By Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound
What’s better than getting your lunch at one of the many food trucks around town on any given day? Getting your lunch at a food truck during Passover that’s actually kosher for Passover! Armed with an Ignition grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and in partnership with chef Jonny Silverberg’s Napkin Friends rolling restaurant, Hillel at the University of Washington and its Jconnect program will bring a kosher-for-Passover menu of items to multiple areas throughout the region during the week of April 6–10.
Expected stops include South Lake Union, Capitol Hill, downtown Seattle, in Bellevue, and on the UW campus.
Napkin Friends’ regular menu features sandwiches made using pressed potato latkes instead of bread—wrong holiday, but perfect for this one. Sandwiches will include one with charoset, roasted root vegetables and spinach, and another with braised brisket and spiced tomato jam. The menu will also include matzoh ball soup and kugel.
The truck will be cleaned and kashered prior to Passover, and supervised by Hillel staff. It will not be supervised by the Va’ad HaRabanim of Greater Seattle. Hillel’s traditional Passover lunches will take place this year Wednesday and Thursday, April 8 and 9 at 4745 17th Ave. NE, Seattle.