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Where to Eat for Hanukkah in the Bay Area

From pre-fixe dinners to latkes by the dozen

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Now that we’ve recovered from Thanksgiving, it’s time to start thinking about Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights arrives a bit early this year, starting December 2 and running through December 10. With it comes loads of latkes and sufganiyot (jelly-filled doughnuts), as well as braised brisket, other Jewish staples, and international spins on holiday classics. Read on for where to find special Hanukkah dishes, pre-fixe menus, festive events, and take-home catering options in the Bay Area.

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1. Marin Country Mart

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2257 Larkspur Landing Cir
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 461-5700
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The Wise Sons Bagelry inside Marin Country Mart is hosting a latke-filled Hanukkah celebration on Wednesday, December 5. The shop will also stock holiday dishes for you to take home for your own feasts.

2. Marla Bakery Restaurant

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3619 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 742-4379
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Pick up fluffy sufganiyot any day during Hanukkah from the Balboa Street bakery — or pre-order a half dozen for $18, either with meyer lemon or salted caramel fillings.

3. Fiorella

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2339 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 340-3049
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In addition to its usual menu, Fiorella will offer a few Jewish-Italian specials throughout Hanukkah: tortelli brodo, tuna mousse, latkes (with apple butter and creme fraiche), and brisket with caraway potatoes, caramelized onion jus, and horseradish salsa.

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4. Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

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2272 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 552-3000
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Drop by tapas restaurant Canela during Hanukkah and order a prix-fixe holiday meal with Spanish accents. The $49 menu features matzoh ball soup; mixed vegetable potato pancakes with quince-apple sauce and paprika sour cream; herb- and almond-crusted white fish with horseradish cream; and either honey molasses apple cake or pecan-fruit Jell-O for dessert.

5. Bi-Rite Market

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3639 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 241-9760
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Kosher wine, latkes, chopped liver, noodle kugel, and more are available at Bi-Rite for Hanukkah feasts at home. For maximum simplicity, there’s even a Hanukkah kit, stocked with enough braised brisket, matzo ball soup, latkes, sides, and sweets for four to six people.

6. Delfina

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3621 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 552-4055
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Craig Stoll will roll out his award-winning duck fat-fried latkes again for Hanukkah this year alongside other Hanukkah-inspired dishes.

7. Miller's East Coast Delicatessen

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1725 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 563-3542
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There’s no need for Hanukkah specials at Miller’s, where crispy latkes are always happening, along with other Jewish staples like apple kugel and matzo ball soup.

8. Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

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3150 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 787-3354
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Wise Sons is making it easy for you to throw your own Hanukkah party, with a full catering menu including challah, sufganiyot, brisket, and, of course, lots of latkes — plus toppings like smoked salmon, trout salad, and chopped liver. You’ll need to order 48 hours in advance.

9. Frena Bakery and Café

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132 6th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(628) 444-3666
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SF kosher bakery Frena is getting into the latke spirit, though the main draw will be the sufganiyot. Stop by the shop and taste some unusual versions, like a peanut butter jelly doughnut or s’mores doughnut topped with a brûléed marshmallow. For at-home parties, pre-order a dozen stuffed with raspberry jelly or Bavarian cream.

10. Oren's Hummus

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71 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 915-6736
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For all eight days of Hanukkah, Oren’s Hummus will offer a three-course menu with holiday favorites: latkes with apple sauce and sour cream; brisket with onions and mashed sweet potatoes; and sufganiyot. It’s available for $28 at Oren’s Hummus in SF, Cupertino, Mountain View, and Palo Alto.

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11. Augie's Montreal Smoke Meat

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875 Potter St
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 984-0283
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While Berkeley’s Montreal-style Jewish deli always has rye latkes on the menu, it’s serving up even more latkes for all eight days of Hanukkah. Pre-order a dozen par-cooked latkes for $24 and finish them off in a pan at home — owner Lex Gopnik-Lewinski is calling it his “tear-free latke special,” since he’ll deal with all the onions for you.

12. Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen

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1475 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 848-3354
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Get your giant, piping hot latkes at Saul’s on December 2, 8, or 9, when the Berkeley restaurant sets up its annual latke tent and beer garden. You can also pre-order dozens of cooked latkes, raw batter, toppings, and other holiday dishes like brisket and noodle kugel to take home.

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13. Comal

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2020 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 926-6300
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For the fourth year in a row, Comal’s Matt Gandin is hosting his popular Oaxanukkah dinners, a mash-up of Oaxacan flavors and Hanukkah tradition. The family-style meals take place in Comal’s private dining room — with a menorah — and feature dishes like potato-jalapeno latkes with apple salsa and braised brisket with ancho chile adobo. They take place Monday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 4.

14. Beauty's Bagel Shop

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3838 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 788-6098
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The Temescal bagel shop is expecting to fry more than 2,000 latkes for Hanukkah this year — but you’ll need to pre-order yours by the dozen at least 48 hours in advance.

15. Rockridge Market Hall

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5655 College Ave #201
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 250-6000
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You’ll need to order ahead to pick up a Hanukkah feast at Market Hall Saturday, December 1 through Thursday, December 4. There are latkes, kugels, challahs, brisket, rugelach, and so much more.

16. Grand Lake Kitchen

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576 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 922-9582
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In addition to its usual dinner menu, Grand Lake Kitchen will be offering a few a la carte Hanukkah dishes: latkes with apple sauce and creme fraiche; crispy artichokes with sauce gribiche; brisket with creamy horseradish; and sufganiyot.

1. Marin Country Mart

2257 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, CA 94939

The Wise Sons Bagelry inside Marin Country Mart is hosting a latke-filled Hanukkah celebration on Wednesday, December 5. The shop will also stock holiday dishes for you to take home for your own feasts.

2257 Larkspur Landing Cir
Larkspur, CA 94939

2. Marla Bakery Restaurant

3619 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121

Pick up fluffy sufganiyot any day during Hanukkah from the Balboa Street bakery — or pre-order a half dozen for $18, either with meyer lemon or salted caramel fillings.

3619 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA 94121

3. Fiorella

2339 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Grace Sager

In addition to its usual menu, Fiorella will offer a few Jewish-Italian specials throughout Hanukkah: tortelli brodo, tuna mousse, latkes (with apple butter and creme fraiche), and brisket with caraway potatoes, caramelized onion jus, and horseradish salsa.

2339 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121

4. Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

2272 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Drop by tapas restaurant Canela during Hanukkah and order a prix-fixe holiday meal with Spanish accents. The $49 menu features matzoh ball soup; mixed vegetable potato pancakes with quince-apple sauce and paprika sour cream; herb- and almond-crusted white fish with horseradish cream; and either honey molasses apple cake or pecan-fruit Jell-O for dessert.

2272 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114

5. Bi-Rite Market

3639 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Kosher wine, latkes, chopped liver, noodle kugel, and more are available at Bi-Rite for Hanukkah feasts at home. For maximum simplicity, there’s even a Hanukkah kit, stocked with enough braised brisket, matzo ball soup, latkes, sides, and sweets for four to six people.

3639 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

6. Delfina

3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Craig Stoll will roll out his award-winning duck fat-fried latkes again for Hanukkah this year alongside other Hanukkah-inspired dishes.

3621 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

7. Miller's East Coast Delicatessen

1725 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

There’s no need for Hanukkah specials at Miller’s, where crispy latkes are always happening, along with other Jewish staples like apple kugel and matzo ball soup.

1725 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

8. Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

3150 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Wise Sons is making it easy for you to throw your own Hanukkah party, with a full catering menu including challah, sufganiyot, brisket, and, of course, lots of latkes — plus toppings like smoked salmon, trout salad, and chopped liver. You’ll need to order 48 hours in advance.

3150 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

9. Frena Bakery and Café

132 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

SF kosher bakery Frena is getting into the latke spirit, though the main draw will be the sufganiyot. Stop by the shop and taste some unusual versions, like a peanut butter jelly doughnut or s’mores doughnut topped with a brûléed marshmallow. For at-home parties, pre-order a dozen stuffed with raspberry jelly or Bavarian cream.

132 6th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

10. Oren's Hummus

71 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Oren’s Hummus

For all eight days of Hanukkah, Oren’s Hummus will offer a three-course menu with holiday favorites: latkes with apple sauce and sour cream; brisket with onions and mashed sweet potatoes; and sufganiyot. It’s available for $28 at Oren’s Hummus in SF, Cupertino, Mountain View, and Palo Alto.

71 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103

11. Augie's Montreal Smoke Meat

875 Potter St, Berkeley, CA 94710

While Berkeley’s Montreal-style Jewish deli always has rye latkes on the menu, it’s serving up even more latkes for all eight days of Hanukkah. Pre-order a dozen par-cooked latkes for $24 and finish them off in a pan at home — owner Lex Gopnik-Lewinski is calling it his “tear-free latke special,” since he’ll deal with all the onions for you.

875 Potter St
Berkeley, CA 94710

12. Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen

1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

Get your giant, piping hot latkes at Saul’s on December 2, 8, or 9, when the Berkeley restaurant sets up its annual latke tent and beer garden. You can also pre-order dozens of cooked latkes, raw batter, toppings, and other holiday dishes like brisket and noodle kugel to take home.

1475 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709

13. Comal

2020 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

For the fourth year in a row, Comal’s Matt Gandin is hosting his popular Oaxanukkah dinners, a mash-up of Oaxacan flavors and Hanukkah tradition. The family-style meals take place in Comal’s private dining room — with a menorah — and feature dishes like potato-jalapeno latkes with apple salsa and braised brisket with ancho chile adobo. They take place Monday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 4.

2020 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

14. Beauty's Bagel Shop

3838 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

The Temescal bagel shop is expecting to fry more than 2,000 latkes for Hanukkah this year — but you’ll need to pre-order yours by the dozen at least 48 hours in advance.

3838 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609

15. Rockridge Market Hall

5655 College Ave #201, Oakland, CA 94618

You’ll need to order ahead to pick up a Hanukkah feast at Market Hall Saturday, December 1 through Thursday, December 4. There are latkes, kugels, challahs, brisket, rugelach, and so much more.

5655 College Ave #201
Oakland, CA 94618

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16. Grand Lake Kitchen

576 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

In addition to its usual dinner menu, Grand Lake Kitchen will be offering a few a la carte Hanukkah dishes: latkes with apple sauce and creme fraiche; crispy artichokes with sauce gribiche; brisket with creamy horseradish; and sufganiyot.

576 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

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