In normal times, many people enjoy communal Passover Seder dinners in restaurants, and there are usually many worth recommending. Similarly, Easter Sunday is often a time for festive brunches and dinners, frequently in restaurants. But this year is different, with dining rooms shuttered and diners staying in. Still, there will be festivities, and eating. Here are a number of places ready to help with meals and foods for the holidays for pickup and delivery:
A pescatarian Seder menu, including vegetarian “chopped liver,” mushroom matzo brei, gefilte fish or roast fish — or, for vegetarians, stuffed vegetables — plus desserts, is $180 to serve four. Pickup can be arranged for all three locations of this bakery. Delivery is also available.
18 East 16th Street, 1890 Broadway (63rd Street), Bryant Park, 212-633-2253, breadsbakery.com.
Recognizing that Passover celebrations will be smaller this year, Eli Zabar is assembling packages for pickup or delivery to serve two or four (or more — they can be expanded in multiples of two). They feature traditional menus, including gefilte fish with horseradish, matzo ball soup, brisket, haroseth and Jewish-style macaroons, for $124. A $165 package includes a Seder plate and a box of Eli’s homemade matzo. Other items are also available, and delivery to the Hamptons can be arranged.
1411 Third Avenue (80th Street), 212-860-0402, ext. 9, 212-423-0129, elizabar.com.
A four-course Seder dinner with some choices like brisket, roast turkey or chicken, $33.45 per person, plus $18 for a Seder plate, is available for pickup. Delivery will be for Manhattan and Brooklyn. There is also an à la carte menu with items like stuffed cabbage and kugel. A dinner package with brisket, matzo ball soup and more to serve six to eight can also be shipped nationwide, $175, but allow two days.
205 East Houston Street (Ludlow Street), 212-254-2246, katzsdelicatessen.com.
Pino Luongo’s à la carte Passover menu has Italian flavor, with dishes like Tuscan chicken liver crostini, fried artichokes and stracotto pot-roasted brisket, but there’s also whole roast chicken for two ($12 to $52) and flourless chocolate cake. Prepaid orders must be placed by Thursday for pickup or delivery.
420 East 59th Street, 212-759-2706, morso-nyc.com.