Apr 23, 2024 - News

Pricey Passover foods

Price of <span style="background:#054f9f; padding:3px 5px;color:white;">matzo</span> and <span style="background:#8db830; padding:3px 5px;color:white;">gefilte fish</span>, 2023
Data: NIQ; Chart: Axios Visuals

Happy Passover to San Diego's growing and increasingly diverse Jewish population.

For those observing the holiday, which runs from yesterday through April 30 this year, it's time to stock up on the traditional foods.

Zoom in: In San Diego, matzo and gefilte fish averaged $6.52 and $7.90 per pound, respectively, in the two weeks leading up to Passover, according to NIQ, which tracks buying behavior.

  • Nationally, matzo is $5.07 and gefilte fish is $7.07 per pound, on average.

The intrigue: To many, one important tradition — along with eating matzo and drinking four glasses of wine at dinner — is to continuously update the Passover celebration with things like new Seder plate items.

Tell us: Do you have any new Passover observances this year?


Subscribe for more Axios San Diego in your inbox.

Read the full edition

Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more

More San Diego stories

San Diegopostcard

Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios San Diego.


Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more