Celebrate Hanukkah in Atlanta with recipes, sufganiyot and more

Latkes, also commonly called potato pancakes. (Roberto Rodriguez/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

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Latkes, also commonly called potato pancakes. (Roberto Rodriguez/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Find out where to get sufganiyot, how to make latkes

The Jewish Festival of Lights kicks off on Nov. 28. Read on for latke making tips from local chefs, the best places to find sufganioyt and more.

Recipes and cooking tips

•Chef Bruce Bogartz shares his tips for Hanukkah cooking with AJC food editor Ligaya Figueras, including the best way to make latkes (Hint: Try using baked potatoes).

•The General Muir’s Todd Ginsberg shows us how to make the perfect potato latke:

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Watch our step-by-step video tutorial with The General Muir’s Todd Ginsberg to find out how to up your latke game this year.

•Dress up the traditional Hanukkah latke with lox, parsnips and a variety of other ingredients with these recipes.

•Dig into some classic Jewish recipes with a twist from Zahav chef Michael Solomonov’s cookbook, “Israeli Soul” and “Jewish-ish” from Jake Cohen.

•One metro Atlanta family has been cooking Hanukkah dinner together for years -- they share some of their classic recipes, including baked chicken and potato onion latkes here.

•Alon Balshan, owner of Alon's, shares his recipe for chocolate babka and cheese borekas, and shows us how to make the restaurant's famous sufganiyot in this video.

Speaking of sufganiyot...

Where to find sufganiyot in metro Atlanta

Variations on traditional round, fried, jelly-filled doughnuts, normally covered in powdered sugar, can be found with the traditional berry jam or with different flavors if you're looking to try something new:

Alon’s. The bakery has doughnuts with the traditional strawberry jelly as well as custard, dulce de leche, chocolate and raspberry. Looking for other Hanukkah treats? Alon’s has a selection of dishes for the holiday including potato latkes, boreka bites and kugel.

Locations in Morningside, Buckhead and Dunwoody. alons.com/

Aziza. The West Midtown Israeli restaurant is offering both jelly and chocolate-filled sufganiyot as part of its larger Hanukkah package. The meal kit for six ($240) includes challah, latkes, salatim and an assortment of sufganiyot with flavors including chocolate and spiced pomegranate raspberry jam.

1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404-968-9437, aziza-restaurant.com/

Dough in the Box. You’ll find the traditional strawberry jelly-filled in additional to several other flavors including apple and lemon.

Locations in Marietta, Austell and Atlanta. doughinthebox.com/

The General Muir. The restaurant will have a limited number of apple butter-filled sufganiyot tossed in sugar -- pre-ordering is recommended. The General Muir will also offer a range of a la carte items.

1540 Avenue Place, Atlanta, 678-927-9131 and 6405 Blue Stone Road, Sandy Springs, 404-255-3000. thegeneralmuir.com/

Sarah Doughnuts. Offers doughnuts with strawberry, lemon and raspberry filling, as well as Bavarian and white cream.

Locations in Decatur, Roswell, Johns Creek, Norcross, Suwanee and Cumming. facebook.com/SarahDonuts/

Sublime Doughnuts. Get a little extra love with Sublime’s heart-shaped doughnut filled with raspberry jam and covered in powdered sugar (there’s also a dark chocolate-covered option). A bonus: The shop’s Briarcliff location is certified Kosher.

535 10th St NW, Atlanta, 404-897-1801 and 2566 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 404-315-6899, sublimedoughnuts.com

Sweet Apple. The doughnut shop offers jelly-filled lemon, strawberry and apple doughnuts.

5430 McGinnis Ferry Road, Alpharetta. 678-366-1880.

The bakery at Publix Super Market at Toco Hills. The certified kosher bakery sells a traditional version of the holiday treat.

Toco Hills Promenade, 2969 N Druid Hills Road, Atlanta. 404-638-6022, publix.com/locations/773-toco-hills-shopping-center

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