The End of an Era: Streit’s Matzo Factory To Leave the Lower East Side

Fresh baked matzah from Streit's factory; Photo by ©Liz Rueven, www.kosherlikeme.com.

Fresh baked matzah from Streit’s factory;
Photo by ©Liz Rueven, www.kosherlikeme.com

After nearly 100 years, Streit’s Matzo Factory on the Lower East Side will be moving out. It’s especially sad to me because I give Jewish Food Tours in this neighborhood, and one of the highlights is stopping by the factory and store to get a taste of freshly baked matzah, still warm from the oven. It’s also a loss since it is one of the few remaining family owned businesses still standing in lower Manhattan, going back to the turn of the 19th century. (Hopefully Yonah Schimmel’s, Katz’s Deli, and Russ & Daughters will hang in there!) They will remain open until the end of this month, and move to their warehouse in New Jersey. Eventually they will reopen in a new location, to be announced!

Check out this article on npr to learn more.

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Making Matzah at the Factory

 

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