Sunset on Friday, September 15, marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, a celebration of the Jewish New Year that ends at sundown on Sunday, September 17. Yom Kippur follows it on Sunday, September 24 and Monday, September 25. Together, they make up the Jewish High Holidays. Rosh Hashanah is celebrated with gatherings of friends and family centered around symbolic foods that include apples, pomegranates, dried fruits, and honey. The menu consists of some of the best dishes on Jewish holidays year-round, such as challah, braised brisket, and matzo ball soup.
While Yom Kippur is a fasting holiday, the meal before the fast begins and the breakfast meal at its end are very important. Whether searching for a holiday feast or picking up items to build a breakfast spread, here are the Dallas spots offering special Jewish High Holiday meals and treats this year.
A solid option for a breakfast spread, the kosher Benny’s Bagels offers freshly baked challah, kosher desserts, spreads, salads, and plenty of bagels.
Cindi’s NY Deli
The Rosh Hashanah menu for Cindi’s NY Deli is out, and the staff requests orders in by Thursday, September 12. It features plain and raisin challah in the traditional round shape, plus brisket, chicken soup, matzo balls, chopped liver, lox, roast turkey, honey cake, sweet noodle kugel, rugelach, and more traditional favorites.
At Deli News Frisco, the Rosh Hashanah menu features whitefish salad, matzo ball soup, latkes, potato knish, round challah bread, chopped liver, beef brisket, and more familiar favorites. Plenty to choose from for a Rosh Hashanah dinner to a breakfast spread.
Empire Baking Co.
This family-owned bakery offers a special holiday menu with pre-orders starting September 5. The menu at Empire Baking Co. includes indulgent chocolate and raspberry rugelach, traditional round challah with and without raisins, honey apple cake, bagels, Nutella babka, honey apple streusel muffins and more.
Market Local Comfort Cafe
This North Dallas kosher parve restaurant has a High Holiday catering menu packed with a whopping 11 varieties of challah, plus soups, sides, main fish dishes, dips, and salads, plus sweet and savory stuffed challah, babka, and other desserts. The deadline to order from Market Local Comfort Cafe is September 10, and orders will be available for pickup on September 15. To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “High Holiday Order” in the subject line.
To order a top-notch breakfast spread, check out Starship Bagel. The New York-style bagel shop will offer catering options on freshly baked bagels, lox, schmear, and platters for delivery or pickup Downtown or at the original Lewisville location.
TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill
Each year, TJ’s Seafood Market offers smoked salmon, house-made tuna salad and more that would be ideal for your breakfast feast. For those who want to add a symbolic fish head to their Rosh Hashanah, TJ’s can oblige. Contact the restaurant to order.