Where to Source Ingredients for an Unforgettable Seder

No need to go far to set your seder table.


Whether you’re looking for some items to round out your home-cooked Passover seder or are on the hunt for a special hostess gift, Long Island has no shortage of places to get the perfect item. From macaroons to matzo ball soup, here’s where to source ingredients for an unforgettable seder.

Gefilte Fish

Artisanal and gefilte fish might seem like contradictory terms, but Brooklyn-based Gefilteria has bridged that very gap. Their gluten free, non-GMO, sustainably sourced product comes fully cooked and blast frozen, so it just needs to be thawed before serving. It is available in select shops in the city or for delivery to Long Island via Farmigo.


Sure, you can buy a jar of horseradish at any supermarket. But why not try making it yourself this year? Check out our horseradish recipe and tips.

Matzo Ball Soup

With locations in Carle Place, Scarsdale, and Woodbury, Ben’s Delicatessen is a Long Island go-to for Jewish comfort food year-round, including stellar matzo ball soup. Woodro Kosher Restaurant in Hewlett is another local favorite, and can also be one stop shopping for the holiday if you want to do take-out.

Kosher Meat (and all the trimmings)

Whether brisket or turkey is the traditional main dish of choice at your seder, Kosher Food Emporium in Plainview has you covered for kosher meat. They also supply prepared foods like chopped liver, charoset, and kugel to round out your seder.


Walls’ Bake Shop has been a Hewlett institution for 60 years, and as a kosher bakery Passover is their time to truly strut their stuff. They have decadent macaroons as well as numerous other flourless desserts to choose from. Order ahead to make sure they have what you want.




Katherine Martinelli is a food, travel, and lifestyle journalist who contributes to publications such as The Atlantic, AFAR, Time Out New York, the Village Voice, CityLab, and more. Born and raised in Manhattan, she now lives in Mineola with her husband and son.