Bringing Kosher Shiva Meals in Toronto
What is Shiva? What is Expected?
If you're wondering what food to bring to Shiva, common meals might include salads, baked goods, chicken, fish, beef, and other nutritious kosher dishes.
Shiva, meaning “seven” is the seven-day period of mourning after a relative passes. This Jewish tradition takes place in a family home, where mourning and praying are done for seven days following the burial. For Shiva meals, guests are welcomed to the home to spend time with the family and to offer their condolences. It is a tradition for family and guests to bring food to a Shiva so that the stress is taken off of the mourners.
There is usually a food schedule made by the family or someone helping to coordinate the Shiva. Always check with them before organizing your offering. If you're unsure what to bring or are looking for ready made shiva meals or shiva catering, Ely's Fine Foods is your best option! At Ely’s Fine Foods, you can order a Shiva meal that will taste delicious and can be delivered directly to the mourner’s home.
Ordering from Ely’s Fine Foods
Traditional & Thoughtful Gesture for Shiva
We deliver Shiva meals in the Toronto area. You can explore our kosher menu that includes a variety of salads, soups, chicken, beef, and fish dishes that are 100% kosher certified.
Kosher Shiva Meals And Food Delivery
Why Order from Ely’s Fine Foods for Shiva Meals
When visiting a family during Shiva, bringing food is a gesture that is greatly appreciated. However, every family has different preferences and dietary restrictions. Because of this, Shiva catering is very common. Ordering a Shiva meal or Shiva catering from Ely's Fine Foods allows you to choose from a variety of options that suit the needs of the family you’re ordering for.
If you’re looking for kosher Shiva meals in Toronto, Ely’s Fine Foods is here to help! We offer delivery or takeout for Shiva meals in Toronto. Shiva is a difficult time for families and providing fresh, nutritious food is always a thoughtful gesture. Contact us today if you want to place an order or if you have any questions about our menu.
Shiva Meals Done Right By Ely's Fine Foods
Fresh and Delicious Shiva Meals
The types of foods present for a Shiva can depend on the individual family and what they might find comforting. A family’s preferences can range from traditional Jewish delicatessen foods or kosher foods to more nontraditional meal options.
At Ely’s Fine Foods, we offer a wide range of shiva meal options and can cater to any family’s needs. All of our food is made fresh daily from our take-out retail location and you will be able to choose from a wide selection of delicious mains, sides, and more! If you don't see specific meals on our site that were requested by the family, give us a call, and we'd be more than happy to accommodate. We have been serving the Toronto Jewish community for over 25 years with delicious, unique, and innovative 100% certified kosher food year-round.
Reach out to us today if you have any questions about our services or if you’d like to book us for catering.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Shiva meal?
Shiva, meaning “seven” is the seven-day period of mourning after a Jewish funeral. Shiva is a time for friends and family to visit, celebrate life, and offer support to the mourning family. Although Shiva is officially 7 days long, this period is often shortened by the mourning family. During these few days, meals (Shiva meals) are traditionally prepared by friends to show condolences.
What type of food is typically included in a Shiva meal?
A wide variety of foods can be brought to Shiva. Ideally, it should be food that can be easily shared and prepared by the mourners. It is very common for these meals to include baked goods, round foods, challah, soups, chicken, fish, beef, or other nutritious kosher dishes.
How does your Shiva meal delivery service work?
It’s very common for a food schedule to be prepared by a loved one to help coordinate the Shiva. Before giving Ely’s Fine Foods a call, it’s best to check with them before organizing your meal. Once you have an idea in mind, or want the team at Ely’s Find Foods to take the lead, we will be able to prepare and deliver delicious Shiva meals right to the mourner’s home. Contact us today to get started!
Can you accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies for Shiva meals?
At Ely’s Fine Foods, we understand there can be a few different dietary restrictions or allergies that need to be accommodated during Shiva. We already offer a wide selection of foods that cater to common dietary needs, however, we are always happy to go above and beyond by making additional accommodations. Contact our team today and we can let you know our current selection of possible Shiva meals and get the process started for you.