Food & Drink

13 LA Spots with Hanukkah Menus for Takeout and Delivery

From stellar potato latkes to jelly donut ice cream.

Regardless of whether you’re a Ch Chanukah celebrator or one of those just the H-but-two-k’s Hanukkah partiers, the holiday—while not a particularly religiously important one—has become a tradition for many American Jews, thanks to its proximity to that other gift giving December holiday as well as being a great excuse to eat one of the world’s greatest foods: latkes. But since we’re likely not really getting together with family this year, smoking up our kitchens with potatoes and frying oil might be more trouble than it’s worth. Luckily, we can help some of LA’s best restaurants during this tough time. Here’s a list of the best (C)hanu(k)kah delivery food this year in LA.

Akasha

Culver City

Every year, Akasha Richardson’s eponymous restaurant does a “Vodkas and Latkes” special for Hanukkah, and this year they’ve pivoted the menu for take-out: options include a bunch of fun cocktails (“Light the Menorah”: vodka, lavender blue lemonade, side of lavender sugar), as well as a slew of celebratory bites, including chopped chicken liver, “pletzel” challah, and of course Yukon Gold Latkes.
Cost: Varies; available a la carte
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Birdie G’s

Santa Monica

Jeremy Fox’s lauded family-friendly SaMo spot is also doing a Hanukkah a la carte menu of his take on traditional favorites, including noodle kugel with ricotta and pumpkin butter, slow-cooked California brisket, and a very interesting-sounding apple sunchoke cake for dessert. If you can’t make up your mind, they’re also doing a prix-fixe for $49 per person.
Cost: Varies for a la carte, $49 per person prix-fixe menu
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Wexler's Deli

Downtown and Santa Monica

The theme for Micah Wexler’s bar mitzvah was literally recipes he loved so it’s no surprise his beloved deli is busting out some Hanukkah greatness. They’re feeding your whole family for $275, with a massive spread that includes latkes with house-made apple sauce, braised brisket, matzo ball soup, roasted carrots, and chocolate babka.
Cost: $275
Order by emailing Catering@WexlersDeli.com

Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery

Santa Monica

The westside’s cafe standby is sort of splitting the difference between large and small-format ordering, offering an a la carte menu of catering-sized portions for pick-up, including lemon-and-herb braised chicken breast for four, a dozen latkes, and a large portion of matzo ball soup; there’s also a decorate-your-own-cookies-kit. Orders must be placed 72 hours before pickup, so plan ahead.
Order by emailing catering@huckleberrycafe.com

Slab BBQ

Mid-City

Slab’s smokers must be working overtime right now: the mid-city BBQ master’s got brisket (obviously) as well as latkes, salad, matzo ball soup, and roasted green beans in a meal meant for four (or, like, one very hungry person with some leftovers).
Cost: $195 
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Superba Food + Bread

Venice

This Westside casual cafe is breaking out a great-sounding four-person menu, which includes slow-cooked brisket with roasted carrots, mushrooms, and caramelized onions, schmaltz-fried latkes, and haricot verts with tahini sauce, and more. Optional a la carte sides include chicken liver mousse with apple-cranberry mostarda and a challah. Order by 6 pm the day before you want food for pick-up after 2 pm.
Cost: $160 
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All Time

Los Feliz

Though this neighborhood spot sold out of their full-meal Hanukkah menu (yay for them, boo for you!) they are going to have The Latke on their a-la-carte menu all week—literally a single potato pancake, big enough for four people to share, with applesauce and sour cream, of course.
Cost: $14
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Tiato

Santa Monica

If you’re more interested in a different take on some traditional dishes, check out Tiato’s Vietnamese-inspired Hanukkah menu, which reads sort of like a choose-your-own-adventure: select between various sizes of proteins and sides while making a decision on what to eat, with choices including pho-broth Matzo ball soup, lemongrass-ginger braised beef brisket, and Thai-basil pan-seared salmon.
Order at Tiato.com

Lucques Catering

Beverly Hills

Though Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s WeHo restaurant Luques no longer operates as a brick-and-mortar, their catering arm is going strong and has a killer Hanukkah feast, which includes braised brisket with horseradish cream and mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, a braided challah, and more, with enough food to feed six hungry people.
Cost: $275
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Jerry’s Patio Cafe & Bar

Marina Del Rey

This new offshoot of Jerry’s Famous Deli is delivering exactly what you’d expect from a Jewish deli on Hanukkah: a five-to-six person meal with classic dishes including corned beef or brisket, matzo ball or chicken soup, latkes, and more, with an optional kugel-with-cornflake strudel add-on.
Cost: $200

OLLO Restaurant and Bar

malibu

Top Cheftestant Marcel Vigneron’s behind the menu at this Mediterranean spot, with a prix-fixe including a traditional challah, fried sole with lemon and brown butter, Israeli couscous with parsley, carrot, and zucchini, and brisket with onion and tomatoes, plus jelly donuts and some gelt thrown in for dessert. A la carte orders and add ons are also available.
Cost: $120
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American Beauty

Venice

This steakhousey newcomer has a four-person menu loaded with classics: slow-cooked short rib with garbanzo stew, latkes with Fuji applesauce, cumin-spiced carrots, roasted Jerusalem artichokes, and raspberry-stuffed donuts for dessert. All orders need to be in by 6 pm on the previous day for next-day orders.
Cost: $160
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Genghis Cohen

Mid-City

And now for something completely different: inspired by the classic Hanukkah treat sufganiyot, Fairfax’s beloved NY-style Chinese Food spot has partnered with legendary ice creamers Coolhaus and donuttiers DKs for a limited edition ice cream with a vanilla bean base, cake-and-yeast donut pieces, and strawberry jam, available only at Genghis Cohen through Dec 20.
Cost: $10
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