Due to the national social distancing protocol, our Passover table will be less crowded this year. While we won’t be celebrating with friends or extended family, we can still show them that we care. Even in the age of delivery, it’s still a thrill to receive a package on one’s doorstep (that’s not the back-ordered toilet paper we paid for three weeks ago). From sea salt caramel matzah bark to an essential bottle of kosher wine, pay for flat-rate shipping and pack your box with these seven vegan Passover foods.
1. Kosher vegan wine (or grape juice)|
Wine is one of the few traditional Passover foods that is inherently vegan-friendly (as long as you opt for vegan wine). If you’re unsure if your go-to wine is kosher, check out the vegan collection of kosherwine.com. To double-check that a kosher wine is vegan, run the brand through barnivore.com. Be sure to use plenty of bubble wrap!
2. Homemade Charoset
These sticky date-and-walnut rolls travel exceptionally well. Infused with red wine and coated with a sweet dusting of powdered sugar, they’re highly addictive and a welcome surprise in any care package.
3. Jar of horseradish
Horseradish is often used to represent the bitter herbs of the seder. While it packs a punch, many enjoy it thinly spread onto plain matzah.
4. Homemade Salted Carmel Matzah Bark
This recipe by The Colorful Kitchen goes way beyond the basic matzah dipped in chocolate. Crispy matzah is coated with a creamy date-based caramel then doused in decadent vegan chocolate, topped with flaky sea salt and crunchy cacao nibs. You’ll want to make a batch for yourself.
5. Kosher vegan pancake mix
When we’re self-isolating at home, every morning feels like Sunday morning (aka pancake time). Cherrybrook Kitchen’s vegan, gluten-free, and certified kosher mix is the perfect “thinking of you” addition to your Passover care package. Bonus: all you need is plant milk and vegetable oil to prepare these pancakes—no hard-to-find egg substitutes required.
6. Fruit and nut mix
Whether it’s store-bought or your own concoction of dried fruit and nuts packed into a mason jar, this combo is a must for any Passover celebration. Get a little fancy with it and incorporate pistachios, dried cherries, dried apricots, and walnuts. We can snack on raisins and almonds any old day.
7. Beet chips
In lieu of bone marrow, beets are often used during the seder. A bag of Rhythm beet chips will travel well and will likely be more appreciated than a raw beet shipped through the mail.
Tanya Flink is a Digital Editor at VegNews as well as a writer and runner living in Orange County, CA.
Photo credit: The Colorful Kitchen