Hanukkah brings in many traditions like spending time with loved ones, lighting the menorah, and taking a bite into some warm and deliciously crispy latkes. Below we’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots to grab some latkes in Los Angeles.
1. Canter’s Deli
This historical spot has been serving Angelenos since 1931. It’s so locally loved that it was in fact a personal favorite of Marilyn Monroe’s. With their delicious selection of fresh goods and the convenience of being opened 24 hours a day, we completely get her. Their famous crispy latkes are served with a side of apple sauce and sour cream. Check them out here!
Location: 📍417 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
2. The Milky Way
The Milky Way’s Leah “Lee Lee” (Spielberg) Adler’s restaurant has been a local institution for decades. Even after her passing, her family has continued her legacy and recipes. During Hanukkah, the beloved restaurant will be offering “latke kits” for $36, a dozen in each kit and includes fresh, house-made apple compote and sour cream through Door Dash. Learn more about them here!
Location: 📍9108 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
3. Charlie’s Kosher Delicatessen
This old-school counter-serve spot provides classic goods and dishes perfect for your Hanukah dinner Charlie’s Kosher Deli also offers regular, vegan, and vegetarian Latkes, so look no further because you’ll definitely find what you need at this spot! Full details here.
Location: 📍9124 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
4. Nate’n Al’s
Nate Rimer and Al Mendelson opened the doors of Nate’n Al’s decades ago. Now under the ownership of longtime customers Shelli and Irving Azoff, their legacy continues by providing deli classics, like their latkes, to generations of Angelenos—while still upholding their original promise, “quality ingredients, service with heart, and food we’re proud to share with our friends.” Order in person or online here!
Location: 📍414 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
5. Langer’s Delicatessen
This old-school deli has been serving up delicious pastrami sandwiches, warm latkes, and other yummy comfort food since 1947. With their selection of delicious food, it’s no wonder why it’s been the go-to spot for LA locals for decades. Learn more about them here!
Location: 📍704 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
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