Jewish Comfort Foods You Should Learn to Cook While in Quarantine

You’re stuck at home with plenty of time on your hands, so what better to do than learn to cook your favorite foods at home? Everybody has a certain food that brings comfort – and you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy kosher foods. From fluffy loaves of Challah to delicious Potato Latkes and hearty Matzo Ball Soup, here are the traditional Jewish dishes that everyone should learn to recreate at home in quarantine.

Matzo Ball Soup

Forever a classic, this soup is just what you need to feel like you’re on top of the world. It’s known for its fluffy, dumpling-like balls in a delicious chicken or vegetable broth. Full of vegetables, tender chicken and melt-in-your-mouth matzo balls, this soup is the cure-all to any sickness!


Challah is a traditional Jewish bread that’s usually braided and eaten on occasions such as Shabbat and other major holidays. It’s known for its fluffy, butter interior and it’s beautiful golden braided exterior. Challah is typically at the center of traditional celebrations – and it’s definitely worth giving baking this delicious bread a try.


Latkes are infamous by being loved by everyone alike – young and old. Latkes are a traditional Jewish potato pancake, made with grated potatoes, onions, eggs and matzo meal or flour: all fried in oil, which is considered by Jews to be the most important part of the dish. Try making a few latkes and see for yourself what you’re missing out on, and don’t forget the applesauce!


Shakshuka is a breakfast dish traditionally served in a cast iron pan. It contains poached eggs in a tomato sauce with chili, onions, cumin, herbs and feta cheese. Shakshuka is traditionally served with bread, and makes the perfect dish for a weekend brunch. Some people even have created versions of this dish using green tomatoes – the possibilities are endless!


This traditional dish is a casserole baked with noodles or potatoes. Kugel is served as part of festive meals in Jewish homes. Usually, it’s eaten on the Shabbat and other holidays. While potato or noodle kugel dishes are usually served, matzo kugel is a popular alternative. This is one dish that will warm you right up!


Originally from Eastern Europe, babka is a sweet bread made from a dough that is laced with cinnamon or chocolate throughout to create a marbled effect. The name stems from the Polish word for grandma, “babcia”. Babka is the perfect dessert to learn to bake – not only is it beautiful, it’s absolutely delicious.

Get Cooking!

Whether you’re an amateur cook or an expert in the kitchen, there’s no better time to learn to cook new staple dishes than now. Holy Schnitzel is here for you during these difficult times. We are taking measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our customers through online delivery. Order Holy Schnitzel online for some incredible kosher food – you won’t regret it!

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