Passover Pops Up at The Spicy Peach
PassoverStocking Up for the Festival

Passover Pops Up at The Spicy Peach

The specialty Toco Hills retailer is overflowing with kosher items for the holiday.

Leah R. Harrison

Leah Harrison is a reporter and copy editor for the Atlanta Jewish Times.

The Spicy Peach co-owner Jodi Wittenberg helps a customer on a crowded Sunday before Passover. (Photo by Leah R. Harrison)
The Spicy Peach co-owner Jodi Wittenberg helps a customer on a crowded Sunday before Passover. (Photo by Leah R. Harrison)

Flowers aren’t the only things blooming this spring. Showing what can be accomplished with creativity, innovation and hard work, the owners of kosher specialty retailer The Spicy Peach have opened a Passover pop-up store in the space recently vacated by Alexander’s of Atlanta jewelers next to their Toco Hill Shopping Center location at 2887 N. Druid Hills Road.

The Spicy Peach owners realize that preparation for Passover seders and the eight-day celebration can be exhausting. “It doesn’t need to be like that,” co-owner Tzippy Teller said. “We have great stuff to make things easy.”

To prevent Passover breakdown and help remember “it’s freedom for all,” including those slaving in the kitchen, you can take steps to lessen the workload so the entire family can enjoy the holiday, she said.

Fancy plastic dishes can free you from the bondage of extra dishes at Passover. (Photo by Leah R. Harrison)

Arriving just in time to provide helpful and innovative items for the product-intense holiday, the Passover pop-up offers “gorgeous paper goods and plastic ware,” co-owner Jodi Wittenberg said, as well as a vast selection of foil pans and a thoughtful array of dry goods.

Items sure to please Passover palates include imitation soy, teriyaki and Worcestershire sauces, as well as imitation mustard and the ever-popular date syrup, which Wittenberg suggested as an addition to charoset.

At $4.89 for 4.2 ounces, Pereg spices, including basic, BBQ, Zahtar, Shawarma and Red Sea Salt, will add interest to entrees during Passover and year-round. Joburg Kosher Biltong, or South African-style beef jerky, and gourmet salami are proving popular.

Gluten-free truffle mousse cake from Israel is a Passover favorite. (Photo by Leah R. Harrison)

Also featured are “great sweets and lovely new desserts,” include mousse cakes from Israel, French macarons and tempting products from Yum Tov. Available frozen in four varieties, the gluten-free, kosher-for-Passover, L’Mehadrin parve mousse cakes are customer favorites.

“They’re really delicious,” Wittenberg said. “People have been calling us about them since December.”

Gourmet French and domestic cheeses round out the store’s selection, she said.

While offering their usual formidable array of mainstay Passover products to their clientele, Toco Hill anchors Publix and Kroger seem to have left the innovation and international flair to their smaller, friendly competitor.

Although the space next door is “just a shell of a store,” Wittenberg said it was perfect timing that it came available before Passover. The Spicy Peach hopes to expand after the holiday.

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