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Happy New Year!

No, we’re not confused; it’s nearly Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and while religious we’re not, we’re always on board with delicious culinary traditions. Here, our three favorite ways to celebrate alongside our Jewish friends:

Hosting guests? Just call ahead and the culinary pioneers (and fish-slicing experts) at Di Bruno Bros. will pack you up a smorgasboard of European-style lox, cut lengthwise into translucent ribbons of gleaming smoked fish accompanied by fresh vegetables, cheese and bagels. Complement the feast with home-made applesauce or a loaf of braided Challah, and you’re all set to say goodbye to 5775 in style.

If you prefer to dine out, London Grill has an affordable three-course prix fixe in the works: Matzo Ball Soup and Braised Brisket, plus Sweet Noodle Kugel and Chocolate Babka, among other traditional fare. For just $40 per person, and $20 for children, it’s a home-cooked meal the whole family can enjoy.

Holidays can be especially tough for those with restricted diets; lucky for Philadelphians, there’s Miss Rachel’s Pantry, serving vegan, kosher holiday fare. At the market, diners can pick up knishes, braided Challah and jars of pre-batched Matzo Ball Soup; their Meals at Home program will also include festive fare, such as Caramelized Onion-Apple-Rosemary Noodle Kugel.

To which we say: happy new year, indeed!

In This ProTip:
Di Bruno Bros.
(five locations across greater Philadelphia)
London Grill (2301-03 Fairmount Avenue, 215-978-4545)
Miss Rachel’s Pantry (1732 West Passyunk Avenue, 215-798-0053)

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