Looking for latkes? We’ve got you covered. From kosher staples to upscale spins on the classic recipe, these 11 spots elevate the humble potato to new heights. Enjoy, and as always, call or visit online in advance to confirm pickup details and dietary specifications.
For a new favorite
Visit the brand-new Our Fathers in the Fenway—formerly in Allston, from the team behind Tasty Burger—for latkes by the dozen, organic sour cream and homemade Granny Smith applesauce. Order online from Dec. 7-15.
For kosher staples
When it comes to latke variety, nobody does it better than The Butcherie: This Brookline kosher essentialist offers them in gluten-free, vegetarian, sweet potato and salmon varieties. Order by the dozen 48 hours in advance.
For classic deli delights
Deli favorite Mamaleh’s sells DIY latke mix starting on Dec. 4. Pick it up along with favorites like whitefish and sable. Mamaleh’s has three locations—Boston, Brookline and Cambridge—and they also offer convenient suburban drop-offs.
For a full feast
Order a complete Hanukkah takeout meal from Brookline staple Michael’s Deli starting Dec. 4. Owner Steven Peljovich serves latkes, knishes, blintzes, chopped liver, matzoh ball soup and lots more. Portions are generous.
For cocktails and good cheer
Beloved seasonal pop-up Maccabee Bar at Harvard Square’s Noir Bar arrives through Dec. 31. In addition to Hanukkah-themed cocktails, they’ll serve bar snacks including latkes. Pair them with a “Latke Sour,” made with apple brandy and lemon.
For a special night out
On New Year’s Eve, seafood specialist Row 34 in Fort Point and Burlington throws a lavish caviar dinner with champagne, smoked fish platters and lots of latkes, topped with caviar and salmon pastrami.
For farm-to-table goodness
North Cambridge’s cozy, farm-to-table hideaway Urban Hearth offers a Hanukkah takeout menu for $85, plus plenty of a la carte to-go options, including latkes. They’re known for fabulous veggie choices. Order in advance.
For Eastern European specialties
Café Polonia in Boston is a must-try for Eastern European standards done right: kielbasa, pierogis and exceptional potato pancakes, served with applesauce or goulash, year-round. Dine in or order online.
For dairy-free delights
At Inna’s Kitchen in Newton, find gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and kosher favorites in bulk that you can pass off as your own: challah, babka, delicious salads, soups and stews, stuffed cabbage—and lots of latkes. Opt for a traditional vegan dozen, or try them stuffed with plant-based meat, served in packs of two.
For a gourmet spin
Global small plates destination Sarma in Somerville—one of the toughest reservations in town, helmed by award-winning chefs Ana Sortun and Cassie Piuma—serves a succulent spin on latkes. Their latke falafel is served with prickly jalapeño tahini and pickles. Polish them off with chocolate halva bites.
For eight days of latkes
Stillwater (Boston) and Sloane’s (Allston) chef Sarah Wade, known for comfort food menus, serves creative latkes throughout Hanukkah’s eight nights: dill beet, horseradish cheddar, classic in lamb sausage tomato sauce and more.