Dec 1, 2023 - Food and Drink

8 Hanukkah food specials in the D.C. area

A latke on a blue plate with diced apple on top

Latke specials at Sababa. Photo courtesy of Ashlie Levy

Latkes, brisket, sufganiyot doughnuts — chefs around D.C. are offering specials for Hanukkah, which starts Dec. 7.

Dine in or takeout, we have festive options.

Sababa: Cleveland Park's chic Middle Eastern restaurant is one of the few to offer a dine-in holiday menu, with à la carte specials like brisket with braised cabbage, raspberry liqueur sufganiyot, and daily latke preparations. Available Dec. 7-14

Founding Farmers: Farmers restaurants across the DMV offer a large holiday menu with all the homey classics for dine-in, pickup, and delivery. Available Dec. 7-15

Silver and Sons BBQ: Chef Jarrad Silver's Hanukkah catering menu blends barbecue and Mediterranean flavors. Order centerpieces like smoked Creekstone brisket with tomato stew, plus latkes, sufganiyot, and a variety of dips, snacks, and treats. Rockville pickup Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 13

Rose's at Home: Rose's Luxury chef Aaron Silverman offers a home menu for two ($185) with upscale dishes like latkes and trout roe or filet with horseradish sauce. Lots of fun extras and sides can make it a bigger (or more extravagant) feast. Available pickup or delivery, Dec. 7-9

Bread Furst: Mark Furstenberg's bakery in Van Ness prepares a holiday menu with traditional latkes, babka, challah, and more. Available Dec. 7-14

Call Your Mother: The local "Jew-ish" deli chain caters holiday latke platters ($30-$65) and raspberry-guava sufganiyot doughnut packs ($20-$35) at its DMV locations. Available Dec. 7-14

The Duck and the Peach: The Capitol Hill restaurant has your sufganiyot covered: a four-pack of jelly doughnuts ($20). Available Dec. 7-15

Baked By Yael: Woodley Park's nut-free, kosher deli offers fun Hanukkah gifts including menorah cake pops, challah (plus pretty challah boards), and wood-carved menorahs.

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