Where to get takeout in NYC for Hanukkah 2023


Break out the menorah and the dreidels because Hanukkah is nearly here. The Jewish Festival of Lights, which lasts eight days and eight nights, runs from December 7 to December 15 this year. Many hosts dread the preparation needed to whip together a big meal for Hanukkah, especially after cooking Thanksgiving dinner only a few weeks before. Here are some New York City restaurants that would happily take the stress out of Hanukkah this year, from a smorgasbord of Jewish culinary classics from Katz’s Deli to swanky caviar potato latkes from Caviar Russe.

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Katz’s Delicatessen
205 East Houston Street, Lower East Side
NYC’s world-famous Katz’s Deli is offering a smorgasbord of Jewish culinary classics for the holiday. The meal package, priced at $175 and suitable for four people, includes one pound of hand-carved pastrami, one pound of hand-carved brisket, two quarts of matzoh ball soup, one quart of full sour pickles, a half-loaf of seedless rye bread, four square knishes, eight mini latkes, one pound of housemade noodle kugel, an eight-ounce jar of mustard, and one chocolate babka. Place an order here.

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228 Flatbush Avenue, Park Slope
Celebrate Hanukkah with a delicious meal package from Park Slope’s BKLYN LARDER. The restaurant has everything you need, from traditional potato latkes to sufganiyot. You can also pick up dreidels and gelt. All of the prepared foods arrive cold and include instructions for reheating. Take a look at the offerings here.

Catering orders must be placed at least 48 hours ahead of your desired delivery date. Local delivery is available in Brooklyn and Queens within a seven-mile radius of BKLYN LARDER for $7.99 (delivery is free for orders for $50). Delivery to all other boroughs is available for $40 by emailing [email protected].

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Caviar Russe
538 Madison Avenue, Midtown
Caviar Russe is offering a swanky twist on traditional Hanukkah potato latkes. Known for being the supplier of world-class caviar to some of the world’s top restaurants, Caviar Russe is celebrating the festival of lights by offering a super-sized potato latke topped with one ounce of classic Osetra caviar, crème fraiche, and egg jam. The special latke costs $95 and is available by pre-ordering within 24 hours of the desired delivery date. Contact [email protected] to place an order.

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2nd Avenue Deli
162 East 33rd Street, Midtown East
Midtown East’s 2nd Avenue Deli has a heaping 10-person Hanukkah feast available. For $475, customers get an assortment of holiday classics, including latkes, knishes, pastrami, jelly donuts (sufganiyot), and much, much more. The holiday menu includes the deli’s famous “Instant Heart Attack Sandwich,” which features a generous portion of meat nestled between two large potato pancakes. You can take a look at the full meal package here. 2nd Avenue Deli offers nationwide shipping through Goldbelly.

Liebman’s Kosher Deli
552 West 235th Street, the Bronx

Liebman’s, the only remaining Jewish deli in the Bronx, is offering a variety of meal packages to help you enjoy Hanukkah. Customers can get “The Jewish Grandma” for $379.95 plus tax, a massive meal for ten people that includes two appetizers, two sides, and two mains, as well as all of their other menu offerings a la carte. Cold cuts and sandwich platters range from $229.95 to $699.95 depending on how many guests. Liebman’s catering menu can be found here.

Russ & Daughters
179 East Houston Street, Lower East Side

Russ & Daughters, which has served bagels and lox on the Lower East Side for over 110 years, is perfect for any day of the week, but even more so on Hanukkah. Available via Goldbelly for $199, the Chanukah Deluxe package includes 12 potato latkes, one pound of Scottish smoked salmon, eight ounces of crème fraiche, and a 125-gram tin of wild Alaskan salmon roe.

Pastrami Queen
1125 Lexington Avenue, Upper East Side
Pastrami Queen, one of the city’s oldest Jewish delis, is a great choice for a mouthwatering Hanukkah meal. The beloved establishment sells soup by the quart, pastrami sandwich kits, knishes, rugelach, deli meat by the pound, and more, all available for delivery on Goldbelly, Toasttab, and Seamless.

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120 Hudson Street, Tribeca
Bubby’s wants to add a dish to your Hanukkah dinner table. The beloved Tribeca eatery has potato latkes with apple sauce, caramelized onions, smoked salmon, and crème fraiche. The special latkes will be available on Bubby’s dinner menu and as part of its 12 Days of Brunch specials.

2245 Broadway, Upper West Side
Located on the Upper West Side, Zabar’s is a 90-year-old gourmet grocery store specializing in Jewish cuisine. The store offers three types of Hanukkah packages, each containing an assortment of treats like cookies, babka, chocolate coins (gelt), rugelach, and more. The kits also contain dreidels, candles, and even a mini menorah. For $149, get a “Lot A’ Latkes Box,” which includes one pound of Zabar’s famous potato latkes, homemade apple sauce, Hanukkah cookies, gelt, and dreidels.

Barney Greengrass
541 Amsterdam Avenue, Upper West Side
The Upper West Side’s Barney Greengrass, also known as “The Sturgeon King,” has served New Yorkers for more than 100 years. The beloved food store sells packages of six potato latkes for $19.50 each, a perfect addition to any Hanukkah dinner. For local deliveries within the five boroughs or to pick up at the store, you can call 212-724-4707.

Ben’s Deli
Ben’s Hanukkah family dinner for six package costs $174.99 and includes two quarts of chicken noodle soup with seven matzoh balls, one quart of a side salad, one pound of rye bread, and one main dish (selection of three whole chickens with stuffing or two-and-a-half pounds of brisket for an extra $10). Customers who buy three dozen latkes get one dozen free, and an additional 25 percent off each additional dozen.

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PJ Bernstein
1215 3rd Avenue, Upper East Side
Upper East Side deli PJ Bernstein is rolling out a special Hanukkah menu for catering, delivery, takeout, and in-person dining. Highlights include a special prix fixe menu with mixed green salad, matzoh ball soup, brisket with mini latkes, kasha varnishka, gravy, apple sauce, and mini danishes. Additional items include the deli’s famous potato latkes, baked knishes, smoked sturgeon, whitefish salad, roasted chicken, baked sweet potato, egg barley, chocolate rugelach, and challah bread.

Breads Bakery
Breads Bakery, known for its mouthwatering babka, is selling a variety of meal packages this Hanukkah. You can get a dozen sufganiyot for $39, with an option for strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, and tiramisu fillings. A dozen potato latkes cost $27 and come with sour cream and house-made apple sauce.

Customers can also purchase the bakery’s signature babka for $17.50 which feeds four to six, and a half or dozen chocolate rugelach for $14 and $25.50. Breads Bakery has locations in Union Square, Rockefeller Center, Lincoln Square, Upper East Side, and Bryant Park. You can place an order here.

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Li-Lac Chocolates
Manhattan’s Li-Lac Chocolates has served New Yorkers and tourists alike for 100 years, making it the borough’s oldest chocolate house. Its chocolates are handmade daily in its Brooklyn factory using the same techniques and equipment as when it first opened in 1923. The chocolatier offers a few gift options for Hanukkah, including dreidels filled with gelt, a 20-piece Hanukkah chocolate gift box, a chest of gelt, and menorah pops.

Li-Lac has store locations in Industry City, Greenwich Village, Bleecker Street, Chelsea Market, Hudson Yards, and Grand Central Market. They also offer shipping to the United States and Canada via FedEx.



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