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America’s Best Matzo Ball Soups


Factor's Famous Deli Matzo Ball Soup
Factor’s Famous Deli

Everyone loves matzo ball soup! Warm and comforting, it’s the cure for what ails you, and it’s also the classic appetizer served during Passover seders. Whether you’re celebrating Passover or not, America’s most iconic matzo ball soup is shipping straight from tis most beloved Jewish delis to your doorstep!

2nd Ave Deli Matzoh Ball Soup

2nd Ave Deli

New York City

One of America’s most renowned and beloved Jewish delis, the 2nd Ave Deli has been a New York icon since its founding by Abe Lebewohl as a tiny 10-seat East Village lunch counter in 1954. Their matzo ball soup is the real deal! Heat up the rich chicken consomme, drop in the handmade matzoh balls, noodles, and carrots, grab a spoon, and dig into a big bowl of the soup that’s been comforting New Yorkers for decades.

Liebman’s Deli’s Matzah Ball Soup

Liebman’s Kosher Deli

The Bronx, NY

When Joseph Liebman opened Liebman’s Kosher Deli in 1953, there were over 100 Jewish delis in the Bronx. Today, Liebman’s is the only one standing. Stepping into Liebman’s is a time warp, and their classic matzo ball soup recipe hasn’t changed since day one.

Russ & Daughters Matzo Ball Soup

Russ & Daughters

New York City

A fourth-generation-owned landmark going strong on NYC’s Lower East Side since it was founded by Eastern European immigrant Joel Russ in 1914, Russ & Daughters is the city’s most legendary place for “appetizing” like lox, whitefish, and other bagel toppings. It also makes an absolutely killer matzo ball soup, made according to a traditional recipe that includes chicken broth made from scratch, vegetables, and handmade matzo balls.

Pastrami Queen Matzo Ball Soup

Pastrami Queen

New York City

Originally named Pastrami King when it was founded in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 1956, this quintessential New York deli eventually relocated to Queens (hence the name change), then Manhattan’s Upper East Side and Upper West Side. No matter the location, Pastrami Queen has remained a beloved NYC deli, and even Anthony Bourdain was a regular. Their matzo ball soup starts with a chicken broth made with whole kosher chickens, and the recipe is as classic as it gets.

Barney Greengrass Matzo Ball Soup

Barney Greengrass

New York City

When Barney Greengrass first opened his smoked fish (“appetizing”) store in Harlem in 1908, his mission was simple: to create a “food store for those who demand the best.” He definitely fulfilled that mission, and Barney Greengrass was named a James Beard American Classic in 2006. Everything about their matzo ball soup is homemade and old-school, and one taste will prove it.

Kenny & Ziggy’s Matzo Ball Soup

Kenny & Ziggy’s Deli


Founded by third-generation New York deli man Ziggy Gruber, Houston’s Kenny & Ziggy’s is an authentic Jewish deli smack dab in the middle of Texas. Their matzo ball soup is loaded with chicken, carrots, celery, and oversized matzo balls, and it’s made from scratch with plenty of TLC and generations of Jewish tradition. 

Sarge’s Deli Matzo Ball Soup

Sarge’s Deli

New York City

This iconic New York Jewish deli has been the promised land of pastrami since Abe “Sarge” Katz, a retired NYPD cop, opened its doors in 1964. Their famous matzo ball soup starts with a rich homemade chicken consomme, and the matzo balls are fluffy and scratchmade. 

Factor's Famous Deli Matzo Ball Soup

Factor’s Famous Deli

Los Angeles

Opened in Los Angeles in 1948, Factor’s Famous Deli is famous for its legendary oversized portions of classic Jewish deli specialties. Their matzo ball soup is made fresh daily and simmered for hours, and is just like grandma used to make.

Lido Kosher Deli Matzo Ball Soup

Lido Kosher Deli

Long Beach, NY

Founded nearly 40 years ago on Long Island by Wally Goetz, Lido Kosher Deli is famous for using old family recipes from Wally’s grandfather, Hugo, who supplied kosher house-cured deli meats to hundreds of kosher delis and shops in the Tri-State Area for decades. Their matzo ball soup is also an old family recipe, with long-simmered chicken soup and matzo balls made with real schmaltz.

Junior’s Matzo Ball Soup


Brooklyn, NY

Founded by Harry Rosen in 1950, Junior’s is a world-renowned Brooklyn landmark and one of New York’s best Jewish delis. Their signature matzo ball soup begins with a good chicken stock. From there, handmade, fluffy matzo balls are simmered in the rich chicken stock with carrots and egg noodles.

There’s no need to make your own matzo balls! All of these plus plenty more of America’s most legendary matzo ball soups are shipping nationwide!

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