Hanukkah Food Hacks

What can be more festive than delicious holiday specialties made from scratch? For many of us, that is a voyeuristic pleasure, to be enjoyed in a magazine. Real life does not play out that way. Lack of time or attention span is no reason not to enjoy preparing your own Hanukkah treats. Here are some easy shortcuts that will help you fill your home with the aromas and flavors of homemade delicacies.

Latkes (Potato Pancakes) Photo: Jacob Kaplan-Moss https://www.flickr.com/photos/jacobian/

Photo: Jacob Kaplan-Moss.


An easy shortcut to fresh homemade latkes is purchasing frozen shredded potatoes, or hash browns, and frozen diced onions. [Read more…]


This unparalleled celebration of the latke features gourmet versions of the Hanukkah delicacy by renowned chefs from some of Philadelphia’s top restaurants. Take a gastronomical journey and experience the culinary creativity of Circles Thai, Estia, Frankford Hall, Jones, Kanella, Mission Taqueria, Sabrina’s CafeŽ and Tria Taproom. Savor sufganiyot (Hanukkah donuts) by Federal Donuts, and enjoy beverages by Canada Dry Delaware Valley Bottling Company.

While you tantalize your taste buds, groove to live music by the acclaimed Philadelphia kids band The Plants. For the younger set, there are also children’s Hanukkah crafts and balloon artistry.

General Admission: $20
Ages 2-12: $15
Under 2: free

Register here or call 215-545-4400.

Latkepalooza always sells out!