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The Eater Latke Finder: Where To Eat Latkes In Dec.

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Hanukkah starts tomorrow night, and restaurants in town are breaking out the essential holiday snack left and right: latkes. Sort of like a hash brown, but Jewish, these potato pancakes are traditionally served with sour cream and applesauce, but some places are taking some major liberties with the classic. Sacriledge? Maybe. The Eater Latke Finder ensures your path will cross with a delicious latke of one ilk or another in the coming days.


--Chloe Schildhause
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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Old World Food Truck @ Coffee Bar

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1890 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 551-8100
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Kenny Hockert will be making a five-course Hanukkah feast at the Coffee Bar on Dec. 8th and 9th. The meal starts with a latke tasting of varieties like parsnip-celery root and sweet potato-leek. Toppings include traditional apple sauce and spiced sour cream. More info here.

2. Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

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3150 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 787-3354
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Wise Sons Deli doesn't mess with the classic. A traditional latke that’s creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside, this rendition is paired with Straus sour cream and sauce made from Devoto Garden’s apples. Latke frying starts today and goes until the end of Hanukkah. Catering is also available.

3. Israel's Strictly Kosher

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5621 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 752-3064
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For the Kosher folks this is the place to hit up, as all provisions are supervised by the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of SF. Ready for your Hanukkah bash, latkes are $1.99 each.

4. Saul's Restaurant & Deli

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1475 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 848-3354
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This weekend, Saul’s is throwing a “Neverending Latke Party” out of a "latke truck" outside their Berkeley storefront. There will be traditional and sweet potato pancakes and live klezmer music. More info here.

5. Baker & Banker

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1701 Octavia St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 351-2500
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Inspired by family recipes and his mother’s cooking, Jeff Banker will be offering a prix fixe Hanukkah meal ($55) that starts with latkes, and proceeds to brisket and beyond. There are also a la carte potato latkes, topped with house-smoked trout, horseradish cream, pickled beets and shaved fennel ($15).

6. Miller's East Coast Delicatessen

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1725 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 563-3542
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Latkes are always on the menu at Miller’s, the faithful re-production of a Baltimore Jewish Deli. The fried and hearty pancakes are paired with a sweet and chunky applesauce reminiscent of apple pie innards, and a generous portion of sour cream.

7. Beauty's Bagel Shop

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3838 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 788-6098
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Traditional potato latkes with house made organic apple sauce or creme fraiche are available by the dozen at Beauty’s Bagel Shop ($24). Amy Remsen and Blake Joffe will also be hosting a vegetarian Hanukkah dinner at Grand Lake Kitchen on Dec. 9, featuring braised seitan with root vegetables, chicory salad with delicate squash, and latkes, natch. More info on the dinner, here .

8. Grand Lake Kitchen

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576 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 922-9582
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In addition to visiting chefs, Grand Lake Kitchen will have nightly Hanukkah dinners ($55) that include latkes topped with sour cream and applesauce, leading into brisket or black cod with roasted grapes, artichoke and cous cous.

9. Foods by Risa and Sunday Supperings

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576 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
Foods by Risa and Sunday Supperings will be hosting a dinner at Grand Lake Kitchen on December 15th. Their latkes come with Grandma Helen’s Red Hots applesauce and creme fraiche—a prelude to their pomegranate braised beef cheek entree with celery root Purée and buttered root vegetables. The whole dinner is $50. More info here .

10. House of Bagels

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5030 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 752-6000
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Crispy potato latkes ($1.05 each, $6.25 for three) are a mainstay at the House of Bagels, where you can also pick up matzo ball soup for a Hanukkah dinner.

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1. Old World Food Truck @ Coffee Bar

1890 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Kenny Hockert will be making a five-course Hanukkah feast at the Coffee Bar on Dec. 8th and 9th. The meal starts with a latke tasting of varieties like parsnip-celery root and sweet potato-leek. Toppings include traditional apple sauce and spiced sour cream. More info here.
1890 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94110

2. Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

3150 24th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Wise Sons Deli doesn't mess with the classic. A traditional latke that’s creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside, this rendition is paired with Straus sour cream and sauce made from Devoto Garden’s apples. Latke frying starts today and goes until the end of Hanukkah. Catering is also available.
3150 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

3. Israel's Strictly Kosher

5621 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94121
For the Kosher folks this is the place to hit up, as all provisions are supervised by the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of SF. Ready for your Hanukkah bash, latkes are $1.99 each.
5621 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94121

4. Saul's Restaurant & Deli

1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
This weekend, Saul’s is throwing a “Neverending Latke Party” out of a "latke truck" outside their Berkeley storefront. There will be traditional and sweet potato pancakes and live klezmer music. More info here.
1475 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709

5. Baker & Banker

1701 Octavia St., San Francisco, CA 94109
Inspired by family recipes and his mother’s cooking, Jeff Banker will be offering a prix fixe Hanukkah meal ($55) that starts with latkes, and proceeds to brisket and beyond. There are also a la carte potato latkes, topped with house-smoked trout, horseradish cream, pickled beets and shaved fennel ($15).
1701 Octavia St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

6. Miller's East Coast Delicatessen

1725 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Latkes are always on the menu at Miller’s, the faithful re-production of a Baltimore Jewish Deli. The fried and hearty pancakes are paired with a sweet and chunky applesauce reminiscent of apple pie innards, and a generous portion of sour cream.
1725 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

7. Beauty's Bagel Shop

3838 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Traditional potato latkes with house made organic apple sauce or creme fraiche are available by the dozen at Beauty’s Bagel Shop ($24). Amy Remsen and Blake Joffe will also be hosting a vegetarian Hanukkah dinner at Grand Lake Kitchen on Dec. 9, featuring braised seitan with root vegetables, chicory salad with delicate squash, and latkes, natch. More info on the dinner, here .
3838 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609

8. Grand Lake Kitchen

576 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
In addition to visiting chefs, Grand Lake Kitchen will have nightly Hanukkah dinners ($55) that include latkes topped with sour cream and applesauce, leading into brisket or black cod with roasted grapes, artichoke and cous cous.
576 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610

9. Foods by Risa and Sunday Supperings

576 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
Foods by Risa and Sunday Supperings will be hosting a dinner at Grand Lake Kitchen on December 15th. Their latkes come with Grandma Helen’s Red Hots applesauce and creme fraiche—a prelude to their pomegranate braised beef cheek entree with celery root Purée and buttered root vegetables. The whole dinner is $50. More info here .
576 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

10. House of Bagels

5030 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118
Crispy potato latkes ($1.05 each, $6.25 for three) are a mainstay at the House of Bagels, where you can also pick up matzo ball soup for a Hanukkah dinner.
5030 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118

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