Didn't get into the sold-out Latkepalooza but still want to enjoy the Chanukah treat without taking the time to make your own? Here's where to find them at restaurants in or near Center City.
Didn't get into the sold-out Latkepalooza but still want to enjoy the Chanukah treat without grating potatoes and heating up your skillet? Here is a list of restaurants in or near Center City offering latkes, most as part of their regular menus, some as a holiday-only special, as noted. Many more delis in the Northeast and the suburbs also prepare latkes on a regular basis.
1623 Sansom St., Philadelphia
Sunday-Thursday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
Latke accompany the salmon gravlax first course.
718 South St., Philadelpia; 267-909-8814
Daily 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m., and
Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia. (called Wursthaus Schmitz)
Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Love Park, 16th St. and JFK Boulevard. (No phone)
Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Closes 5 p.m. Christmas Eve, closed Dec. 25, closes 7 p.m. Dec. 26.)
A replica of the outdoor Christmas fairs held in many German town squares, features a booth serving potato panakes (German Grill/Weihnachtshütte) as well as other German foods.
Famous Fourth Street Delicatessen
700 S. 4th St., Philadelphia
Open daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
These latkes will stay with you.
1210 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia
Open Monday-Friday 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
Another German-style potato pancake.
Hershel's East Side Deli
Reading Terminal Market
Open Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fresh made in the skillet to order.
Honey's Sit 'n Eat
2101 South St., Philadelphia; 215-925-1150
Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-10 p.m, Sunday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
800 N. Fourth St., Philadelphia; 215-925-1150
Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., weekends 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where Jewish comfort food goes Down Home.
38 S. 19th St., Philadelphia.
Open weekdays 11 a.m.-9 p.m., weekends 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
New owners for what had been Famous Fourth Street's Center City outpost, but the food remains the same.
2301-03 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia
Monday, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Weekends 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Not on regular menu, but different latkes offered each night for Chanukah during "Eight Nights of Latke," Dec. 16-23, dinner only. Menorah lighting at the restaurant at 5:30 p.m.
18 S. 20th St., Philadelphia
Sunday 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
1521 Locust St., Philadelphia
Daily 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Managed by Louis Barson, owner of Hymie's in Merion and a number of other delis in the area.
926 South St., Philadelphia
Monday 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday 5:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Brunch Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Latkes served for Chanukah only.
237 St. James Pl., Philadelphia
Latkes usually aren't served, but are included in a first night of Chanukah five-course dinner menu offered on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Reservations highly recommended.
Also of note, Federal Donuts will be offering mini honey-dipped sufganiyot with raspberry jam (20 for $15) available by pre-order email only ([email protected]) from its Center City and Northern Liberties locations (1632 Sansom St. and 701 N. 7th St.)