The Jewish New Year begins Sunday night, and this year, there’s no need to slave over dishes to honor the tradition. NYC restaurants are catering to the high holiday with numerous eat-in and take-out deals. Leave the dishes to someone else, here are ten places for Rosh Hashanah eats.
Israeli master baker Uri Scheft regularly offers new twists on classic Jewish pastries. Every artisanal product is made on the premises in small batches throughout the day. For the sweet New Year, the Union Square storefront is offering a special menu including its award-winning chocolate babka, festive challah, honey cake, apple babka, marzipan honey and a new spelt and wheat challah. Some of which is available for shipping.
The oldest Kosher butcher in NYC, this Upper West Side specialty shop sells an extensive selection of prepared foods. For the holiday, it’s offering a full orthodox meal for 10 with soup, gefilte fish, choice of entree and all the sides, sweet carrot tsmies, noodle pudding and potato pudding.
This holiday season, the Boulud team has your back. These take-out emporiums are featuring a $250 Jewish New Year dinner for six. It includes matzo ball soup, herb potato latkes with housemade apple sauce and crème fraiche, either slow-cooked Black Angus beef brisket with gravy or cedar plank Scottish salmon with dill crème sauce, noodle kugel, green bean casserole with wild mushroom and caramelized cipollini, challah and honey, honey apple cake and rugelach. Some sides and pastries can be purchased individually. It’s available for 48-hour advanced notice catering and in-store pick-up while supplies last. Call 212-933-5330.
The brand-new bagel and appetizing store from the Torrisi crew, aka Major Food Group, is offering holiday catering. Check out the full menu here. Email email@example.com to place your order. Read more about Sadelle's here.
Chef Chris Jaeckle’s Japanese-influenced Venetian restaurant is getting a Jewish twist on Sunday from 5:30-10 PM. The restaurant is serving a $75, four-course Rosh Hashanah dinner featuring roasted beets with pickled onions and balsamic vinaigrette, grilled red snapper with pomegranate salsa verde and market greens, slow cooked brisket with pastrami spice and mustard sugo as well as sweet potato and apple kugel.
The Manhattan outpost of this Montreal-style Jewish deli is offering seated Rosh Hashanah dinners on Sunday and Monday. For $54 per person, guests can enjoy time-honored favorites like apples and honey, matzo ball soup, chopped liver and pickles, braised beef or poached salmon, honey cake and Breads Bakery babka and challah. A separate kid’s menu is available, as well. Both the Brooklyn and Manhattan locations are also offering a High Holiday catering menu with similar picks along with a cauliflower-potato kugel, tzimmis, roasted chicken and more, for pick-up and delivery. Call 646-494-9508, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday through Tuesday, this newly opened spot in the Empire Hotel is serving a special Rosh Hashanah menu for $75 per person. It starts with pomegranate seeds, apples and honey, and challah, followed by smoked fish spread with Black Seed Bagel chips, matzo ball soup, roast chicken or braised brisket with tsimmis, Brussels sprouts and potato kugel. For dessert, choose from Jewish apple cake or flourless chocolate cake. The selected holiday dishes are offered in a la carte form, too.
This West Village American bistro is offering a sweet treat for the New Year, selling its famous challah doughnuts for $3 a piece. The sugary snacks are available in individual bites or bulk.
This Frenchified New American gem is saying “Shana Tova” with three-course dinners on Sunday and Monday. For $68 per person, each meal starts with homemade challah with greenmarket apples and honey. Appetizers include choice of cream-less Jerusalem artichoke soup, Cato Farm cheddar salad and house-cured and smoked Loch Etive sea trout. For entrees, choose from pan roasted hake, schmaltz roasted chicken with hen sausage or dry-aged prime sirloin of beef and braised beef cheek duo. It culminates with warm apple tart or warm chocolate souffle cake. The kid’s menu is $38 per child.
Adored French pastry chef Francois Payard is elevating the High Holiday with a unique spin on the classic desserts. Starting Friday, his bakeries are proffering two apple-infused sweets. The apple honey cake is financier style with freshly ground almonds. It comes in multiple serving sizes for four, six or eight people. The green apple macarons come in varying dimensions, as well.