LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — For the third year in a row, matzah pizzas will be offered at Fresh Brothers locations during the week of Passover.
Passover, which is also referred to as Pesach, is the Jewish holiday where observing families gather for a feast called a Seder. The holiday begins at sundown Friday.
The meal includes six symbolic foods, including matzah, bitter herbs, a hard-boiled egg, parsley dipped in saltwater, a roasted lamb shankbone and a sweet mixture called charoset, to commemorate the time between the exodus from Egypt and the parting of the Red Sea, which took place over 3,000 years ago.
Those who observe Passover are not supposed to eat any form of leavened food during the holiday period.
Debbie and Adam Goldberg, founders of Fresh Brothers, explained they understand that observing the holiday can be an isolating time due to the dietary restrictions.
“When you keep Passover, it’s difficult to eat out,” added Adam Goldberg. “We are giving people a place to go and eat out during a time when Jewish people normally don’t.”
The restaurant created a way to incorporate matzah, a cracker-like unleavened bread that symbolizes the Exodus from ancient Egypt when there was not enough time to let the bread rise, into their menu selection.
“Observers of Passover now have the opportunity to follow their dietary restrictions with the matzah while satisfying their pizza cravings,” added Debbie Goldberg.
Customers will have 29 toppings to choose from when creating their matzah pizza. Gluten free and vegan matzah will also be made available.
Fresh Brother locations will offer matzah pizzas until April 11.