As the Jewish High Holidays approach, families all over reminisce about the legends of bubbes spending endless hours in the kitchen, preparing traditional festive meals. While the art of home-cooked meals is sacred, modern life in Chicago, blended with the pandemic-era trend of takeout, offers a fresh take on how we celebrate these special occasions. For those who appreciate a mix of tradition and convenience, Chicago has a plethora of restaurants, delis, and bakeries offering delectable High Holiday specials. And what’s better than complementing that perfect meal with a reliable car service to ensure you get your takeout fresh and on time?
Here’s a curated list of spots in the Windy City to enjoy sumptuous holiday meals and desserts, all the while keeping convenience at the forefront:
1. Aba in Fulton Market: A delightful twist of Mediterranean flavors on High Holiday favorites. From za’atar roasted chicken to sticky date cake, their takeout options are nothing short of exquisite. Booking through Tock is recommended.
2. Beatrix (Multiple Locations): Dive deep into classics with their Rosh Hashanah meal featuring burnt honey chicken, potato pancakes, and more. Order via Tock to experience a festival of flavors.
3. The Goddess and Grocer: Chef Debbie Sharpe offers a diverse menu ranging from family-sized portions to Yom Kippur platters. Explore the menu online and place your orders promptly.
4. Helfeld’s Deli: This new-generation Jewish deli offers delicious a la carte options and catering trays. Reach out to them directly via phone or email.
5. Lure Fishbar: With a special dine-in menu featuring oven-roasted chicken, latkes, and more, this New York import ensures a memorable High Holiday dining experience.
6. Masa Madre: A unique opportunity for enthusiasts to join virtual challah-making classes. Engage in an immersive learning experience from the comfort of your home.
7. Max and Benny’s: The renowned Northbrook deli is all set to serve both dine-in and takeout for the holidays. Explore their catering menu and order online.
8. Prairie Grass Cafe: Savor holiday brisket dinners specially curated by James Beard Award winner chef Sarah Stegner. A simple call can secure your flavorful holiday meal.
9. Sam & Gertie’s: Chicago’s only vegan Jewish deli is set to delight with Ashkenazi-style offerings post their summer hiatus. However, remember, they’re open only on weekends.
Now, with your meal sorted, consider booking a reliable car service to ensure your takeout arrives home in pristine condition or to transport you and your family to these exquisite dining locations. Employing a car service not only adds a layer of convenience but also ensures that you can focus on the celebrations while letting someone else handle the logistics.
Whether you’re indulging in a traditional festive meal or opting for a modern twist, this Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, let Chicago’s culinary wonders and efficient car services elevate your holiday experience. L’shanah Tovah!