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How to Celebrate Hanukkah in Austin

Eight nights of latkes

One of the cocktails from Kitty Cohen’s Hanukkah pop-up
One of the cocktails from Kitty Cohen’s Hanukkah pop-up
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It’s Hanukkah in Austin right now, rom Thursday, December 10 through Friday, December 18. Since holiday meals and celebrations are still very different amid the pandemic, there are a few Austin restaurants, bars, and organizations partaking in takeout Hanukkah meals, dishes, and even cocktails. Relatedly, Eater explored the city’s best Jewish foods.

Know of any Hanukkah takeout specials? Let Eater know through austin@eater.com

Drinks

Kitty Cohen’s
2211 Webberville Road, East Austin
The patio-friendly bar brought back its multi-day Hanukkah cocktail pop-up again this holiday season. The Get Lit bar features themed cocktails like two Manischewitz-based drinks and a Latke punch made with potato vodka and apple cider. Co-owner Josh Brownfield, who is Jewish himself, consulted his rabbi brother-in-law too. Partial proceeds will go towards the Shalom Jewish Community Center. It runs beyond the end of Hanukkah, too, ending on New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31. Some of the drinks will be available to-go via TabbedOut or in-person ordering.

Latkes

Congregation Agudas Achim
7300 Hart Lane, Northwest Hills
The Austin synagogue is offering pickup latkes for Hanukkah. A dozen latkes is $18, and gluten-free ones are $20. For $5, there’s (always needed) sour cream and apple sauce. Though the potato pancakes are already sold out for December 10 and 11, they’re still available for Wednesday, December 16. Place orders online.

Sixth & Waller
1108 East Sixth Street, East Austin
The East Austin Hotel restaurant is offering a takeout latke menu for the holidays. The potato pancakes are available with three topping: sour cream/apple; smoked salmon/cream cheese/capers; and pastrami/sauerkraut/Russian dressing. There’s also an optional themed cocktail made with vodka and cider. It’s available through Friday, December 18. Place pickup orders online.

Desserts

Lola’s Donuts
2406 Manor Road, Suite B, Cherrywood
The new doughnut shop from the Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop team is offering boxes of sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) for the holiday. There are $20 six-packs of either raspberry- or milk chocolate-mascarpone-filled doughnuts, or $40 boxes of 12 with both. Place orders online for Saturday and Sunday pickups.

Meals

Aba
1011 South Congress Avenue, Travis Heights
The Chicago-based Mediterranean restaurant is offering takeout Hanukkah meals through the length of the holiday. The meal includes brisket, matzo ball soup, latkes made with parmesan cheese and Brussels sprouts. It’s $48.95 per serving, with meal sizes ranging from two to six people. Pickup orders can be placed online; it’s available from Thursday, December 10 through Friday, December 18, 2 to 4 p.m.

Update, December 14, 11:34 a.m.: This guide, originally published on December 9, has been updated to include additional Hanukkah specials.

Aba [Austin]

1001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website

Kitty Cohen's

2211 Webberville Road, , TX 78702 Visit Website

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