Celebrate Hanukkah in Atlanta with special dinners, sufganiyot and more

Find out where to get sufganiyot, how to make latkes.
Latkes from the Hanukkah menu of Petit Chou. / Courtesy of Petit Chou

Credit: Courtesy of Petit Chou

Credit: Courtesy of Petit Chou

Latkes from the Hanukkah menu of Petit Chou. / Courtesy of Petit Chou

Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights, kicks off on Dec. 7, with festivities running through Dec. 15. In addition to menorah lightings and other events held across metro Atlanta, there are plenty of ways to celebrate that involve traditional Hanukkah foods, including latkes and sufganiyot.

Aziza is offering a selection of dishes for its Hanukkah dinner. / Courtesy of Aziza

Credit: Courtesy of Aziza

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Credit: Courtesy of Aziza

Savory food to eat out or at home

Whether you want to celebrate Hanukkah out or bring it home, several metro Atlanta restaurants are offering special meals and dishes to keep you full throughout the holiday.

Alon’s. Owner Alon Balshon offers a menu of to-go items for Hanukkah including latkes, boreka bites, sufganiyot and rugelach.

1394 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, 404-872-6000 and 3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, 404-978-2601. alons.com

Aziza. Head to Aziza for a Hanukkah meal kit, complete with food for six people for $180. Dishes include red wine-braised brisket and jus or hawaij spice roasted cauliflower; potato latkes; butternut squash chershi and baba ganouj; orange carrot tzimmes; and an assortment of sufganiyot. The restaurant is also offering holiday wine collection and sufganiyot boxes to go. Orders must be placed by Dec. 12, with pickup from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 7-15.

1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 494-968-9437, aziza-restaurant.com

The General Muir. The Emory Point location of Jewish-style deli The General Muir is offering a Hanukkah dinner with matzoh ball soup; latkes with apple sauce and sour cream; an entree with choices including 24-hour brisket, fried chicken and beluga lentils; and either pistachio marzipan olive oil cake or chocolate sufganiyot for dessert. Wine pairings are also available for an additional fee. If you miss the dinner, the restaurant will also offer several variations on traditional latkes throughout the holiday.

Dec. 8 and 9. $55. 1540 Avenue Place, Atlanta. 678-927-9131, thegeneralmuir.com/emorypoint

Goldberg’s Fine Foods. Goldberg’s, which has been a metro Atlanta institution for 50 years, is serving to-go dishes including latkes, matzoh ball soup, brisket, rugelach and sufganiyot.

Multiple locations. goldbergsfinefoods.com

Petit Chou. Gather with loved ones at this Cabbagetown restaurant for the Golden Lakes Village dinner, named for the Florida community where Petit Chou owner Ron Fisher’s grandparents retired to. Options include dishes like latkes, Lou’s Coke Brisket, made “Driving Miss Daisy-style,” and Golda’s Duck Breast with apricot sauce.

Dec. 7-9. 5-9:30 p.m. 662 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta. 470-270-8996, petitchouatl.com

Making Sufganiyot with Alon from Alon's Bakery & Market

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Where to find sufganiyot in metro Atlanta

Variations on traditional round, 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. Deep-fried in oil, they’re eaten during Hanukkah as a nod to the miracle of the oil that burned for eight nights.

Alon’s. The bakery has doughnuts with traditional strawberry jelly as well as custard, dulce de leche, chocolate and raspberry.

1394 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, 404-872-6000 and 3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, 404-978-2601. alons.com

Aziza. The west Midtown Israeli restaurant is offering a sufganiyot box, with strawberry cardamom, dulce de leche and coconut doughnuts.

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

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

Multiple locations. doughinthebox.com

Duck Donuts. Get your jelly-filled doughnuts with cinnamon or powdered sugar at Duck Donuts.

3005 Old Alabama Road, Alpharetta, 470-385-6303 and 1281 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, 700-693-1622. duckdonuts.com

The General Muir. The restaurant will have a limited number of chocolate and lemon curd-filled sufganiyot tossed in sugar. Pre-ordering is recommended.

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

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

Multiple locations. sarahdonuts.com

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

The bakery at Publix Super Market at Toco Hills. The certified kosher bakery sells a traditional raspberry-filled 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

Recipes and cooking tips

Want to make your Hanukkah meal at home? Try these recipes and tips.

•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 how to make the restaurant’s famous sufganiyot.

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