TooJay’s began with a single location on the island of Palm Beach in 1981. The brand was born out of the passion for creating the classic recipes and flavors of a New York deli served with lots of love and amazing hospitality.

I’m originally from Palm Beach County so always had been a fan of the deli shop, which arguably is still one of the best in Orlando.

The Jewish High Holidays are almost upon us and TooJay’s Deli is again offering convenient holiday menus for those who prefer not to spend the holidays cooking. We were recently invited to the Waterford Lakes location to try out some of the dishes available for the Jewish High Holy Days.

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is sunset September 29 to nightfall October 1st this year. Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is a holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. It takes place sunset October 8th to nightfall October 9th this year.

Reservations are required for the special dine-in menu at the restaurant during Rosh Hashanah on Sunday, September 29th and Monday, September 30th. Pick-up orders may be placed in advance for Rosh Hashanah dinner and Yom Kippur break-fast on Wednesday, October 9th. Express pick-up options are available on both holidays.

Rosh Hashanah Holiday Menu

The Rosh Hashanah menu of traditional savory and sweet specialties includes the following popular choices: lean and tender brisket platter; herb roasted half chicken; baked cod with potato stuffing and emerald sauce; roasted Cornish game hen; and grilled London broil.

All dine-in entrees include a glass of kosher wine, made-from-scratch matzo ball soup, gefilte fish or chopped liver, mini potato pancakes, carrot tzimmes, coffee or tea and a choice of dessert.

Beef Brisket Platter with Potato Latkes

Matzo Ball Soup

Yom Kippur Holiday Menu

The classic TooJay’s Yom Kippur break-fast includes platters of sliced Nova, baked salmon and whitefish salad, whole smoked whitefish, bagels, cream cheese and accompaniments all ordered in desired quantities. Blintzes, mini potato pancakes and other holiday favorites from TooJay’s kitchen also are on the Yom Kippur menu, as well as delicious items from TooJay’s famous bakery such as classic, made-from-scratch round challah, raisin challah, almond cake, honey cake and sponge cake along with a sweet selection of rugalach and mini black and white cookies.

Nova Lox and Everything Bagel with Cream Cheese

Smoked Whitefish – made by hand in house by Toojay’s

Coconut Macaroons

Honey Cake

For more information about TooJay’s, visit TooJays.com. There are several Toojay’s in town including Waterford Lakes, Colonial, and Dr. Phillips area.