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December 7, 2020

Where to pre-order Hanukkah meals in Charlotte

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with latkes, knishes, and sufganiyot at home

Crispy potato cake at Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen. Photo by LunahZon

Hanukkah this year is December 10 through December 18, and like other holidays this year, our celebrations will look a little bit smaller. If you’re celebrating solo or with just your immediate family, there are a few places in Charlotte offering meals to-go and Hanukkah treats to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Here’s where to get Hanukkah meals and speciality items like latkes, black and white cookies, and sufganiyot (jelly filled donuts) this year. 

Rob Clement’s modern Jewish deli pop-up, Meshugganah, is offering pre-order latkes and mini knishes for pick-up at Free Range Brewing Saturday, December 12. Latke options include: classic potato, sweet potato, and root vegetable by the dozen or half dozen with an add-on of either Hendersonville chunky applesauce or sour cream. Mini knish options include classic potato, pimento cheese, and broccoli and cheddar by the dozen and half dozen with an add-on of Lusty Monk spicy brown mustard. Prices are $18 per dozen and $10 per half dozen; latkes and knishes come frozen with reheating instructions. Pre-order deadline December 7. Snacks will also be available for purchase during pick-up including black and white cookies, sufganiyot, and other Hanaukkah staples. 

On December 15 from 6:30 to 9 P.M. Meshugganah will host its first annual Latkepalooza at Devil’s Logic Brewing. The walk-up only menu includes latkes and sufganiyot. Latke choices are: Classic potato with sour cream, chive, and an option of trout roe; sweet potato with cider-braised Krenz Ranch beef and pickled apples; and root vegetable with Devil’s Logic braised cabbage and horseradish cream. Sufganiyot choices are raspberry jam dusted with sugar, PB&J filled with raspberry jam and topped with peanut butter glaze, and apple butter dusted with cinnamon sugar.

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen 
Rather than requiring pre-order, Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen is offering a Hanukkah menu available for same day ordering before 11 A.M. through their Family Table Meals. Options include black bass with cilantro chili butter, braised brisket with caramelized onions and fennel (24-hour notice required), crispy potato cake with housemade applesauce and sour cream, and ginger cookie sandwich with caramel filling. Most items can be ordered individually or family-style with delivery options in Charlotte, Fort Mill, Gastonia, and surrounding areas; prices $6-$50. 

Table & Twine
Table & Twine is offering Hanuakkah meal packages for groups of 6, 10, and 14 for pick-up or delivery between December 8 through December 11. Meals include: matzo ball soup, braised brisket, sweet glazed roasted green top carrots, crispy potato latkes, sweet noodle kugel, challah rolls, and cinnamon apple cake. Prices $225-$299. 

La-tea-da’s Catering
La-tea-da’s Catering will serve meal packages for two or four people that include: holiday cheese ball and crackers, “chilled” holiday salad, choice of brisket or salmon, potato latkes, charmoula cauliflower and brussel sprouts, and an assortment of chocolate honey-nut rugelach, sugar cookies, and mini jelly filled doughnuts. Prices $50-$95 with add-ons available. You can also order individual meals for $18. Pick-up options are December 9-12 or December 16-19 from 11:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

Your Mom’s Donuts 
Starting December 9 through December 18, Your Mom’s Donuts will have holiday donuts including sufganiyot. The jelly filled donut and other selections can be pre-ordered online by the dozen, half dozen, and individual; prices $3.75-$27.

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