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Sources needed for "Passover" (i.e., not necessarily kosher) catered/take-out foods for seder for 10. Many thanks in advance for last minute assistance.

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  1. There is a new kosher/Israeli store in Woodcroft called Sabra. I haven't been there but that's where I'm going to look for something to bring to the in-law's seder. It's actually across the street from Woodcroft shopping center, on 751, same shopping strip as City Beverage and Randy's Pizza. Here is an N&O story that lists some of Sabra's holiday offerings: http://www.newsobserver.com/105/story... .

    I would also probably check out Whole Foods and Weaver Street. I know Weaver St has holiday-appropriate baked goods, don't know about prepared foods.

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    1. re: dubedo

      Sabra's great for buying kosher meat (mostly frozen) or Israeli products, but it doesn't have any prepared foods. I think your best bet is to go to Whole Foods for prepared foods, as long as you're happy with kosher style -- their chopped liver, which they should have for Pesach, is supposed to be phenomenal.

      1. re: Tarz

        Tarz, thanks for the tip on Whole Foods. I just tried it out. It was a very good version. They use chicken livers (which I prefer over beef) and they mix in a healthy amount of egg and onion. The texture is fairly creamy, and I was raised on a firmer, "crumbly" texture, but the taste was still quite nice. My SO and I both thought it was the best we have had in NC. I don't know how long they'll keep it past Passover, so get it while you can!

        1. re: klmonline

          Although the "Passover" Stuffed Chicken Breast at the Raleigh WF listed wheat and soy as ingredients. Maybe the wheat came from matzah meal, but soy?

          Still, for the OP's requirements I'd still say WF is most likely the best bet in the Triangle.

          1. re: rockycat

            Thanks to all! Purchased items at Sabra and WF. Special thanks for the heads-up about the chopped liver. Chag sameach to all.

          2. re: klmonline

            I am spoiled on the choped liver front. My wife makes the 2nd avenue deli recipe every year. It uses both chicken and beef liver, she even renders her own schmatlze {chicken fat}. Never had Whole Foods but hers is a very good version.

            1. re: chazzer

              For the record, A Southern Season always has freshly made chopped liver in the deli section near the olive-tapinade-hummus containers. Theirs is creamier than the Whole Foods' version, and quite reminds me of my great aunts' annual productions at Passover.