Updated for 2022
Happy Hanukkah, Los Angeles! Hanukkah begins the evening of December 18th, 2022 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 your family.
By the way, if you’re planning to make your own latkes and you’re 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
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.
Multiple locations including:
7880 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
The festival of lights brings Wise Son’s Jewish Delicatessen products to Bristol Farms. The Southers California specialty gourmet grocer has partnered with the iconic Jewish deli to make Hanukkah extra special and tasty this year. You can order online or call to order.
419 N. Fairfax Ave., 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. 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.
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.
Linda’s Gourmet Latkes
These latkes can be shipped to you anywhere in the U.S. (Alaska & Hawaii are just trickier), but if you live in LA, you can stop by one of their locations 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.
Linda’s latkes 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, CA 90021
Pick-up at Crafted Kitchen, 672 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021
Looking for a new twist on traditional foods for the holidays, or anytime? Mort and Betty’s is “Veganizing the Jewish Deli,” offering favorites like lox made from carrots, pastrami made from mushrooms, 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.
And if you feel like making your own, the LA Times has 18 Latke recipes!
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