Chanukah Treats and Sweets

Chanukah is an 8 day Jewish holiday that celebrates the miracle of light it is a joyous festival of lights People celebrate by lighting the menorah, playing dreidel games, and eat festive foods. Of course there are the traditional festive foods such as the Potato Latkes, and Jelly Donuts.  This year the festival is celebrated December 16-24, 2014.

Here are some unique food and drink treats being produced locally for the holiday.

Star of David

Hannukah Chocolates – Apple-Cinnamon dark ganache


Gem Chocolates

2029 West 41st Avenue

Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y7


Tues-Sat 11-7 / Sun 12-5 / Mon Closed

Twitter: @gemchocolates

Available December 11 – 23


chanukah beer parallel 49

Bubbie’s Brew Jelly Doughnut Ale is an 8% abc certified kosher jelly doughnut strong ale. The brew is a strong amber ale with raspberry extract.


Parallel 49 Brewing

1950 Triumph St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 558-2739

Twitter: @Parallel49Beer

Available in the Tasting Room December 12 – 23


Chanukah lolly pops at purdys

Star of David Lolly

Crafted especially for Hanukkah, this Star of David Lolly is made from creamy Purdys milk chocolate.

Each lolly arrives in a cellophane wrapper.

See more Chanukah offerings here

Purdy’s Chocolates

(multiple locations)

Twitter @PurdysChocolate




Find more Chanukah treats at the following locations:


Maple Grill

  • Latkes, donuts

1967 West Broadway

(604) 568-4885

Place your order in advance at


Naava Cuisine

–          Latkes, Jelly Dougnuts

950 West 41st Avenue




Solly’s (3 locations)

–          Latkes, Jelly Doughnuts, Chanukah Cookies, fresh Apple Sauce

1) 368 West 7th Avenue – 604-675-9750

2) 2873 West Broadway – 604-738-2121

3) 189 East 28th Avenue – 604-872-1821

Twitter @SollysBagelry



–         Latkes, Jelly Doughnuts, Chanukah Cookies, Tahini, Apple Sauce and Chocolates

3844 Oak Street



Siegel’s (2 locations)

– Latkes

1883 Cornwall Avenue


Twitter @siegelsbagels



–Latkes, Jelly Doughnuts, Chanukah Cookies, Apple Sauce and Chocolates

5775 Oak Street


Twitter @Omnitskys


Cafe Forty One

-Latkes and other favourites

Call to place your order early

5750 Oak Street

Tel: (604) 563-4141

Twitter @cafefortyone41


Phat Deli

1055 West Georgia, Level 100

Twitter @PHATRoyalCentre



Garden City Bakery

– Jelly Doughnuts and Chanukah Cookies

9100 Blundell Road



Apple Sauce is the side dish that complements your latkes and can double as a delicious and  dessert.

Chanukah only comes once a year (yes, it does last eight days), whether you are Jewish or not, pick up some treats and enjoy!

By: Richard Wolak

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