Apr 22, 2024 - Food and Drink

Passover food prices are on the rise in SF

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

If you're observing Passover, which runs from sundown today to April 30 this year, it's time to stock up on the traditional foods.

The big picture: Unleavened bread called matzo and spongy gefilte fish are classic staples of the holiday table — but prices can vary across the country.

State of play: In San Francisco, matzo and gefilte fish cost $6.11 and $9.37 on average, respectively, in the two weeks leading up to Passover, according to NIQ, which tracks buying behavior.

  • That's a roughly 33% increase from 2019 to 2023 for matzo and a more than 61% increase for gefilte fish.
  • Nationally, the costs are $5.07 and $7.07, respectively.
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