Updated for 2021
Happy Hanukkah, Los Angeles! Hanukkah begins the evening of November 28th, 2021 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 and anything else you’d like for your Hanukkah Meals this season – other than your own kitchen.
Many local restaurants prepare delicious options for Hanukkah meals to go, so you can get Take-out or Delivery and enjoy the meal at home with family.
By the way, if you’re planning to make your own latkes and looking for a new recipe, this one from Bon Appétit called “Adam and Maxine’s Famous Latkes” looks very tasty.
Latkes are traditionally served with applesauce and sour cream as sides. And they’re delicious. If you’re looking for Hanukkah Events in Los Angeles, just click over.
Where to get Latkes and Hanukkah Meals To Go in Los Angeles
2421 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica 90404
Available November 28-December 5 – The team at Birdie G’s is offering a heat & serve, à la carte menu featuring their carrot miso-laced Matzo Ball Soup, savory Noodle Kugel, Sauerkraut Latkes with crème fraiche & apple sauce, Corned Whole Plate Brandt Beef Short Rib with smoked tomato gravy and more. Kosher wines and cocktails will be coming later this week too. Full menu and details can be found on the home page of their website. NOTE: Orders for the Beef Short Rib must be placed by November 20 at 5 p.m., while all other orders require 72 hours’ notice. Order online through Tock or call 310-310-3616 starting at 2 p.m.
19565 Parthenia St., Northridge, CA 91324
Brent’s Deli was established in 1967. Since then it has earned much praise and many loyal customers. You’ll find a large menu here and lots of deli items, so if you need more than just latkes, you can do all your shopping here.
419 N. 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 2 am, 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. Latkes are served with your choice of apple sauce or sour cream.
Charlie’s Kosher Delicatessen
9124 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035
At Charlie’s Kosher Deli, you’ll find potato latkes as well as a variety of side dishes for your Hanukkah meal. Vegan and vegetarian Latkes are also available. Keep in mind, the deli is rather small and items do sometimes run out due to demand.
Multiple locations around SoCal
Greenleaf Chopshop has everything you need for a Hanukkah meal to go – and they’ve made it all with their signature healthy flair! Slow-Roasted Brisket, potato latkes, and matzo ball soup, of course! Plus all the delicious veggie sides to choose from. Order ahead for pick up or delivery.
1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica 90401
Available November 28-December 5 – The bakery & café’s annual heat & serve menu features all the classic faves, like Creekstone Farms Onion-Braised Beef Brisket, Organic Potato Pancakes with organic sour cream & housemade apple sauce, Matzo Ball Soup, Organic Double Apple Noodle Kugel, Dreidel Cooking Decorating Kits, plus new offerings like Slow-Roasted Scottish Salmon and lots more. Orders for November 28 must be placed by November 23 at 3 p.m. All other order deadlines are 72 hours prior to the desired day. Order online through Tock, call 310-451-2311 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. or e-mail [email protected].
704 S. Alvarado, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Operating out of the same storefront it has 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. Latkes are served with sour cream or apple sauce.
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 (including many Whole Foods Markets and Gelson’s Markets). Linda’s also has applesauce and creme fraiche, which will save you a stop. They come in original, heart-shaped, gluten-free, sweet potato, vegan, green onion, and artichoke versions as well. These yummy latkes have been featured in the Los Angeles Times as well as O, The Oprah Magazine.
Mort and Betty’s
Pop-up at Smorgasburg LA, 777 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles 90021
Pick-up at Crafted Kitchen, 672 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles 90021
Looking for a new twist on traditional foods for the holidays (and anytime)? Mort and Betty’s is “Veganizing the Jewish Deli,” offering favorites like lox made from carrots, pastrami made from mushrooms, and corned beets, and more. Check out what Chef Megan Tucker has created. See ordering and pick-up instructions online.
Nate ‘n Al’s of Beverly Hills
414 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
This Beverly Hills institution has Latkes and everything else you could want for a Hanukkah gathering – available for take-out or delivery.
The Milky Way
9108 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
Just in time for the holidays, this Spielberg-family owned restaurant has launched several new to-go specials, including: Build-Your-Own Latke Platters, which come with house-made apple compote and sour cream. Plus Takeaway Items for your Fridge, like a Quart of Famous Halibut Fish Chowder, or a Quart of Roasted Vegetable Chili, or Take & Bake Lasagna includes Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette.
DTLA/Grand Central Market, 317 S. Broadway, LA 90013
616 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, 90401
Wexler’s has a Hanukkah meal to go that serves 4-6 which includes their braised Holiday brisket, potato latkes, roasted carrots, their famous Dana’s Matzo Ball soup, a salad and chocolate babka. Order ahead for pick up or delivery.
And if you feel like making your own, the LA Times has 18 Latke recipes!
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