4 Locations on Long Island that are Celebrating Hanukkah
December 5, 2023 | What To Do
The holiday season can get hectic and the thought of having to prepare a meal for your family can be overwhelming on top of everything going on. So, if you are celebrating Hanukkah this year, we have a list of locations where you can dine in or purchase takeout traditional meals!
Nick & Toni’s
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Interested in going out to eat? Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton is celebrating Hanukkah from December 7th through December 15th with a la carte specials. In addition to the special Hanukkah menu, the regular a la carte menu will also be available. From the 7th to the 10th, the menu is as follows: an amuse of chopped chicken liver crostini, an appetizer of potato latkes with house cured salmon and crème fraiche, an entrée of braised beef short ribs, maple whipped sweet potatoes, and root vegetables, and a dessert special of raspberry jelly filled with chocolate sauce. For the 13th through the 15th, they are offering an amuse of smoked salmon salad, crème fraiche, and chives on cucumber, an appetizer of roasted beet soup and herb crème fraiche, an entrée of braised lamb shank, sweet potato tzimmes, and pomegranate gremolata, and a dessert of berry linzer torte. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant directly at 631-324-3550 or by clicking here.
Ben’s Kosher Deli
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Ben’s Kosher Deli is Hanukkah Headquarters this season with locations through Queens and Long Island. The deli is offering traditional Hanukkah dishes available for carry-out throughout the holiday. For a family of 6, you can order a special family dinner for $174.99 which includes: 2 qts. chicken noodle soup, 7 matzo balls, 1 qt. your choice side salad, 1 lb. rye bread, your choice of a main dish of either 3 whole chickens with stuffing or 2.5 lbs. brisket (+$10), 2 doz. mini latkes with applesauce, and a small relish tray. From December 7th through the 15th, this family special is available in addition to a special prize for latkes where if you buy three dozen you get one dozen free and and extra 25% off each additional dozen. Flavors include spinach, sweet potato, zucchini and potato. You can mix and match flavors and applesauce is included. Orders can be placed by calling your nearest Ben’s or calling the Catering Hotline at 1-800-344-BENS. To view their website, click here.
Zorn’s of Bethpage is offering takeout options with plenty of delicious options to choose from. They will be closed on Tuesday December 12th, but are open otherwise from 11am to 7:30pm. They are offering dishes which are not kosher including juicy rotisserie chickens, homemade matzoh balls, real stock chicken broth, potato pancakes, fresh chopped chicken liver, and choice of 2 fresh homemade side dishes all for $21.39 per guest with a minimum of 6 guests. Some homemade side dishes available include seasoned roasted potatoes, creamed spinach, mashed sweet potatoes, and many other delicious options. Zorn’s is asking to please order at least 24 hours in advance by calling the following number: (516) 731-5500 ext. 3. For more information and to see other options available, visit their website here.
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Another take-out option is Elegant Eating – Long Island Caterers of Smithtown. An important note is that the food is not kosher. They are offering matzo balls in multiples of four, chicken soup by the quart (broth with carrots), latkes by the dozen, homemade applesauce, chopped liver, boneless braised short ribs, and rugelach. Many items from their regular menu may be made available upon request in addition to the special holiday menu. If interested in placing an order, they are asking that you place your order 7 days before the pick-up date. For to order and learn more about pick-up times, call (631) 360-2211. To learn more about them, click here.
We are wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season! Happy Hanukkah!