Streit's Matzo Co.
Lower East Side
148-154 Rivington St.
between Clinton/Suffolk Sts.
An institution on the Lower East Side, Streit's has been baking matzo from the same ovens in four buildings located on Rivington Street. Today they manufacture more than 15 kinds of matzo, all of which is hand cut and packaged. They also manufacture other kosher foods, including soups, matzo crackers, cookies, noodles, and other canned and packaged items. There is a bare-bones shop adjacent to one of the factories on Rivington Street.
You can watch workers trimming and stacking just-baked squares of matzo as they come off a conveyor belt from a large and well-used oven that is located on street level next to the shop.
What to know:
The shop is open year-round but only Monday through Thursday.