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A white bowl with two large matzo balls, shredded chicken, chunks of orange carrots, and pieces of celery in a clear, golden-hued broth.
In Phoenix, Chompie’s is serving chicken matzo ball soup as part of its multi-course Rosh Hashanah dinner.

Where to Find Rosh Hashanah Dinners in the Phoenix Area, 2022

Sweet dates, fresh kosher meats, and multi-course restaurant meals

Rosh Hashanah, the two-day Jewish celebration of the new year, falls September 25 through 27. The table is laid with plenty of sweets like apples bathed in sweet, sticky honey; dates; and honey spice cakes. On the more savory side of things, spiral-shaped challah bread and couscous with vegetables, alongside standards like brisket and matzo balls fill out the rest of the table.

Whether you are preparing food at home, taking out, or dining at a restaurant, the Phoenix area is dotted with choices. From fresh, kosher meats to cook at home to multi-course dining experiences at restaurants, here are the spots that are helping put the finest Rosh Hashanah food on Arizona’s tables. (Some locations may have special holiday hours.)

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The Borenstein family left Queens and opened this New York-style deli in 1979, unleashing top-quality bagels, knishes, potato pancakes, deli sandwiches, matzo ball soup, and more in Phoenix. On Sunday, September 25 and Monday, September 26, the Chompie’s locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Glendale throw open their doors for a special Rosh Hashanah dinner, each with two seatings ( 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.). The multi-course menu includes options like house-made chopped liver, gefilte fish with beet horseradish, matzo balls or beef barley soup, roast turkey or chicken filled with challah stuffing, brisket, latkes, and tzimmes. Reservations are recommended.

If take-out seems right for this holiday, those locations are offering the same menu plus a full line-up of a la carte options. (3212 East Cactus Road, Phoenix; (602) 710-2910)

Miracle Mile Deli

At one of Phoenix’s most indispensable classic restaurants, Brooklyn native Jack Grodzinsky has been piling sandwiches high with deli favorites like pastrami and corned beef since 1949. On September 26 and 27, his New York-style deli will dish a special Rosh Hashanah plate with brisket, potato pancakes with applesauce and sour cream, and a cup of matzo ball soup for $17. That special joins other daily specials this month like baked cod with puffy cheese and lemon, Hungarian stuffed cabbage, corned beef and cabbage, and meatloaf. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (4433 North 16th Street, Phoenix; (602) 776-0992)

Imperial Market and Deli

The high holiday take-out menu covers all the bases at this large, old-school Jewish market. Place orders through email (, fax, or in person by Monday, September 19. Glatt kosher; under the Vaad of Phoenix. Open Sunday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays; and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Fridays. Closed Saturdays. (737 East Glendale Avenue, Phoenix; (602)285-6999)

101 Kosher Meat, Fish, and Deli

For the finest raw meats to cook at home, 101 Kosher is Phoenix’s spot, with all meat designated as Bet Yosef, Glatt kosher, Star K, CHK. Under kosher supervision of the Greater Phoenix Vaad HaKashruth. Open Sunday through Thursday from 9a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Friday from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. (8357 North 7th Street, Phoenix; (602)-326-2074)

Palm and Pantry

As the “first fruit” of the New Year, symbolizing all the sweetness to come, dates hold a prime spot on tables during the high holidays. In Scottsdale, Sphinx Date Co. Palm and Pantry has a solid array of hand-sorted Medjool dates. At times, the date selection also includes less common varieties like Barhi, honey dates, Maresco, Black Sphinx, Khadrawy, or Maktoom. If a sweet tooth hits while you’re shopping, grab a date milkshake before you hit the road. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sundays. (3039 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.941.2261)

NY Bagels ‘n Bialys

While NY Bagel and Bialys hangs its hat on boiled bagels and bialys that fly out fresh from its kosher kitchen run by third generation bakers, the catering arm of the operation will knock out the brisket or chicken (available year-round) for a home Rosh Hashanah celebration. A brisket dinner or a half chicken dinner for eight with potato latkes, veggies, and a challah knot runs $199.99. Multiple locations in Scottsdale open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (La Mirada Plaza, 8876 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale; (480) 590-7200)

Goldman’s Deli

In Scottsdale, Goldman’s Deli has Rosh Hashanah classics available by the pound and quart. Brisket, chicken, chicken, liver, egg salad, tzimmes, noodle kugel, kreplach, sweet honey cake, and more are all on offer. Open during Rosh Hashanah on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Monday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (6929 North Hayden Road, Suite C2, Scottsdale; (480) 367-9477)

Miracle Mile Deli

4433 North 16th Street, , AZ 85016 (602) 776-0992 Visit Website