Rosh Hashanah Menu Ideas

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah Menu Ideas

Rosh Hashanah celebrates both the New Year and a birthday – humankind’s. The holiday is at once solemn and festive: joy comes not only from trust in God’s compassion but also the anticipation of renewal and fresh starts.  The table is transformed into an altar to supplicate God, partaking of symbolic foods.  Honeyed and sugared treats for a sweet year; round foods for a fulfilled year, unbroken by tragedy; foods that grow in profusion at this season and those eaten in abundance, like rice, signifying hopes for fecundity, prosperity, and a wealth of merits. 

Here are some menu ideas to help you set your Rosh Hashanah table.


Round Challah Bread

Chicken Vegetable Soup

Chicken With Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo Balls

Gefilte Fish

Salmon Gefilte Fish

Chopped Liver


Slow-Roasted Beef Brisket With Wine-Braised Vegetables

Short Ribs With Red Wine And Shallots

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast With Marsala Mushroom Sauce

Cornish Hens With Citrus And Herbs

Poached Chicken Breast With Dried Fruit And Root Vegetables


Classic Potato Kugel

Sweet Potato Souffle

Noodle Kugel With Cranberries

Spinach Souffle

Kasha Varnishkes

Mushroom Barley

Wild Rice With Cranberries And Mandarin Oranges

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Potato Latkes With Apple Sauce

Green Beans Amandine

Sugar Snap Peas With Roasted Shallots

Roasted Vegetables

Vegetable Tzimmes

Desserts (Parve)

Honey Cake (Traditional, Cranberry Or Apple Sauce)

Babka (Chocolate Or Cinnamon)

Chocolate Cake

Mini Pastries And Tartlets



Rainbow Cookies

Black & White Cookies

Fresh Fruit Platter

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