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Celebrate Hannukah With Dishes and Drinks From These Austin Restaurants

Eight nights of latkes

A blue cocktail.
A Hanukkah cocktail from Kitty Cohen’s.
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Hanukkah in Austin is coming up soon, from Sunday, December 18 through Monday, December 26. 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.

Drinks & Pop-Ups

Kitty Cohen’s
2211 Webberville Road, East Austin
The patio-friendly bar brought back its multi-week Hanukkah cocktail pop-up again this holiday season. The Get Lit bar features themed cocktails. Co-owner Josh Brownfield, who is Jewish himself, consulted his rabbi brother-in-law for the pop-up. New to this year’s celebrations will be a JewBoy Burgers pop-up (Monday, December 19) and Hanukkah cookies and rugelach by pastry chef Amanda RockmanPartial proceeds will go towards Shalom Austin.
Dates: Friday, December 1 through Friday, December 30


Lola’s Donuts
2406 Manor Road, Cherrywood
The doughnut shop is slinging sufganiyot, Israeli jelly doughnuts, for Hanukkah, available by the dozen or half dozen. There are strawberry jam-filled ones, as well as Nutella and apple-butter ones.
Dates: Throughout December
How to Book: Orders can be placed online for pickups.


Bread & Zest
The bakery service is offering several Hanukkah specials, including latkes and a Hanukkah package with challah, dolmas, and more.
How to Book: Online

Rosen’s Bagel Co.
11101 Burnet Road, North Burnet
The Austin bagel shop is making latkes, challah, and black and white cookies for the holiday, plus it’ll sell small babkas from Babka ATX. This is alongside its bagel, schmear, and fish-ish array. Also on offer are bagels, schmears, smoked whitefish, a smoked fish crazing board, lox, and babka from the bakery service Babka ATX.
Dates: Pickups take place Sunday, December 18 through Saturday, December 24.
How to Book: Online

1011 South Congress Avenue, Travis Heights
The Chicago-based Mediterranean restaurant will offer dine-in Hanukkah specials this holiday. This includes parmesan-potato-Brussels-sprout latkes and shawarma-spiced brisket.
Dates: Sunday, December 18 through Monday, December 26
How to Book: Online or over the phone at (737) 273-0199

Dinners & Parties & Events

Midnight in the Garden
To be disclosed after buying tickets
Austin chefs Amanda Rockman and Laura Sawicki are joining forces to host two Hanukkah dinners with the lauded pop-up with a multi-course meal. It’s $200 per person, and the meals take place.
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11 at 6:45 p.m.

Temple Beth Shalom
7300 Hart Lane, South Austin
Members and guests of the Austin synagogue can go to its Hanukkah party, with lots of holiday food like latkes and sufganiyot from the catering company Royal Fig Catering, music, and activities.
Date: Sunday, December 18, 5 to 8 p.m.

Bad Larry Burger Club
Little Brother, 89 Rainey Street, Downtown
The hella fun burger pop-up is celebrating Hanukkah as part of its month-long holiday stint at sibling spot Little Brother/Bummer Burrito. It’ll include rye-and-blue shots and a collaboration burger with Chilly’s Phillys.
Date: Monday, December 19

Shalom Austin
Kitty Cohen’s, 2211 Webberville Road, East Austin
The Jewish community organization is taking advantage of Kitty Cohen’s Hanukkah pop-up (see above) by hosting a party through its young adult division group 3Sixty Club. Tickets for the Mazel Ball are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and free for members.
Date: Saturday, December 24, 9 to 11 p.m.

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Little Brother

89 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 305-3133 Visit Website

Rosen's Bagel Co.

11101 Burnet Road, , TX 78758 (512) 487-5027 Visit Website

Aba [Austin]

1001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website

Kitty Cohen's

2211 Webberville Road, , TX 78702 Visit Website