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Where to Find To-Go Passover Dinner in D.C.

The Jewish holiday starts Wednesday, April 8

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Ivy City Smokehouse’s all-salmon gefilte fish is available via a partnership with Anxo.
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A dozen or so D.C. restaurants typically host a Passover prix fixe, but dining restrictions in place during the coronavirus outbreak mean that the holiday will have to be celebrated at home this year. Carryout and delivery, however, are still up and running for hosts who are nervous about preparing meals for their own Seder, the ceremonial meal that tell the story of the Jewish exodus from Egypt.

Teddy and the Bully bar is a regular on the Passover circuit, but it’s closed during the pandemic. After rebooting its bagel business for carryout, Call Your Mother rolled out a Passover menu with boxes of matzo brittle and flourless brownie cake that already sold out.

Here are 13 area restaurants preparing Passover meals, including those offering specials for the first two nights, when most seders are held.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Parkway Deli & Restaurant

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8317 Grubb Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 587-1427
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The deadline for Passover orders has already passed at this Silver Spring institution, but customers can still place carryout or Postmates delivery orders for its famous, golden-colored matzo ball soup and smoked fish platters.

2. Wagshal's Market

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4845 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 363-0777
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The D.C. butcher and market offers prime dry-aged brisket, roasted with carrots, celery, and seasonings, sliced and served with brisket gravy (serves five to six) for $49.99. Roasted chicken stuffed with matzoh serves two to three ($14.99). Free contact-less delivery is available on holiday orders over $199 (now through Thursday, April 16).

3. Gravitas

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1401 Okie St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 763-7942
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The Michelin-starred tasting menu destination in Ivy City offers four-course Easter and Passover menus for two ($90). Highlights include matzo ball soup, slow-roasted brisket, deviled eggs, and saddle of lamb. Orders are available for pick-up Tuesday, April 7 through Sunday, April 12. For delivery to Maryland and Virginia, email info@gravitasdc.com.

4. ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar

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300 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 986-3795
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D.C.’s ANXO Cidery, Prescription Chicken soup company, and Ivy City Smokehouse teamed up to create a carryout feast that comes with two four-packs of ANXO’s new limited-release Kosher for Passover cider, District Kosher; two quarts of Prescription Chicken’s grandma-style matzo ball soup (chicken or vegetarian); six Prescription Chicken macaroons, and two 4-ounce portions of all-salmon gefilte fish from Ivy City Smokehouse. Pre-order packages are on ANXO’s website for $55. Items are also available a la carte, or to ship to friends and family across the country for a virtual seder. Delivery is offered starting Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the end of Passover. Pick-up is also available from both ANXO’s Florida Avenue restaurant (5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays), and from the Brightwood Park tasting room (5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays).

5. Coconut Club

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540 Penn St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 544-5500
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Carryout dinner ($55 per person) at Jewish chef Adam Greenberg’s tropical Northeast eatery includes apple-pear and walnut charoset⁣; a bowl of matzo ball soup⁣; gefilte fish with horseradish⁣; a main course of Creekstone prime brisket with pan sauce and roasted veggies or seared salmon with mustard dill sauce; pint-sized potato kugel⁣ and roasted carrots; and chocolate covered matzo⁣. Order here.

6. Duke's Grocery

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1513 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 733-5623
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A sedar meal ($45 per person) from the popular English pub in Dupont includes matzo ball soup; smoked paprika chicken; hard boiled egg; haroset; horseradish; herb roasted potatoes; and a vegetable medley, cooked with brand new pots and pans to adhere to kosher guidelines. Add kosher wine (cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc) for $25 a bottle. Order via email (dukesgrocery@gmail.com) for pickup Wednesday, April 8, and Thursday, April 9.

7. Clarity

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442 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 539-8400
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Chef Jon Krinn just started slow-cooking 60 orders of beef brisket sous vide that get grilled right before pickup on the first day of Passover. They’re served with braised root vegetables and braising sauce. Each 24-ounce portion serves four ($45). Order for pickup between 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

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8. Fare Well

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406 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 367-9600
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Family-style spreads of veggie-heavy dishes for two are available for pickup and delivery from H Street’s vegan diner. Matzo ball soup costs $18 per quart. There are also coconut chocolate macaroons ($12 for six) and a chickpea seitan mushroom roast with mushroom gravy and mashed root vegetables ($40).

9. Hill Country Barbecue Market

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410 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 556-2050
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Pair Hill Country’s smoked beef brisket with Passover favorites like potato kugel, honey horseradish roasted vegetables, apple pecan charoset, and Texas macaroons. A whole brisket (four to five pounds) is $125, and a half-portion ($145) includes all the trimmings. Ten percent of proceeds benefit Food for the Frontline — Meals for Heroes. Submit orders by 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 9.

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10. Buffalo & Bergen - Capitol HIll

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240 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 525-3350
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The New York-style deli’s “Matzo Baller” soup with lemongrass chicken stock features balls made with duck fat. Order online for contact-free takeout Wednesday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., from its Capitol Hill location (Union Market is currently closed).

Buffalo & Bergen’s “Matzo Baller” soup is available in to-go quarts.
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11. ABC Pony

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2 I St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 913-8155
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Erik Bruner-Yang’s new Asian-Italian pasta shop in Navy Yard preps a holiday dinner for two to three ($50). Choose from roasted leg of lamb or slow-cooked beef brisket, along with potato gratin, sautéed green beans, and gravy. Just reheat and serve. Available for pickup on Saturday, April 11, from noon to 9 p.m.

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12. Shilling Canning Company

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360 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 554-7474
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Navy Yard’s Mid-Atlantic eatery makes a whole roasted chicken dinner for four, including matzo ball soup with chicken and root vegetables, potato puree, spring greens salad, and kosher, gluten-free poached pear cheesecake for $80. Available Wednesday, April 8, to Thursday, April 16. The restaurant will deliver outside of its normal range (into Maryland and Northern Virginia) on Wednesday afternoon only. Carryout orders can be picked up any time.

13. Celebrity Delly

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7263A Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 573-9002
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The Falls Church deli is taking online orders for pints and quarts of its famed matzo ball soup. The menu also includes potato latkes served with apple sauce or sour cream. Online orders are 20 percent off during these trying times.

1. Parkway Deli & Restaurant

8317 Grubb Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

The deadline for Passover orders has already passed at this Silver Spring institution, but customers can still place carryout or Postmates delivery orders for its famous, golden-colored matzo ball soup and smoked fish platters.

8317 Grubb Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910

2. Wagshal's Market

4845 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

The D.C. butcher and market offers prime dry-aged brisket, roasted with carrots, celery, and seasonings, sliced and served with brisket gravy (serves five to six) for $49.99. Roasted chicken stuffed with matzoh serves two to three ($14.99). Free contact-less delivery is available on holiday orders over $199 (now through Thursday, April 16).

4845 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

3. Gravitas

1401 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002

The Michelin-starred tasting menu destination in Ivy City offers four-course Easter and Passover menus for two ($90). Highlights include matzo ball soup, slow-roasted brisket, deviled eggs, and saddle of lamb. Orders are available for pick-up Tuesday, April 7 through Sunday, April 12. For delivery to Maryland and Virginia, email info@gravitasdc.com.

1401 Okie St NE
Washington, DC 20002

4. ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar

300 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

D.C.’s ANXO Cidery, Prescription Chicken soup company, and Ivy City Smokehouse teamed up to create a carryout feast that comes with two four-packs of ANXO’s new limited-release Kosher for Passover cider, District Kosher; two quarts of Prescription Chicken’s grandma-style matzo ball soup (chicken or vegetarian); six Prescription Chicken macaroons, and two 4-ounce portions of all-salmon gefilte fish from Ivy City Smokehouse. Pre-order packages are on ANXO’s website for $55. Items are also available a la carte, or to ship to friends and family across the country for a virtual seder. Delivery is offered starting Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the end of Passover. Pick-up is also available from both ANXO’s Florida Avenue restaurant (5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays), and from the Brightwood Park tasting room (5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays).

300 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

5. Coconut Club

540 Penn St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Carryout dinner ($55 per person) at Jewish chef Adam Greenberg’s tropical Northeast eatery includes apple-pear and walnut charoset⁣; a bowl of matzo ball soup⁣; gefilte fish with horseradish⁣; a main course of Creekstone prime brisket with pan sauce and roasted veggies or seared salmon with mustard dill sauce; pint-sized potato kugel⁣ and roasted carrots; and chocolate covered matzo⁣. Order here.

540 Penn St NE
Washington, DC 20002

6. Duke's Grocery

1513 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

A sedar meal ($45 per person) from the popular English pub in Dupont includes matzo ball soup; smoked paprika chicken; hard boiled egg; haroset; horseradish; herb roasted potatoes; and a vegetable medley, cooked with brand new pots and pans to adhere to kosher guidelines. Add kosher wine (cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc) for $25 a bottle. Order via email (dukesgrocery@gmail.com) for pickup Wednesday, April 8, and Thursday, April 9.

1513 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

7. Clarity

442 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180

Chef Jon Krinn just started slow-cooking 60 orders of beef brisket sous vide that get grilled right before pickup on the first day of Passover. They’re served with braised root vegetables and braising sauce. Each 24-ounce portion serves four ($45). Order for pickup between 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

442 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA 22180

8. Fare Well

406 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Family-style spreads of veggie-heavy dishes for two are available for pickup and delivery from H Street’s vegan diner. Matzo ball soup costs $18 per quart. There are also coconut chocolate macaroons ($12 for six) and a chickpea seitan mushroom roast with mushroom gravy and mashed root vegetables ($40).

406 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

9. Hill Country Barbecue Market

410 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Brisket at Hill Country.
Brisket/official photo

Pair Hill Country’s smoked beef brisket with Passover favorites like potato kugel, honey horseradish roasted vegetables, apple pecan charoset, and Texas macaroons. A whole brisket (four to five pounds) is $125, and a half-portion ($145) includes all the trimmings. Ten percent of proceeds benefit Food for the Frontline — Meals for Heroes. Submit orders by 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 9.

410 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

10. Buffalo & Bergen - Capitol HIll

240 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
Buffalo & Bergen’s “Matzo Baller” soup is available in to-go quarts.
Gina Chersevani/Buffalo & Bergen

The New York-style deli’s “Matzo Baller” soup with lemongrass chicken stock features balls made with duck fat. Order online for contact-free takeout Wednesday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., from its Capitol Hill location (Union Market is currently closed).

240 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

11. ABC Pony

2 I St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Holiday meats at ABC Pony.
ABC Pony/official photo

Erik Bruner-Yang’s new Asian-Italian pasta shop in Navy Yard preps a holiday dinner for two to three ($50). Choose from roasted leg of lamb or slow-cooked beef brisket, along with potato gratin, sautéed green beans, and gravy. Just reheat and serve. Available for pickup on Saturday, April 11, from noon to 9 p.m.

2 I St SE
Washington, DC 20003

12. Shilling Canning Company

360 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Navy Yard’s Mid-Atlantic eatery makes a whole roasted chicken dinner for four, including matzo ball soup with chicken and root vegetables, potato puree, spring greens salad, and kosher, gluten-free poached pear cheesecake for $80. Available Wednesday, April 8, to Thursday, April 16. The restaurant will deliver outside of its normal range (into Maryland and Northern Virginia) on Wednesday afternoon only. Carryout orders can be picked up any time.

360 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003

13. Celebrity Delly

7263A Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042

The Falls Church deli is taking online orders for pints and quarts of its famed matzo ball soup. The menu also includes potato latkes served with apple sauce or sour cream. Online orders are 20 percent off during these trying times.

7263A Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22042

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