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Westchester Restaurants and Caterers Serve Fabulous Hanukkah Dinners

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Whether you’re planning dine-in or takeout, get all your favorite Hanukkah dishes without any of the prep work this festival season.

Not many local restaurants celebrate the Festival of Lights, but a few do, and we absolutely love them for it. Here’s where to find the most delicious Hanukkah dinners and catering options in Westchester County.

Hanukkah Restaurant Menus

Apiary

157 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont; 914.834.3572

This welcoming and cozy café cooks up modern renditions of our favorite Hanukkah recipes, including grass-fed brisket, soy- and ginger-glazed salmon, and herb-roasted whole chicken. Aside from entrées, Apiary also offers Hanukkah-themed sides, such as mini potato latkes with apple sauce (can be made GF), roasted root vegetables with sage, and tempura-fried artichokes. Soups include lentil and matzoh ball. Pro tip: Don’t miss the homemade chocolate babka.

 

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The Greekish

273 Halstead Ave, Harrison; 914.732.3333
8 N Broadway, Nyack; 845.353.1200

Don’t let the name fool you: Chef Constantine Kalandranis is embracing “Hanukkah-ish” cuisine with “8 Crazy Nights of Hanukkah,” taking place from November 28 to December 5 at his restaurants in Harrison and Nyack. Kick off your celebration with Greek appetizers (pita, tzatziki, hummus, Greekish salad, stuffed grape leaves), followed by the Hanukkah dish of the night (call ahead since it changes daily), including traditional shabbat meals like 24-hour brisket and mushrooms or more Greek-inspired dishes like vegetarian moussaka. Other entrees include pan-roasted salmon, branzino, whole butterflied lemon chicken, slow-cook oxtails in polenta, and cavatelli and chicken liver ragu. Enjoy this Hanukkah-ish meal in-house or opt for a take-home box ($56) that feeds four. (Note: These meals are not Kosher.)

Six Thirteen

108 Prospect St, Stamford; 203.614.8777

Just over the county line in Stamford, you’ll find this OU Certified Kosher restaurant with a year-round shabbat catering menu. Here, the possibilities for Hanukkah dinners out are endless. Consider entrées of chicken schnitzel or pargiot, London broil, rack of lamb, rib-eye steak, salmon, and brisket prepared smoked or French onion. Prefer to dine at home? Shabbat takeout packages serve four and come with challah, two quarts of soup (matzoh ball, chicken vegetable), choice of salad (cole slaw, cucumber, deviled egg salad), roasted or grilled veggies, jasmine rice or roasted potatoes, and fresh-baked cookies.

 

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Our Favorite Hanukkah Caterers

Epstein’s of Hartsdale

387 N Central Ave, Hartsdale; 914.428.5320

As Epstein’s of Hartsdale notes at the top of its Hanukkah catering menu, “we’ll do all the work and give you all the credit.” For those who would rather not cook a multi-course meal on top of the stress of the holidays, Epstein’s makes Hanukkah dinners easy with a traditional approach focusing on Kosher, home-style recipes. A wide variety of authentic Jewish appetizers, soups, entrées, and sides are on offer, plus favorite desserts like rugelach, honey cake, and sponge cake.

Susan Lawrence Gourmet Foods

26 N Greeley Ave, Chappaqua; 914.238.8833

Susan Lawrence doesn’t miss a holiday, and Hanukkah is no exception. Throughout the week, plenty of extra-special specials will be on hand, from potato pancakes and Hanukkah-themed cookies to exquisitely wrapped gifts and, of course, the not-to-be-missed babka selections.

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Hanukkah dreidel gift | Photo courtesy of Susan Lawrence Gourmet Foods

Taylored Menus Café and Catering

101 Castleton St, Pleasantville; 914.741.5410

Taylored Menus Catering has served the Westchester area for over 20 years, and this year it offers Hanukkah shabbat dinner. Appetizers include the signature mini latkes prepared as traditional, sweet potato, gluten-free, or with zucchini. Braised first-cut brisket comes with caramelized onion gravy, the salmon is potato crusted, and the whole chicken entrée is roasted with lemon and herbs. Expect traditional sides like kasha varnishkas, noodle kugel, and pearl couscous with roasted eggplant, feta, and garbanzo beans. Allow a 48-hour notice when ordering for pickup or delivery (for a fee).

 

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