A Hanukkah feast from One Market Restaurant in San Francisco. (Photo/Courtesy One Market)
A Hanukkah feast from One Market Restaurant in San Francisco. (Photo/Courtesy One Market)

Hanukkah without the hassle: where to find latkes, sufganiyot and more around the Bay Area

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Latkes, sufganiyot, brisket, oh my… Here are 20 local establishments offering special dishes and meals for in-person, takeout and/or delivery, along with a selection of markets offering hot holiday food and grocery items.


Restaurants

Che Fico Alimentari

834 Divisadero St., San Francisco
(415) 416-6980

The popular Jewish-Italian restaurant is offering a first-night takeout feast for four ($275) with meat and vegetarian options. Braised brisket or butternut squash lasagna come with latkes, heirloom applesauce, housemade sour cream, roasted carrots, winter insalata, sesame challah, gelt and a bottle of Lambrusco or nonalcoholic beverage of your choice. These dishes are also available a la carte — though still portioned for four — plus an add-on dessert option of chocolate-hazelnut babka ($40).

Latkes from Canela Bistro & Wine Bar in San Francisco (Photo/Courtesy Canela)
Latkes from Canela Bistro & Wine Bar in San Francisco (Photo/Courtesy Canela)

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

2272 Market St., San Francisco
(415) 552-3000

A four-course Hanukkah menu ($69) will be available for pickup starting Dec. 7. It will include latkes, arroz caldoso (soupy rice), wild white fish with lemony chard salsa verde, poached potatoes, roasted carrots with labneh and sesame and black and white challah bread pudding with tres leches, dark and white chocolate. An optional fifth course of brisket and several wine pairings are available to add on. Plus, the meal includes a free reusable tote bag from BlueQ.

Delirama

1746 Solano Ave., Berkeley
(510) 647-9267

Delirama is known for its house-cured pastrami, and this year the Berkeley deli is offering it and several other unorthodox holiday items. Dishes include smoked whole chicken rubbed in Delirama’s signature pastrami spice ($30), smoked cherry-butter bone-in ham ($175), brisket ($260), pastrami tamales ($27), smoked chicken with pastrami rye waffles and maple syrup ($55), pastrami and rye stuffing ($35), spicy pastrami braised greens ($25), potato pancakes with applesauce and sour cream ($35), matzah ball soup ($35) and a vegan feast for two ($85) plus a number of vegetable sides and desserts. Preorder for pickup the last day of Hanukkah Dec. 15 or Christmas Eve Dec. 24.

Greens Restaurant

2 Marina Blvd., Fort Mason, Building A, San Francisco
(415) 771-6222

Vegetarian restaurant Greens is offering a plant-based Hanukkah menu with matzah ball soup ($22), latkes with Green Gulch applesauce ($15), roasted Brussels sprouts with feta mint sauce and pomegranate ($40), kale and apple salad ($45), cinnamon walnut or chocolate orange rugelach ($16), challah bread pudding ($28) and vegan apple cake ($36). Items are a la carte and must be ordered by Dec. 4 for pickup Dec. 7.

Grossman’s Noshery & Bar

308½ Wilson St., Santa Rosa

(707) 595-7707

A brisket dinner for two ($99) with horseradish cream, potato leek latkes, spinach salad with dates, feta and pistachios, pomegranate molasses-roasted carrots, challah and sufganiyot is available. Add other favorites like matzah ball soup ($12), chopped liver ($14), smoked and pickled fish board ($26) or rugelach ($2.50). Order by Dec. 3 for pickup Dec.7-14.

Hadeem

Buddy Bar, 3115 22nd St., San Francisco

Hadeem, a California-Jewish pop-up by Chef Spencer Horovitz, is offering a one-day only holiday bake sale. Items include everything schmaltz challah ($22), miso chocolate babka ($28), sufganiyot babka buns ($12) and char siu babka ($35). Preorder for pickup Dec. 5 from Buddy Bar.

Sufganiyot from Johnny Doughnuts. (Photo/File)
Sufganiyot from Johnny Doughnuts. (Photo/File)

Johnny Doughnuts

Multiple locations

Johnny Doughnuts is offering a Hanukkah gift box ($50) with a dozen mini wildberry Bismark doughnuts dusted in sugar and wrapped in fall twine. Order at least two days in advance for pickup or delivery Dec. 7-15 from locations in Larkspur, San Rafael, San Francisco and Santa Rosa.

Loquat

198 Gough St., San Francisco
(415) 932-6816

This bakery has a number of Jewish and Levantine-inspired pastries, including Hanukkah sufganiyot ($27) filled with strawberry and fig leaf jam. Preorder by Dec. 6 for Dec. 7-15 pickup. Other seasonal treats, like pine nut and bay leaf tart ($55), pumpkin babka ($28) and pistachio vanilla crumb cake with persimmon and huckleberries ($42) must be ordered at least 72 hours in advance.

Marla

208 Davis St., Santa Rosa
(707) 852-4098

Marla is offering four-count boxes of sufganiyot ($15) filled with either Meyer lemon cream or dulce de leche cream. The doughnuts come in a festive blue and gold box and are available for pickup Dec. 7-10 from locations in Healdsburg, San Francisco, Sebastopol and Santa Rosa.

Masse’s Pastries

1469 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
(510) 649-1004

This European-style bakery in Berkeley is offering sufganiyot filled with raspberry jelly, vanilla bean custard or lemon curd for preorder plus a “wild card” flavor that changes daily and is available for walk-in orders only. Preorder 48 hours in advance for pickup Dec. 7-10 and Dec. 15 or walk-in.

One Market Restaurant 

1 Market St., San Francisco
(415) 777-5577

A three-course Hanukkah menu will be available for $59 per person. Preorder by Dec. 6 for pickup Dec. 7-15. It will include matzah ball soup, smoked beef brisket, pomegranate molasses-glazed carrots and sufganiyot. Latkes with sour cream and house-made applesauce $12.95 additional. New York–style deli sandwiches from the Mark ’N Mike’s menu also will be available.

Pizzeria Delfina

Multiple locations
(415) 552-4055

Pizzeria Delfina is offering its classic gluten-free latkes with two different toppings: pear-quince conserva made with California fruit from Frog Hollow Farm and creme fraiche from Berkeley creamery Belfiore. Get a dozen ($38) or choose from the “miracle kit” ($54), which comes with a dozen latkes and both toppings, or the “let there be light” package, which includes a dozen latkes and both toppings plus a box of beeswax candles and a wood dreidel. Available for pickup Nov. 27-Dec. 15 from locations in San Francisco, Burlingame and Palo Alto.

Saul’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

1475 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
(510) 848-DELI

This year, the longtime East Bay Jewish deli will be offering four options for Hanukkah festivities. There will be daily candle lighting at 4:30 p.m. with games of dreidel and gelt, and Dec. 7-10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. there will be a Hanukkah block party with music, latkes, doughnuts, coffee tea, wine and a special holiday cocktail. Dinner reservations are available Dec. 7-10 and Dec. 14, and a takeout menu featuring latkes, brisket, roast chicken, veggie sides, sufganiyot, chocolate gelt and dreidels, available for pickup. Order 24 hours in advance.

Wise Sons

Multiple locations

Wise Sons’ Hanukkah menu includes multicourse feasts starring roast brisket ($142.50, serves four) or chicken ($105.50, serves four), challah, latkes with applesauce and sour cream and winter vegetables. There’s also a pastry box ($55) with cinnamon or chocolate babka, assorted rugelach and chocolate chip cookies plus a la carte basics like matzah balls ($6), chopped liver ($10) and sufganiyot ($22). Preorder by 9 a.m. two days prior for pickup or delivery Dec. 7-15 from three locations in San Francisco and Oakland and pop-ups in Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, Pleasanton, Portola Valley, San Rafael and Walnut Creek.


Markets and grocery stores

Afikomen Judaica in Berkeley has a selection of Hanukkah wares, including “guilt-free gelt” made with fair trade cocoa grown by family farmers in Ghana. Other items include menorahs, candles, dreidels, cookie cutters, books, games and toys. 3042 Claremont Ave., Berkeley.

Bi-Rite Market is offering Hanukkah specialties at both market locations in San Francisco. Items include latkes ($14), slow-cooked brisket ($34.99 per lb.), buttermilk kugel with golden raisins ($14.99), matzah ball soup ($11.99), chopped chicken liver ($9.99) and Star of David cookies ($7.99). Order at least 48 hours in advance.

Dayenu in San Francisco has gelt, menorahs, candles, dreidels and picture books. At the JCCSF, 3220 California St., S.F.

Draeger’s Market locations in Menlo Park, San Mateo, Danville and Los Altos have a Hanukkah menu featuring grilled chicken breast ($15.99), stuffed cornish game hens ($39), crown roast of lamb stuffed with couscous, tomatoes and feta cheese ($399), latkes ($6.99), brisket ($32.99), roasted salmon with thyme and shallots ($44.99), matzah ball soup ($8.99), chicken liver pate ($13.99), grilled plank salmon ($41.99) and latkes from their kitchen, as well as challah, appetizers and desserts.

Nugget Markets in Tiburon, Corte Madera, Novato and Sonoma will offer cooked Hanukkah meals and other holiday foods, including braised beef brisket, matzah ball soup, herbed butternut squash, green beans almondine, latkes and homemade applesauce. A la carte dishes and Hanukkah meals are available during the holiday. nuggetmarket.com

Market Hall Foods in Oakland and Berkeley will feature Jewish favorites from Dec. 6 to 10. Items include latkes, matzah ball soup, chopped liver, vegetable kugel, baked goods and a selection of entrees. Everything must be ordered two days in advance. Plus, beeswax and organic vegetable wax Hanukkah candles will be available until sold out. Some items will be available on site through Dec. 15. And for one day only, Dec. 9, Market Hall Bakery will have raspberry-filled sufganiyot until sold out.

Mollie Stone’s markets have Hanukkah meals available for pickup from any of the nine locations in the Bay Area. Meals serve eight and come with challah, matzah ball soup, chicken broth, latkes, applesauce, sour cream, roasted beet and feta salad, sweet kugel, an apple honey tart and choice of either brisket ($299) or roasted chicken ($249). Most items are also available a la carte. Order by 6 p.m. at least two days in advance, through Dec. 31.

Piedmont Grocery at 4038 Piedmont Ave. in Oakland will feature Hanukkah grocery items like brisket, latkes and matzo balls soup plus a selection of kosher wines.

Whole Foods Market locations will have cooked Hanukkah meals and other holiday foods, including roasted green beans, honey-roasted carrots, latkes, applesauce, matzah ball soup, red wine–braised brisket, honey-lemon roasted salmon and lemon-herb roasted bone-in chicken. Order at least 48 hours in advance for pickup Dec. 6-12.

Lea Loeb
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Lea Loeb

Lea Loeb is engagement reporter at J. She previously served as editorial assistant.