Food treasures in New York City

Matzo Making

Streit's factory on Rivington Street

Streit’s factory on Rivington Street

For anyone who went to a Jewish day school, like I did, there’s probably a warm memory of visiting a matzo factory around Passover time. Some years, we would go to see matzo made by hand in Williamsburg. But other years we went to the Streit’s factory on the lower east side. Aron Streit opened his first matzo factory in 1916. In 1925 he moved the business to where it stands now on Rivington Street. Today, Aron’s granddaughters and great-grandsons run the company.¬† Streit’s is the only family-owned and operated matzo factory in America

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Prior to Passover, the store and factory are open Monday-Friday. You can watch part of the matzo making process any time you visit. But, if you’d like to see the full process, then call ahead (212/475-7000) and arrange for a free tour. You can have a tour whether you’re one person or a group.

Streit's sells other products too

Streit’s sells other products too

There’s also a retail store at the factory location. At this time of year Streit’s offers a wide range of Kosher for Passover products including soups, sauces, candies, condiments and even potato chips. But they aren’t a Passover-only company. They sell many other products year round, both in their own store and in retailers around the country.

March 13, 2013 Posted by | Food, stores | , , | 2 Comments