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Matzo Madness: Eater's Matzo Ball Soup Guide (Updated)

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Matzo ball soup: it's classic comfort food, regardless of whether it was a household staple growing up. But where to find it? D.C. isn't as packed with Jewish delis as some other cities, but there are certainly some options around town, particularly in the suburbs. Here, just in time for Passover, are more than a dozen spots that frequently feature the dish. Have a particular favorite that isn't listed? Share it in the comments.

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DGS Delicatessen

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Want to slurp matzo ball soup in a hot, trendy new restaurant? DGS serves a soup accented with duck schmaltz and featuring a solo, giant matzo ball. There's also a special bone marrow Matzo Ball Soup with ginger, scallion, and mustard oil, on the restaurant's $45 "Modern Seder" Passover menu.

The Carving Room

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Carving Room is more known for its sandwiches, but matzo ball soup is on the menu, too.

Celebrity Delly

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Celebrity Delly's version, an Eater favorite, is super salty and packed with noodles. The restaurant sells hundreds of orders of the stuff during Passover.

Chutzpah Real New York Deli

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This Fairfax favorite takes pride in its classic take on matzo ball soup.

Loeb's New York Deli

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Downtown institution Loeb's may have moved locations a few years ago, but the matzo ball soup remains on the menu.

Max's Kosher Cafe and Marketplace

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For something a little on the lighter side at Wheaton's Max's Kosher, there's matzo ball soup for $4.95.

Parkway Deli & Restaurant

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Parkway's version features chicken stock, pieces of chicken, veggies and egg noodles, with two matzo balls. Customers can also order it without the matzo if they're just craving chicken soup.

City Diner

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City Diner in Falls Church is known to serve matzo ball soup, but it doesn't have a permanent place on the menu.

Woodside Delicatessen

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Get some in-house, or order matzo ball soup by the quart or gallon from Woodside Deli (multiple locations).

Wagshal's Deli

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Wagshal's (multiple locations) version of the soup is chock full of matzo balls and veggies.

Rosa Mexicano

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They're not for the purists, but at Rosa Mexicano (multiple locations), customers can experience the marrow-matzo ball soup, a pozole with chipotle-marrow matzo balls, during Passover season. It's become a tradition in itself.

The Star and Shamrock

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Bubbie's Matzoh Ball Soup ($3.50/$6) is available at the Irish/Jewish pub seasonally.

Bub and Pop's

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Matzoh ball soup is often the soup of the day at this beloved sandwich shop.

Commissary

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Chef Ben Tenner's family recipe for soup will be featured in a multi-course Seder menu ($28) or a la carte for $7.

BLT Steak

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BLT Steak presents a high-end take on Matzoh ball soup this year made with chicken consume and black truffles. It's $12.

DGS Delicatessen

Want to slurp matzo ball soup in a hot, trendy new restaurant? DGS serves a soup accented with duck schmaltz and featuring a solo, giant matzo ball. There's also a special bone marrow Matzo Ball Soup with ginger, scallion, and mustard oil, on the restaurant's $45 "Modern Seder" Passover menu.

The Carving Room

Carving Room is more known for its sandwiches, but matzo ball soup is on the menu, too.

Celebrity Delly

Celebrity Delly's version, an Eater favorite, is super salty and packed with noodles. The restaurant sells hundreds of orders of the stuff during Passover.

Chutzpah Real New York Deli

This Fairfax favorite takes pride in its classic take on matzo ball soup.

Loeb's New York Deli

Downtown institution Loeb's may have moved locations a few years ago, but the matzo ball soup remains on the menu.

Max's Kosher Cafe and Marketplace

For something a little on the lighter side at Wheaton's Max's Kosher, there's matzo ball soup for $4.95.

Parkway Deli & Restaurant

Parkway's version features chicken stock, pieces of chicken, veggies and egg noodles, with two matzo balls. Customers can also order it without the matzo if they're just craving chicken soup.

City Diner

City Diner in Falls Church is known to serve matzo ball soup, but it doesn't have a permanent place on the menu.

Woodside Delicatessen

Get some in-house, or order matzo ball soup by the quart or gallon from Woodside Deli (multiple locations).

Wagshal's Deli

Wagshal's (multiple locations) version of the soup is chock full of matzo balls and veggies.

Rosa Mexicano

They're not for the purists, but at Rosa Mexicano (multiple locations), customers can experience the marrow-matzo ball soup, a pozole with chipotle-marrow matzo balls, during Passover season. It's become a tradition in itself.

The Star and Shamrock

Bubbie's Matzoh Ball Soup ($3.50/$6) is available at the Irish/Jewish pub seasonally.

Bub and Pop's

Matzoh ball soup is often the soup of the day at this beloved sandwich shop.

Commissary

Chef Ben Tenner's family recipe for soup will be featured in a multi-course Seder menu ($28) or a la carte for $7.

BLT Steak

BLT Steak presents a high-end take on Matzoh ball soup this year made with chicken consume and black truffles. It's $12.

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