With Hanukkah less than a week away, it’s time to put away the pie tin and bring out the dreidel and menorah. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah commemorates the miracle of a small bit of oil lasting eight nights instead of just one. Tradition is to eat foods cooked in oil to celebrate this miracle.
In 2020, Hanukkah runs from the evening of Thursday, December 10 through the Friday, December 18. To make the preparations a little simpler, lots of Detroit-area businesses are currently taking orders for seasonal Hanukkah treats like sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), latkes, and challah for the dinner table. To get in on the oily action, here are enough treats to make each night special.
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Where to get a full Hanukkah feast
Frame (23839 John R Rd. #2, Hazel Park) — Chef Michael Barrera is putting together Hanukkah dinner kits to help families host feasts at home. Each kit includes the holiday’s most famed foods: latkes, applesauce, brisket, knishes, challah, and decorated sugar cookies. It even comes with a wooden dreidel and chocolate gelt, so you can play a game after your feast. The kit does require some cooking, as the latke mix comes raw and ready to patty and fry at home. Each kit costs $65 and feeds two. You can order them online for pickup on Wednesday, December 16.
Lady of the House (1426 Bagley St., Detroit) — Let Lady of the House play chef this year to your Hanukkah celebration. Their holiday meal includes brisket bourguignon, celery root and parsnip latkes, pomegranate citrus salad, and cranberry sufganiyot to bring back Thanksgiving memories. You can order the full feast or a la carte whitefish salad, latkes, or sufganiyot. Place orders online for pickup.
Stage Deli (6873 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield) — Offering both a brunch and dinner for Hanukkah, this Jewish deli has you covered for a celebration anytime of the day. The dinner features brisket or herb roasted chicken, mini latkes, chicken noodle soup, and more. Mini latkes also find their way onto the brunch menu, along with lox, tuna, egg salad, and bagels. Place an order online for takeout or delivery (available only on Saturday, December 12).
Steve’s Deli (6646 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills) — Just for Hanukkah, you can get 50 percent off a dozen latkes when you purchase a dozen at regular price. Stock up at the beginning of the week to have more than enough latkes for each night of the holiday. They are also offering a Hanukkah tray for six people with sandwich fixings, latkes, and cookies. Make sure to print out the coupons and bring them in when picking up your order. Call 248-932-0800.
Where to find latkes
Nosh Pit (2995 Yemans St., Hamtramck) — Grab a vegan meal, including Jewish deli favorites like a reuben or a potato, beet, and carrot latke (also served as a sandwich). For Hanukkah Nosh Pit will offer a special of matzoh ball soup to warm you up. Order online for curbside pickup or for delivery via Uber Eats, Grubhub, Doordash, and Postmates.
Polish Village (2990 Yemans St., Hamtramck) — This Hamtramck restaurant features Polish favorites, including traditional potato pancakes (placki ziemniaczane) served with sour cream on the side. You can either get an order of eight appetizer-sized pancakes or go for the huge Hungarian pancake covered in a pork or veggie goulash for a heartier entrée. Place orders online or call it in. This spot offers pickup and in-house delivery throughout metro Detroit.
Siegel’s Deli (3426 E West Maple Rd., Commerce Charter Twp) — This traditional Jewish delicatessen serves sides of potato latkes in addition to sandwiches and homemade deli dinners like brisket and cabbage rolls. You can order delivery via Grubhub.
Three Brothers Restaurant (8825 General Dr., Plymouth) — On Fridays, this Polish restaurant in Plymouth features potato pancakes as a daily special. You can also pick up some pan-fried pierogi filled with either cheese, potato, or sauerkraut to go with your fried potato meal. Open for carryout and curbside service, place orders online or call ahead.
Zingerman’s Delicatessen (422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor) — The Zingerman’s kitchen crew goes into “full-on latke production mode” during Hanukkah, making thousands of crispy latkes for those wanting a taste of tradition. Served with sour cream or applesauce, you can order latkes online or by phone at 734-663-3354 (no in-person ordering) for carryout, delivery, or outdoor seating.
Where to find challah, babka and other baked goods
Avalon International Breads (Multiple locations) — Since 1997, this bakery has been providing the Detroit community with fresh baked bread, pastries, and more. With several Southeast Michigan locations, you can place orders online (or via Grubhub) for challah, croissants, cookies, sandwiches, and more.
Bake Station (Multiple locations) — Nut-free, dairy-free, and kosher, this bakery is perfect for anyone with allergies. Grab a loaf of traditional challah or choose from varieties like raisin, apple cinnamon, or onion. Stop by either location in Southfield or Farmington Hills (closed Saturdays) to grab some fresh bread and pastries.
Bread by Crispelli’s (931 N Main St., Royal Oak) — Crispelli’s is the home to all manner of fresh baked pizzas, sandwiches, and breads. You can pick up fresh baked loaf of challah, ciabatta, and cinnamon marble at this Royal Oak bakery. They also offer pastries like cookies, croissants, and danishes.
Dakota Bread (6879 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield Township) — Known for its challah which is baked daily, this kosher bakery is selling special apple, raisin, or chocolate chip loaf throughout the week. Dakota Bread is even making special menorah-shaped challahs and cookies just for the Festival of Lights, so add some edible decoration to your table this year. Place orders online for pickup or delivery, or stop by the shop in West Bloomfield Monday-Friday.
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