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Where to Find the Best Hanukkah Eats in Houston

Top-notch latkes, comforting matzo ball soup, and more classic holiday dishes await at these beloved eateries

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Hanukkah treats from Three Brothers Bakery
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Just as the seats at the dining table cool from Thanksgiving, the eight days of Hanukkah are upon us. In lieu of slaving away over latkes for the entire brood this year, let the experts take the reins this holiday and bring time-honored traditions and themed sweet treats to your dinner table.

Whether it’s a complete feast of roasted chicken with dressing, comforting kugel, or delicately-decorated cookies to add to your dessert spread, here are some of the top spots to score tasty eats for Hanukkah.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Three Brothers Bakery

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4606 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 522-2253
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Dipped cookies are made holiday-ready at Three Brothers Bakery, with pops of bright blue icing and sprinkles and decorated with menorahs, dreidels and Hanukkah stars. Celebrating both Hanukkah and Christmas? The Chrismukkah cake is a fun and festive balance of both holidays in one cake. Visit 3brothersbakery.com to order online.

2. Katz's Deli & Bar

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616 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 521-3838
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This famous late night destination which “never kloses” has plenty of Hanukkah must-haves on its menu, available at all hours, including latkes, matzo ball soup, potato knish, kugel and roasted chicken with dressing. Visit katzneverkloses.com to order online.

3. Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen

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2327 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 871-8883
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No matter how big or small the Hanukkah celebration, find suitable provisions from Kenny & Ziggy’s. On the Festival of “De-Lights” menu, there are well-stocked deli platters complete with chopped liver and franks in a blanket, family dinners of matzo ball soup, apricot-roasted chickens and brisket, and packages of lox and latkes for 6-8 people. Call 713-871-8883 to place pre-orders 24-hours in advance of pick-up.

4. Common Bond Bistro & Bakery

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1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-3535
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Waiting in line for freshly baked bread and pastries from Common Bond has practically become a pastime for many Houstonians, and for good reason. For Hanukkah, find picture-perfect challah loaves for $6.50 each and challah rolls ($6 for a dozen) at all Common Bond bistro locations. Visit commonbondcafe.com to order online for pick-up or delivery.

5. Paulie's

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1834 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 807-7271
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The intricately-decorated signature shortbread cookies at Paulie’s feature menorahs, Stars of David and dreidels and are available for pre-order (for $3.75 each) or can be found in the cookie case at the restaurant between December 11th and 18th (for $3.50 each). Call 713-807-7271 to pre-order.

6. UB Preserv

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1609 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(346) 406-5923
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As part of UB Preserv’s new late night offerings, chef Nick Wong will team up with Sasha Grumman (former executive chef at Rosalie) to collaborate on a special Hanukkah-themed menu, available on December 17th from 10 pm to 1 am for dine-in, delivery and takeout.

7. Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe

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3600 Kirby Dr # D
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 522-9999
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In addition to hand-decorated butter cookies in a slew of bright blue Hanukkah designs, Dessert Gallery is offering a new Interfaith gingerbread decorating kit featuring four freshly baked gingerpeople cookies, along with red, blue and white icing and sprinkles. Visit dessertgallery.com to order.

8. New York Deli & Coffee Shop

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9720 Hillcroft St
Houston, TX 77096
(713) 723-5879
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Best known for its famed house-made bagels and timeless deli traditions, New York Deli & Coffee Shop offers up some necessary noms for Hanukkah as well. There is freshly baked challah with butter and jelly and chopped liver, coleslaw, potato salad are available by the pound. Call 713-723-5879 to pre-order.

1. Three Brothers Bakery

4606 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

Dipped cookies are made holiday-ready at Three Brothers Bakery, with pops of bright blue icing and sprinkles and decorated with menorahs, dreidels and Hanukkah stars. Celebrating both Hanukkah and Christmas? The Chrismukkah cake is a fun and festive balance of both holidays in one cake. Visit 3brothersbakery.com to order online.

4606 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

2. Katz's Deli & Bar

616 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

This famous late night destination which “never kloses” has plenty of Hanukkah must-haves on its menu, available at all hours, including latkes, matzo ball soup, potato knish, kugel and roasted chicken with dressing. Visit katzneverkloses.com to order online.

616 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

3. Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen

2327 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

No matter how big or small the Hanukkah celebration, find suitable provisions from Kenny & Ziggy’s. On the Festival of “De-Lights” menu, there are well-stocked deli platters complete with chopped liver and franks in a blanket, family dinners of matzo ball soup, apricot-roasted chickens and brisket, and packages of lox and latkes for 6-8 people. Call 713-871-8883 to place pre-orders 24-hours in advance of pick-up.

2327 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

4. Common Bond Bistro & Bakery

1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Waiting in line for freshly baked bread and pastries from Common Bond has practically become a pastime for many Houstonians, and for good reason. For Hanukkah, find picture-perfect challah loaves for $6.50 each and challah rolls ($6 for a dozen) at all Common Bond bistro locations. Visit commonbondcafe.com to order online for pick-up or delivery.

1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

5. Paulie's

1834 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

The intricately-decorated signature shortbread cookies at Paulie’s feature menorahs, Stars of David and dreidels and are available for pre-order (for $3.75 each) or can be found in the cookie case at the restaurant between December 11th and 18th (for $3.50 each). Call 713-807-7271 to pre-order.

1834 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

6. UB Preserv

1609 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

As part of UB Preserv’s new late night offerings, chef Nick Wong will team up with Sasha Grumman (former executive chef at Rosalie) to collaborate on a special Hanukkah-themed menu, available on December 17th from 10 pm to 1 am for dine-in, delivery and takeout.

1609 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

7. Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe

3600 Kirby Dr # D, Houston, TX 77098

In addition to hand-decorated butter cookies in a slew of bright blue Hanukkah designs, Dessert Gallery is offering a new Interfaith gingerbread decorating kit featuring four freshly baked gingerpeople cookies, along with red, blue and white icing and sprinkles. Visit dessertgallery.com to order.

3600 Kirby Dr # D
Houston, TX 77098

8. New York Deli & Coffee Shop

9720 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77096

Best known for its famed house-made bagels and timeless deli traditions, New York Deli & Coffee Shop offers up some necessary noms for Hanukkah as well. There is freshly baked challah with butter and jelly and chopped liver, coleslaw, potato salad are available by the pound. Call 713-723-5879 to pre-order.

9720 Hillcroft St
Houston, TX 77096

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