Happy Hanukkah, Los Angeles! Hanukkah begins the evening of December 22nd, 2019 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.
By the way, if you’re planning to make your own 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.
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 dine-in, take-out or delivery.
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.
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.
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.
The Milky Way
9108 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
At The Milky Way, you’ll find lots of tasty items including latkes served with a side of house-made apple compote and sour cream, or their special latkes and smoked salmon entrée. While you’re there, you’ll marvel at the photos and homey touches around the restaurant. (In case you didn’t know, this popular restaurant belongs to the Spielberg Family and was originally run for 40 years by Steven Spielberg’s mother, Leah Adler, until her passing.)
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.
Eleven City Deli
5400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Since opening in 2018, Eleven City Deli has become quite a popular spot on the Miracle Mile. You can find everything you need for your Hanukkah dinner here, including tasty Latkes served with a side of apple sauce and sour cream. Treat the family to a meal out, have the food delivered, or stop by and pick it up yourself.
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.
And if you feel like making your own, the LA Times has 18 Latke recipes!
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