Don't feel like making your own matzo ball soup and brisket this year? You're in luck. Many Chicago businesses make it easy to get your Passover seder feast without much trouble, whether you're dining out or having the whole family over to your house.
If you are cooking your own, you'll want to check out these great Passover purveyors.
On Monday, March 29 and Tuesday, March 30, this River North deli will offer a wide range of traditional items to enjoy, including gefilte fish, charoset, kugel, matzo balls, roasted chicken with apricot glaze, BBQ brisket by the pound, Mandel bread, Passover 7-Layer cake and much more. If you prefer to pass the stuff off as your own, you can order as soon as the day before, with pick up or delivery available on March 29 and 30.
We're not sure how an Italian Passover feast will work when you can't have pasta, but you can find out for $75/person on Tuesday, March 30. There will be seatings at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., and you'll get a traditional seder and wine, too.
Fox & Obel
Fox & Obel's Passover catering menu will be available from March 26-April 6 and includes traditional dinner choices like matzo ball soup ($12 per quart) and gefilte fish with fresh beet and horseradish puree ($22 per half-dozen). Desserts offer plenty of Passover-friendly sweets like flourless chocolate cake with bittersweet chocolate glaze ($22 serves 8-10) and coconut macaroons ($10/half dozen). Complete Passover dinners ($180 for 6, $400 for 12) including matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, burgundy-braised beef brisket, whole rotisserie chicken, charoset, apple-walnut matzo kugel and steamed asparagus with lemon zest and pine nuts will also be available. Ritual seder plates (included in the complete dinner) with maror (grated fresh horseradish), chazeret (lettuce) charoset (made with honey, apples, walnuts, raisins and red wine), karpas (parsley), z'roa (roasted lamb shank bone) and beitzah (hardboiled egg) can be purchased a la carte for $12. Ordering deadline: Friday, March 26.