Where to Get Passover Treats in North Jersey

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Matzo is an essential part of the Passover tradition. The cracker-like bread, which symbolizes the unleavened loaves hastily eaten by Israelis on the way fleeing Egypt, has come a long way from its original hardship fare. Matzo ball soup has always been a comfort food that evokes the memory of family meals and neighborhood delis. More recently, creative bakers have learned to pair matzo pastries with caramel, chocolate, and many other delicacies. Read on to find out where to get everything matzo for this year’s Passover in North Jersey.

Chabad Young Professionals

The Chabad Young Professionals, a community organization, delivers handmade shmurah matzah to residents in Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken, and Union City around Passover season. Seder kits, which include seder plate food items, wine, and other Passover accessories. 

Eppes Essen Deli + Restaurant {105 E Mt Pleasant Avenue, Livingston}

The Livingston establishment makes all sorts of Jewish specialties including stuffed derma {a sausage filled with meat, matzo meal, chicken fat, and spices}, blintzes {cigar shaped pastry}, and potato kugel. A special Passover menu is offered which includes matzo boxes, charoset, along with a large selection of traditional Jewish dishes.

Glatt Express {1400 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck}

Glatt Express

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This is a very reliable kosher grocery store with a large selection of Israeli specialty goods. Here you can literally find everything matzo including Passover shmura matzo, matzo crackers, and matzo sweets. Other Passover essentials are also plenty. Online shop available

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Hank Schwartz’s Delicatessen + Appetizing 

Hank Schwartz's Delicatessen

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For Passover, the beloved deli and bakery make mixed boxes of chocolate matzo crunches. Three options —rose petals, Aleppo pepper and sea salt, dried cherries — are available. Stay tuned to other traditional Jewish delicacies that pop up from time to time. 

Harold’s New York Deli {1173 King Georges Post Road, Edison}

The Jewish deli, named as a top Jewish deli in the country by Food and Wine, is known for its humongous pastrami sandwiches and delicious matzo ball soup year-round. The giant matzo ball, which is almost the size of a grapefruit, is fluffy and moist. Come hungry, or order with a big group, to sample a few of the deli’s famous sandwiches, soups, and knishes. 

Hobby’s Delicatessen + Restaurant {32 Branford Place #2723, Newark}

The downtown Newark establishment, which has been serving Eastern-European delicacies since 1962, is the go-to place for house-cured briskets, homey latkes, and Jewish pastries. Its matzo ball soup, served with a rich chicken broth, is also delicious. Pair it with the deli’s famous pastrami or corned beef sandwich on hearty rye bread.

Kosher Nosh Deli Restaurant + Catering {894 Prospect Street, Glen Rock}

This long-standing deli has offered classic deli eats including sandwiches, platters, and matzo ball soup for years.

Little Hoboken {702 Clinton Street, Hoboken}

Little Hoboken

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For Matzo sweets, pick up a Passover treat box from Little Hoboken. The crunchy pastry is made of matzo meal mixed with caramel and topped with chocolate ganache. They come in six or twelve packs.

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Lox Stock + Deli {228 Ryders Lane, Milltown}

The kosher deli has been serving traditional East European classics since 1998 is famous for its hearty East European dishes. Eaters love its chopped liver, noodle kugel, and outstanding matzo ball chicken soup. There is a special family menu for Passover which includes Seder items and a large selection of traditional dishes.

Mikki + Al’s Noshery {14 Park Street, Montclair}

Mikki + Al’s offers the best of the best nosh around and that’s not all, patrons can pick up a generous bowl of matzo ball soup.

Olive Branch Kosher Market {181 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City}

This kosher grocery store sells all of the everyday necessities including matzo ball soup.

Pastrami House {832 Washington Street, Hoboken}

People love the deli for its juicy briskets. But the menu offers a lot more beyond pastrami and corned beef. The potato latkes are crispy outside and fluffy inside and the knishes are just spot on. Plus, it is one of the few places in the mile square that make matzo ball soup.

Raymond’s {28 Church Street, Montclair}

Raymond's

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A go-to in Montclair for classic dinner fare, Raymond’s serves up matzo ball soup with pulled chicken, parsnips, carrots, and dill.

Seasons Clifton {467 Allwood Road, Clifton}

Seasons Clifton kosher deli has everything from fresh fruit and fish to a bakery section that pumps out favorites like challah to a deli section that serves matzo ball soup with chicken.

Tenafly Kosher Deli + Caterers {22 Washington Street, Tenafly}

This little gem has been serving hefty pastrami sandwiches since the 1950s and is still a neighborhood hotspot. The matzo ball soup, which is made fresh daily, is also delicious.

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Yiwei was born and raised in China. She has lived extensively in Beijing and Hong Kong, before finally settling down in New York. She moved to Hoboken after a few years in Westchester and immediately felt at home here. Two years ago, she left her job at an investment bank to travel the world and explore her interests, and has since then taken on a few freelancing gigs in career coaching, college admission consulting, and writing. When she is not wandering wildly in the streets of Europe, Asia, or Latin America, she can be found sipping an espresso in one of Hoboken's coffee shops or trying out restaurants in Hoboken and Jersey City area.