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Where to Find a Passover Meal This Year

Here are some restaurants and grocery stores offering both traditional and creative Seder meals.

By Allison Forsyth March 23, 2021

Matzo ball soup is a staple of Passover meals.

Passover begins Saturday, March 27, and continues through Sunday, April 4. Here are a handful local options for some favorite holiday foods:

Michael's on East

Order now through Saturday, March 27, 1212 S. East Ave., Sarasota, (941) 366-0007, bestfood.com

Passover dinner from Michael's on East can be picked up from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 27. Enjoy a choice of entrées like roasted chicken, braised and sliced brisket or Mediterranean stuffed cabbage rolls. Sides include apple and walnut charoset, house-made horseradish, matzo ball soup and flourless chocolate macaroon cake for dessert. Dinner costs $49.95 per person. Order online at michaelsathome.com.

Morton's Gourmet Market

Order now through Saturday, March 27, 1924 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, (941) 955-9856, mortonsmarket.com

Find Passover brunch items at Morton's. Kosher-style menu items include chicken soup with matzo balls, potato latkes with cinnamon sauce, oven-roasted Brussels sprouts with honey mustard, a white fish spread, chopped chicken liver, apple walnut charoset, braised lamb shanks, matzo kugel and more. Visit the store's center island for smoked salmon, white fish and sable, or desserts from the bakery. A 48-hour notice is required on all menu items; visit the market or call to place your order.

Nellie's Deli, Market & Catering

Order now through Saturday, March 27, 15 S. Beneva Road, Sarasota, (941) 924-2705 ex.18, nelliescatering.com

A special Passover menu is offered at this Sarasota deli and catering company. Enjoy gefilte fish with red horseradish sauce, matzo ball soup, brisket or roasted turkey, carrot tzimmes and passover matzo. Special add-ons include Seder plates, chopped liver, potato kugel, toffee bars and other market items. Dinner costs $19.95 per person. Call to place your order. Curbside pickup available until 4 p.m.

Zildjian Catering & Consulting

Order now through Saturday, March 27, 6986 Beneva Road, Sarasota, (941) 330-9881, zildjiancatering.com

Dinner packages at Zildjian come with a piece of matzo, a cup of matzo ball soup and your choice of two sides with a coconut macaroon. Choose from entrées like beef with gravy, honey lemon roasted chicken and vegetarian matzo lasagna. Sides include potato kugel, apple matzo kugel, an herb matzo stuffing with mushrooms, carrots and sweet potato tzimmes and more. Desserts are also available. Order online or call ahead for pickup.

Whole Foods Market

Order now through Sunday, April 4, 1451 First St., Sarasota, (941) 316-4700; 5298 University Parkway, Sarasota, (941) 806-6130; wholefoodsmarket.com

To-go dinner packages will be available at Whole Foods Market until Sunday, April 4. Place your order 24 hours ahead of your desired pickup date and time. Meals include a wine-braised brisket dinner for eight or preserved lemon salmon dinner for four, with sides like gefilte fish, asparagus with citrus and herbs, tzimmes, apple walnut charoset, potato kugel and latkes and fresh matzo ball soup. Order online and pickup at your nearest location. Meals range from $99.99 to $169.99.

Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum

Offered Saturday, March 27, and Sunday, March 28, 1001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 309-4300, sarasotaartmuseum.org

The Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum is offering a Passover special this weekend. Gourmet menu items include a kosher red sangria spritz, truffled deviled eggs, passover pancakes with pomegranate, toasted walnuts and whipped cream, and a roast beef sandwich with truffled lemon aioli, gruyére and arugula on a toasted baguette. Regular menu items will also be available.

Rosemary & Thyme

Offered from Sunday, March 27, to Saturday, April 3, 511 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, (941) 955-7600, therosemarysarasota.com

Try appetizers like matzo ball soup or bib leaf salad, entrées including roasted chicken, grouper fish cakes, veggie kugel or braised brisket. Desserts include coconut macaroons or flourless chocolate cake. Pickup times are from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Call to place your order.

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