Chanukah Eats Chicago: 2022 Edition

Hanukkah Jewish Eats 2022 Chicago ChiTribe

Finding delicious Chanukah classics in Chicago by locally owned Jewish businesses

Looking for delicious Channukah classics in Chicago? Check out our top 3: R & A Sourdough, Zeitlin’s Deli, and Schmaltz & Vinegar. Chicago is a city of good eats and lots of Chanukah options from holiday boxes of bagels to DIY latke kits. ChiTribe loves to profile locally Jewish owned businesses who are producing amazing Hanukkah delicacies this season. Here is our round up of the the three miraculous Chanukah Eats in Chicago to cater any and all of your events!

R & A Sourdough

Meet Rachel and Adam Beltzman, founders, owners, and operators of R&A Sourdough in 2020. Check out R & A Bakery on Instagram @randasourdough and visit the website to order for Hanukah here>>

R&A Challah -R&A has your baking and braiding covered this year. Challah is available in plain, everything and Nutella-filled varieties, alongside individual challah bialys with a schmear center. Requires a pre-order two days in advance on Tock

R&A Holiday Boxes – If you’re catering a Hanukkah house party or seeking a delicious gift for your friends and family, check out the R&A Holiday Boxes – available in the bagel-forward “Nice Box,” dessert-to-the-front “Naughty Box,” as well as one just with R&A’s house-baked cookies. Can be ordered in advance on Tock or quick-turn via Paytronix (varieties of desserts may vary). 

R&A Latkes -For the frying fearful, R&A has pre-made latkes – available in packs of 6, served ready-to-eat or bake at home. R&A latkes include sweet potato for a twist on a classic. Available for pre-order on Tock.

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Zeitlin’s Deli

Meet Sam Zeitlin and his amazing new business from farmer’s market to storefront, founded in 2021. Cater your Hanukkah parties with homemade apple sauce and Latke kits. Sufganiyot by the dozen and all created by locally owned Zeitlin’s Deli.

Check out Zeitlin’s on Instagram @zeitlinsdelicatessen and order from the website here>>

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Schmaltz & Vinegar

Local Jewish Chef Jessica Williams launched her catering business last year with a lot of latkes in December of 2021. This year, Chef Jessica is back and has more options than ever before. Check out Schmaltz & Vinegar on Instagram @schmaltz.vinegar and order from the website for Hanukah here>>

Some things to know…

-All orders require 48 hours advance notice
-The only way to submit an order is by emailing
-Deliveries on 12/18 and 12/23 on a first come first served basis so get those delivery orders in early!

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Rebecca Schwab

Rebecca Schwab

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