Passover is going to look a little different from many households this year. Families and friends would normally gather together to mark the holiday, which falls on Wednesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 9 this year. However, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and rules around social distancing, those big Seder dinners may be a smaller than usual.
Despite the new reality, some restaurants and bakeries around the southeast Michigan region are still prepared to cater the feast. Whether you’re looking for a warm bowl of matzo ball soup, a coconut macaroon, or gefilte fish with horseradish, below is a guide to delis and bake shops still offering takeout, delivery, and mail order essentials for Passover. Customers who follow strict dietary rules should confirm whether their chosen restaurant follows those guidelines.
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6873 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield Township
This iconic Jewish delicatessen is offering an special Passover package designed to feed a family of four for $79.95. The catered meal includes matzo ball soup, gefilte fish with horseradish, roasted chicken, matzo farfel, roasted potatoes, spring vegetables, and optional chopped liver and charoset for $15. Orders must be placed by phone at 248-855-6622 by Sunday, April 5 for curbside pickup on Wednesday, April 8.
24555 W. 12 Mile Rd., Southfield
The doors at Star Deli in Southfield remain open for carryout, curbside pickup, and delivery (This spot even ships out of state). The shop features a wide selection of items including smoked fish, matzo ball soup, and knish. Catered trays are also available. Call 248-352-7377 to place an order.
Zeman’s Kosher Bakery
25258 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park
Zeman’s Kosher Bakery continues to accept orders for pickup and delivery in a limited capacity. The bakery’s menu features items like challah, fudge brownies, and chocolate babka. Orders must be placed online at least a day in advance.
Jerusalem Pizza and Bagels
26025 Greenfield Rd., Southfield
This kosher restaurant and bakery is open for carryout and curbside pickup only. The menu features items like seafood and egg salad platters, latkes, and more. Orders can be placed online.
3426 E West Maple Rd., Commerce Charter Township
This Commerce-area delicatessen offers carryout as well as delivery through Doordash. The restaurant features a wide range of Jewish foods on its menu including matzo ball soup, roasted chicken, brisket sandwiches, and chopped liver.
6646 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills
Steve’s Deli is open for carryout as well as delivery through Doordash. The restaurant’s catering menu features options like poached salmon trays, roasted chicken, and brisket. On the regular menu, customers can choose items like matzo ball soup, potato latkes, and coconut cake.
Specializing in Kosher, nut-free, and dairy-free breads and pastries, Bake Station continues to accept orders at its locations in Farmington Hills and Southfield. Call ahead to place orders or drop in. The shop’s feature items like challah, superman cookies, and brownies.
Diamond Bake Shop
6722 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield Township
This traditional Jewish bakery in West Bloomfield is still open for very limited service. Call ahead to place orders for rolls, breads, and desserts like seven layer cakes, and cookies.
Zingerman’s and Cornman Farms
Zingerman’s and Cornman Farms are continuing to offer quite a few options for Passover Seder. The Cornman Farms stock the freezer menu features items like Moroccan braised short rib with tzimmes and chocolate hazelnut meringue cookies. The mail order website features chocolate and vanilla coconut macaroons, matzo ball soup kits, honey, figs, and marzipan Passover plague lollipops. Delivery and pickup is also available for a handful of matzo items.
3640 Michigan Ave., Detroit
This venerable Michigan Avenue deli is currently open for curbside pickup only. Call ahead at 313-894-6620 to place an order for items like roast brisket and egg salad plates.