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Where to Order Hanukkah Meals Around D.C.

The annual Jewish festival starts on Thursday, December 7

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Latkes at Silver and Sons BBQ.
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Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, kicks off on Thursday, December 7, and rolls right through to sunset on Friday, December 15.

Eating delicious foods based in oil, like potato latkes, sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), and challah is a yearly tradition alongside lighting a menorah and exchanging gifts for eight nights. At these area restaurants, bakeries, and markets, Hanukkah celebrants can find dine-in dishes and other treats, plus takeout and delivery options too.

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Well Fed by Nourish

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The meal delivery company is offering an a la carte Hanukkah menu. There’s like containers of Prescription Chicken’s matzah ball soup, latkes, brisket, braided challah, and noodle kugel, with local doughnuts for dessert. The menu comes in servings of four.

Silver and Sons BBQ

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Silver and Sons BBQ blends American barbecue with Jewish holiday classics for Hanukkah. Options include spicy lamb and beef meatballs, brisket bourekas with gruyere and caramelized onions, smoked brisket in tomato stew and classic potato latkes with apple butter and lemon whipped yogurt. For dessert, there is soufganiyot brioche doughnuts, glazed chocolate babka buns and rugelach with apples and walnuts. Pre-orders (silverandsonsbbq@gmail.com) for pickup in Rockville December 7, 8, and 13.

Summer House Santa Monica

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California-loving Summer House in Bethesda is offering Hanukkah latke options from Thursday, December 7 to Friday, December 15. Options include smoked salmon and chive cream cheese latkes with the option to add sturgeon caviar; classic with apple sauce and sour cream; or braised leek  with grain mustard and red wine shallots. The latkes are available for dine-in, delivery and carryout. 

Bread Furst

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Famed Van Ness James Beard award-winning bakery by baker Mark Furstenberg offers Hanukkah delights December 7 to 14. A la carte orders include babka, sweet, yeasty bread with swirls of chocolate, plus latkes with applesauce, raspberry sufganiyot, and challah ($9.50 to $25).

Call Your Mother (Multiple locations)

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The popular “Jew-ish” deli and bagel shop starts taking pre-orders soon for annual holiday offerings like its latke platter or raspberry-guava doughnuts. Available for pickup and delivery during regular hours.

Baked by Yael

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This beloved kosher bakery by the Smithsonian Zoo is offering Hanukkah treats like Menorah jumbo pops and a Chanukah gift box. They also have rugelach made with an Israeli family recipe, challah (subscriptions), and wooden challah boards and personalized menorahs handcrafted by the owner’s father.

Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

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Get festive at the JCC on 16th Street with a Chanukah holiday market on Tuesday, November 28 (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.). Shop handmade goods from independent artists who have crafted holiday cards, jewelry, and baked goods. Learn to make dried flower bouquets and olive oil cake. Tickets ($7) can be purchased online

Georgetown Cupcake

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This famed cupcakery goes all in sweets with a Hanukkah dozen ($42). The package includes four kinds of cupcakes each with a different Hanukkah-themed decoration like menorahs and dreidels. Available December 1 to December 15.

Sticky Fingers Diner

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The vegan diner and bakery’s beloved challah bread ($12) is available for both local pickup and nationwide shipping.

Founding Farmers DC

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The DMW-wide chain serves a special Hanukkah menu at various locations: MoCo’s Founding FarmersFounding Farmers Reston StationFounding Farmers Tysons, and Founding Farmers & Distillers in D.C. Available Thursday, December 7 to Friday, December 15 during lunch and dinner hours for dine-in, pickup, and delivery. A la carte dishes include slow-cooked brisket, tzimmes, noodle kugel, rugelach, and double-chocolate cheesecake. Make a reservation.

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

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This shop bakes up its long-standing holiday mini boxes filled with a dozen mini doughnuts, featuring jelly and Hanukkah cookie doughnuts topped with festive decorations.

Buffalo & Bergen (multiple locations)

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Gina Chersevani’s New York-style soda counter, famed for its knishes, sells “live, love, latkes” with bourbon apple sauce, creme fraiche, and chives. Order online from the Capitol Hill or Union Market locations.

Latkes at Buffalo & Bergen.
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The Duck & The Peach

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Capitol Hill standby Duck & The Peach offers sweets and dessert kits from pastry chef Rochelle Cooper. Order the four-pack of sufganiyot jelly doughnuts for $20, with pickup from December 7 to 15. Order by 8 p.m. the night before.

Sufganiyot jelly doughnuts at the Duck & the Peach.
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Pendry Washington DC - The Wharf

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During the hour of sundown each night of Hanukkah, guests and locals can indulge in homemade babka and rugelach prepared by its pastry team while witnessing the candle-lighting ceremony in the hotel lobby. Treats are available from December 1 to 15.

Well Fed by Nourish

The meal delivery company is offering an a la carte Hanukkah menu. There’s like containers of Prescription Chicken’s matzah ball soup, latkes, brisket, braided challah, and noodle kugel, with local doughnuts for dessert. The menu comes in servings of four.

Silver and Sons BBQ

Silver and Sons BBQ blends American barbecue with Jewish holiday classics for Hanukkah. Options include spicy lamb and beef meatballs, brisket bourekas with gruyere and caramelized onions, smoked brisket in tomato stew and classic potato latkes with apple butter and lemon whipped yogurt. For dessert, there is soufganiyot brioche doughnuts, glazed chocolate babka buns and rugelach with apples and walnuts. Pre-orders (silverandsonsbbq@gmail.com) for pickup in Rockville December 7, 8, and 13.

Summer House Santa Monica

California-loving Summer House in Bethesda is offering Hanukkah latke options from Thursday, December 7 to Friday, December 15. Options include smoked salmon and chive cream cheese latkes with the option to add sturgeon caviar; classic with apple sauce and sour cream; or braised leek  with grain mustard and red wine shallots. The latkes are available for dine-in, delivery and carryout. 

Bread Furst

Famed Van Ness James Beard award-winning bakery by baker Mark Furstenberg offers Hanukkah delights December 7 to 14. A la carte orders include babka, sweet, yeasty bread with swirls of chocolate, plus latkes with applesauce, raspberry sufganiyot, and challah ($9.50 to $25).

Call Your Mother (Multiple locations)

The popular “Jew-ish” deli and bagel shop starts taking pre-orders soon for annual holiday offerings like its latke platter or raspberry-guava doughnuts. Available for pickup and delivery during regular hours.

Baked by Yael

This beloved kosher bakery by the Smithsonian Zoo is offering Hanukkah treats like Menorah jumbo pops and a Chanukah gift box. They also have rugelach made with an Israeli family recipe, challah (subscriptions), and wooden challah boards and personalized menorahs handcrafted by the owner’s father.

Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Get festive at the JCC on 16th Street with a Chanukah holiday market on Tuesday, November 28 (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.). Shop handmade goods from independent artists who have crafted holiday cards, jewelry, and baked goods. Learn to make dried flower bouquets and olive oil cake. Tickets ($7) can be purchased online

Georgetown Cupcake

This famed cupcakery goes all in sweets with a Hanukkah dozen ($42). The package includes four kinds of cupcakes each with a different Hanukkah-themed decoration like menorahs and dreidels. Available December 1 to December 15.

Sticky Fingers Diner

The vegan diner and bakery’s beloved challah bread ($12) is available for both local pickup and nationwide shipping.

Founding Farmers DC

The DMW-wide chain serves a special Hanukkah menu at various locations: MoCo’s Founding FarmersFounding Farmers Reston StationFounding Farmers Tysons, and Founding Farmers & Distillers in D.C. Available Thursday, December 7 to Friday, December 15 during lunch and dinner hours for dine-in, pickup, and delivery. A la carte dishes include slow-cooked brisket, tzimmes, noodle kugel, rugelach, and double-chocolate cheesecake. Make a reservation.

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

This shop bakes up its long-standing holiday mini boxes filled with a dozen mini doughnuts, featuring jelly and Hanukkah cookie doughnuts topped with festive decorations.

Buffalo & Bergen (multiple locations)

Gina Chersevani’s New York-style soda counter, famed for its knishes, sells “live, love, latkes” with bourbon apple sauce, creme fraiche, and chives. Order online from the Capitol Hill or Union Market locations.

Latkes at Buffalo & Bergen.
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The Duck & The Peach

Capitol Hill standby Duck & The Peach offers sweets and dessert kits from pastry chef Rochelle Cooper. Order the four-pack of sufganiyot jelly doughnuts for $20, with pickup from December 7 to 15. Order by 8 p.m. the night before.

Sufganiyot jelly doughnuts at the Duck & the Peach.
The Duck & The Peach

Pendry Washington DC - The Wharf

During the hour of sundown each night of Hanukkah, guests and locals can indulge in homemade babka and rugelach prepared by its pastry team while witnessing the candle-lighting ceremony in the hotel lobby. Treats are available from December 1 to 15.

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