Passover: 8 Days Of Grain-less Goodness

Local bakeries, restaurants, and delicatessens are preparing for the Hebrew springtime festival by serving up some delicious treats.

Passover is an exciting time of religious celebration. Beginning on the evening of April 22 and concluding on April 30, the sacred holiday commemorates the Jewish liberation from Egypt and their subsequent freedom.

Numerous establishments throughout Westchester are observing the occasion by serving bounties of scrumptious delights, from soups to knishes to desserts. Of course, none of the meals served during Passover will feature the five forbidden grains, namely wheat, barley, spelt, rye, and oats. So, what are some local eateries doing to honor the eight-day festival?

(Of note: None of these establishments are Kosher for Passover) 

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Keeping with the Classics

Epstein’s Passover display window

Epstein’s of Hartsdale, a Kosher restaurant and delicatessen (and local institution) has constructed a special menu in honor of Passover. The expansive options include classic matzoh ball soup, knishes, a tender beef brisket, and traditional desserts. Or customize your own five-course Seder dinner for just $25.99 per person.

387 N Central Ave, Hartsdale (914) 428-5320;


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Sweet Celebrations

We love the bakery case at City Limits in White Plains, so we’re pretty excited that they’re changing up the dessert menu by adding some flavorful favorites that are sure to be a success. The flourless chocolate truffle torte will win over any chocoholic with its richness. And chocolate-cinnamon cookies, as well as coconut and chocolate-dipped macaroons, are always crowd-pleasers. For a super light melt-in-your-mouth finish, be sure to try the meringue kisses, which come in cocoa and vanilla.

200 Central Ave, White Plains (914) 686-9000;


Macaroons and Meringues

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The White Plains Bake Shoppe is featuring an abundance of options for Passover, including four varieties of macaroons and meringue cookies. Nut cakes and fruit tarts combine vibrant sweetness with fresh ingredients that highlight seasonal ingredients, but use matzoh meal and potato starch in place of flour. And don’t miss a decadent flourless chocolate cake that will feed the whole family.

466 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains (914) 997-8179;

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