seder meal package can be delivered (or picked up) ready to heat and eat or frozen; either way, reheating instructions are included. Priced at $70 per person, the package includes a choice of first course (such as chicken soup with matzo balls), two entree choices (such as braised beef brisket or chicken marbella), three side choices (such as noodle kugel or sauteed spring vegetables), and three desserts (such as flourless almond cake or chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons). Call (617) 427-9799 or email info@maxultimatefood.com to order. [Full Menu]

Michael’s Deli
256 Harvard St., Brookline

Offering brisket, latkes, stuffed cabbage, matzo ball soup, sweet potato tzimmes, and more for pickup or delivery (free for orders of $150 or more) to Brookline, Needham, Newton, and Wellesley. Place your order by April 1 to guarantee all items will be available. Payment by check only. Order through the online form or call (617) 738-3354. [Full Menu]


TAKEOUT ONLY

Rosie’s Bakery (at Athan’s Bakery)
Athan’s Bakery, 407 Washington St., Brighton, Boston

Rosie’s no longer has its own storefront, but its products live on at several locations around the Boston area. Rosie’s is offering a few Passover items for online ordering and pickup at the Brighton location of Athan’s: chocolate caramel matzoh crunch, chocolate coconut macaroons, gluten-free chocolate delirium cake, and chocolate-dipped almond macaroons. [Full Menu]

Zaftigs
335 Harvard St., Brookline; 1298 Worcester St., Natick

Zaftig’s is offering an a la carte menu as well as a dinner-for-two combo for pickup on April 8 or 9; place your order by April 3 by emailing catering@zaftigs.com or calling Brookline at (617) 975-0075 or Natick at (508) 653-4442. The a la carte menu includes options like a seder plate, haroset, gefilte fish, beef brisket, and lots more; the dinner for two ($49.50) includes haroset, latkes, matzo ball soup, brisket, and more. [Full Menu; Dinner for Two]

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