Best Matzo Ball Soup in New York City


Happy Passover! Matzo Ball soup is delicious anytime of year (especially when you have a cold or when it’s snowing out), but every year during the week of Passover you just can’t get enough, obvi. Below are some the best places to get matzo ball soup in New York City:

  1. Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop (Flatiron): This matzo ball is unlike any I’ve had as it tastes very thick and as if it’s made with wheat matzo meal. Noodles and veggies accompany the soup. It’s probably my favorite.
  2. Second Avenue Deli (Murray Hill):  Standard matzo ball soup and known as Gail Simmon’s favorite. It comes with carrots and you can order with or without noodles. The challah bread slices that accompany your soup are an extra treat (1st pic).
  3. Carnegie Deli (Midtown West): Be prepared for a huge bowl of warm goodness. This deli does not skimp on portions and the balls are huge.
  4. Katz’s Deli (Lower East Side): Get some famous pastrami while you’re at it.
  5. Kutsher’s (TriBeCa): This soup comes with egg noodles, carrots, celery chives and dill.
  6. Mile End Deli (Brooklyn and NoHo): Chicken Soup & Matzo Ball.
  7. Jack’s Wife Freda (SoHo): This is the most unique matzo ball soup as it’s floating in a green broth. The matzo ball is very dense (2nd pic). If you like light and fluffy balls better, go for Second Avenue Deli’s.