Happy Hannukah, Los Angeles! Hannukah begins the evening of December 12th, 2017 at sundown and lasts for eight nights, during which time it is customary to eat Latkes (or potato pancakes) along with many other traditions, of course. Here’s a list of a few places to get Latkes in Los Angeles this season – other than your own kitchen. Updated 11/2017.
Nate ‘n Al of Beverly Hills
414 N. Beverly Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
This Beverly Hills institution has Latkes and everything else you could want for a Hannukah gathering – available for dine-in, take-out or delivery.
321 N. Robertson, West Hollywood, CA
When you want to go high-end, there’s probably nothing much higher than this restaurant, known for their caviar, of course. But this time of year they offer a Hannukah tasting menu that sounds absolutely terrific, and of course Latkes are part of it. Latkes with caviar on top of them.
Joan’s on Third
8350 West Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048
12059 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604
Located both on Third Street and in the valley, Joan’s on Third offers a gourmet Hannukah menu, with Latkes sold by the dozen with applesauce and sour cream.
704 South Alvarado, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Operating out of the same storefront it’s owned since 1947, this James Beard Award-winning LA eatery has consistently satisfied multiple generations’ worth of hot pastrami cravings—and shows no signs of slowing down.
8914 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
(310) 858 1920 Tel Catering : (310) 858 3123
Got Kosher? has got you covered with more than 10 kinds of latkes, including sweet potato and zucchini, all of which can be made gluten free. When it’s not Hannukah, a minimum of two dozen latkes can be ordered through catering.
419 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
This reliable piece of local history, still owned by the Canter family after nearly 80 years, is both a fine old-school Jewish deli and one of LA’s favorite after-hours places. Come here at 2am, and you’re bound to see musicians from all over town who’ve just got off-stage and want to tuck into some blintzes or a stacked pastrami sandwich.
These Latkes can be shipped to you anywhere in the US (Alaska & Hawaii are just trickier), but if you live in LA, you can stop by to pick them up. They’re also sold in many stores in California. Linda’s also got applesauce and creme fraiche, which will save you a stop. They come in original, heart-shaped, gluten-free, sweet potato and southwest versions as well.
And if you feel like making your own, the LA Times has 18 Latke recipes!
Sarah Auerswald is the co-Founder of MomsLA, and she loves a good latke.
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