Where To Eat Latkes in Philadelphia This Chanukah
Let’s face it, there’s only so much potato peeling and frying you can do during eight days of Chanukah celebrations. So why not try latkes from our local chefs and restaurateurs?
For the past 21 years, Terry Berch McNally has celebrated Chanukah at her London Grill gastropub in the Art Museum section of Center City. This year, her “8 Days of Latkes and Lights” event will feature a daily candle lighting at 5:30 p.m. and the essential latkes.
You can get your basics: potato, sour cream and applesauce. Or, be adventurous with toppings such as beet horseradish cream, caviar, smoked fish or beef tongue served pickled or braised.
“I love connecting the restaurant with my Jewish heritage,” McNally says.
She’s not alone. Here’s a list of some of the places around the city that will also be serving their variations on the traditional potato latke:
(Available only during the Chanukah season)
2301-2303 Fairmount Ave.
Eat London’s modern take on traditional latkes and light the candles with the owners.
Miss Rachel’s Pantry
1732 West Passyunk Ave.
In their cozy South Philly cafe, Miss Rachel’s will be offering sweet potato latkes as part of their weekend vegan brunch.
1804 Callowhill St.
Sabrina's will be serving traditional potato latkes at their Art Museum outpost with a twist on the toppings: apple pear and cranberry persimmon sauces as well as roasted garlic and dill sour cream. If you know Sabrina's, you know you need to try them!
926 South St.
Supper offers Chanukah spuds with your choice of apple chutney and sour cream or crispy chicken skin and fried onions.
237 Saint James Pl.
Chef Michael Solomonov pairs his latkes with salmon basturma and apple labaneh this season as part of a "Chanukah Mesibah" menu. The $48 price fixe meal also comes with five other courses, including sufganiyot. Advance reservations requested.
365 Days of Latkes
(These places serve potato pancakes all year long)
718 South St.
Brahhaus’s potato pancakes are simply seasoned to perfection.
1210 Frankford Ave.
Frankford Hall, a hip beer garden in Fishtown, serves German-style potato pancakes with an add-on for smoked salmon on the side.
Famous 4th Street Delicatessen
700 South 4th St.
38 South 19th St.
Mini latkes, big flavor. Be sure to ask for sides of apple sauce and sour cream!
Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat
800 North 4th St.
Not-your-average latke, Honey’s deep-fried, Southern style rendition comes in a triangular shape.
For the Love of Local Latkes,
The Bubbi Project