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When it comes to keeping kosher for Passover, there aren’t a lot of options. Flour and wheat of any kind is forbidden, so if you want something sweet for dessert you have to start being a little creative. What you may not know, however, is that there are several spots all over town that take that work out of your hands and offer plenty of delicious desserts that are perfectly kosher for Passover. Whether you’re on a strict kosher diet, or you just keep kosher during the Passover holiday, these restaurants will have what you need. Check out these great Jewish spots in Denver and plan your Passover meals in advance.

East Side Kosher Deli
499 S. Elm St
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 322-9862

When it comes to kosher in Denver, the East Side Kosher Deli is at the top of the list. It’s been open more than 23 years, serving the entire Jewish population lots of delicious kosher foods for any time of the year. In addition to the full service restaurant, there is a large grocery store, packed with lots of different Jewish foods and other kosher items. During Passover, this is the best place in town to find lots of yummy Passover-friendly treats, including freshly made items from the bakery. From honey cakes to candies, cookies and everything you could possibly want, the East Side Kosher Deli is the best place in town to find it.

The Bagel Deli and Restaurant
6439 E. Hampden Ave
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 756-6667

The Bagel Deli and Restaurant has been the center for kosher-style food in Denver for decades. In fact, it’s so popular The Food Network featured it during an episode of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” While the Bagel Deli isn’t completely kosher, it is kosher style, and you can still find a lot of delicious treats on the Passover menu. From sweet blintzes to brownies, cookies, cheesecakes and even a totally flourless chocolate torte, this deli offers it all. You can dine in the comfortable dining area, or visit the small, attached grocery area to purchase your items to take home. Just one trip to this neighborhood favorite and you’ll be going back again and again, until every server there can greet you by name.

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Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
799 S. University Blvd
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 777-0808

Ice cream may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to Jewish cuisine, however it is totally safe for Passover, and Bonnie Brae Ice Cream is also certified kosher. So why not visit this Denver institution to load up on some yummy ice cream like coffee, honey almond, pistachio or one of the other many flavors, all made in-house. There is a reason Bonnie Brae Ice Cream has been among the best ice cream in Colorado again and again. So get out of the usual store-bought Passover food rut and bring home some of this truly delicious, and kosher, ice cream instead.

New York Deli News
7105 E. Hampden Ave
Denver, CO 80224
(303) 759-4741

Another popular Jewish-style deli in Denver, the New York Deli News is always a fun place to go for a huge sandwich and some classic dill pickles. You can also stop by the front deli case to bring your favorite treats home with you, and when Passover time hits, you can find some flourless treats that will be perfect for any sweet tooth. Stop by and enjoy a leisurely meal and a tasty dessert in the spacious dining area or get some blintzes, tarts or cakes to bring home. Once you do, everyone at home will be thrilled that you took the time to visit this Denver restaurant.

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Zaidy’s Deli
121 Adams St
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 333-5336

Zaidy’s Deli is one of the hottest spots in Cherry Creek any time of the year. The popular restaurant offers full service, as well as catering and take-out of any of its homemade specialties. When Passover hits, Zaidy’s rolls out the special menu and you can order ahead for lots of kosher treats. You simply have to try the apple cake and the mandel bread if you are going to order anything for Passover form Zaidy’s, and you can even bring home some gooey brownies, all totally kosher for Passover. If you aren’t sure what you’ll like, take some time to visit and enjoy a meal in the restaurant to sample a few items before you fill out your order forms. The staff here will happily help you find some yummy treats to bring home to your family.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at