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How to Throw an Authentic Hanukkah Feast

Hanukkah, the Jewish 8-day Festival of Lights begins today, December 12th. The Hebrew word Chanukah translates to “dedication”. Here at FoodyDirect, we’re dedicated to delivering you tasty foods from around the country. If you’re planning a Hanukkah celebration for your family and friends, it may be difficult to find good kosher or Hanukkah themed foods. Last month, we discussed How to Throw a Unique Holiday Party but this month, we’re going to give you inspiration for your Hanukkah feast!

Lighting the Hanukkah Menorah

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The Appetizer

Kick off your party the right way with some tasty cocktail-sized knishes. Take your pick between potato, kasha, spinach, or a combination of all three. Kenny & Ziggy’s Delicatessen knows what they’re doing when it comes to Jewish cuisine. This Cocktail Knish Party Pack is the perfect way to welcome folks to your holiday celebration.

The Main Course

You don’t want to have just one selection for your guests to munch on. Instead, offer them a Hanukkah spread so delicious that they won’t even be able to choose! Sable’s Smoked Fish will make your mouth water with their Upper East Side Sampler featuring Scottish smoked salmon, lobster salad, crab salad, sliced smoked sable and tons more. Bring your family closer together with this amazing spread of some of the most delicious dishes you’ll find.

Smoked salmon sampler

If that’s still not enough grub for you and your family, Grandma’s Chicken Soup provides an outstanding dinner package of their famous Grandma’s Chicken Soup, potato latkes, one loaf each of challah and cinnamon raisin babke, and Lake Champlain chocolate coins. You can’t go wrong with latkes!


We hope you’ve saved room for dessert because we’ve got a few ideas that we think you’ll LOVE.

Just LOOK at this spectacular Blue Velvet Layer Cake from Carousel Cakes. Could it be any more beautiful? It’s also absolutely delectable. It has all the delectable taste of a red velvet cake just with bright blue coloring.

Blue velvet cake

An easy but still perfect dessert choice? Cookies! Eleni’s Cookies offers a few different varieties of cookies that are sure to delight your guests. First up, the Hanukkah Cheer Cookie Collection which come in shapes like a menorah, a dreidel, and the Star of David all in blue. The second choice is the Dreidel, Dreidel Hanukkah Cookies Gift Set which contains colorful dreidel shapes. The final selection is the Festival of Lights Hanukkah Cookies Gift Set which comes with 18 different cookies in the shape of dreidels, gifts, menorahs, and gold gelts. What more could you ask for for a spread of Hanukkah cookies?

We’re so proud to play host to such a variety of amazing Hanukkah foods and treats. We hope that your Hanukkah celebration is filled with fun and happiness. Hanukkah Sameach!
For more Hanukkah dishes and desserts, make sure to check out our Hanukkah Gifts section.