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5 Delicious Hanukkah Desserts Around Westchester

Photo courtesy of Susan Lawrence Gourmet Foods

Celebrate the Jewish holiday with homemade babka, sufganiyot, rugelach, and more tasty treats from Westchester County’s top bakeries.

Celebrating Hanukkah includes eating traditional oily and fried food, then topping it all off with dessert! If you’ve done enough baking during quarantine and are over the whole fold, mix, preheat thing, there is a wealth of kosher-style desserts and Hanukkah favorites at your fingertips all across Westchester. So, Chag Sameach to you, yours, and your clean apron!

Chocolate & Cinnamon Babkas – Susan Lawrence Gourmet Foods

26 N Greeley Ave, Chappaqua; 914.238.8833

These classic European-style desserts are one of the most popular items here and boast the perfect proportion of filling to bread. Two flavors are available: chocolate or cinnamon.

Star of David Cookies – White Plains Bake Shoppe

466 Mamaroneck Av, White Plains; 914.997.8179

Along with other kosher desserts, classic Star of David cookies are in abundance here. This light and crunchy cookie with a lemony flavor is decoratively topped with royal blue icing and a yellow icing star. Also available are jelly donuts and square donuts filled with black raspberry jelly and topped with cinnamon powder.

Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts) – By the Way Bakery

574 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.478.0555

Enjoy baked, rather than fried traditional Hanukkah donuts that offer a light taste and are filled with luscious raspberry filling and topped off with powdered sugar as the final touch. Along with being kosher, these donuts are gluten- and dairy-free.

Photo by Nick Tarricone

Flourless Chocolate Cake – Baked By Susan

379 S. Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson; 914.862.0874

This popular Westchester bakery offers a kosher and gluten-free cake for all chocolate lovers. It’s a flourless best seller that provides a decadent and rich indulgence.

Photo courtesy of Baked By Susan

Rugelach – Chantilly Patisserie & Bakehouse

135 Parkway Rd, Bronxville; 914.771.9400

Here, this classic Jewish dessert is a sweet and velvety cookie meticulously filled with sublime raspberry jam. Find it at Chantilly Patisserie in Westchester.


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