With Hanukkah coming up, that means Hanukkah parties! And Hanukkah gifts! And Hanukkah food! Basically, three of my favorite things, all combined in these fun ideas for Hanukkah hostess food gifts for your favorite foodie.
From traditional ideas to traditional ideas with a modern twist, hopefully you’ll find the perfect reason among these Hanukkah food gift ideas not to show up empty-handed.
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– All links and prices updated for 2019 –
Gelt Trip Chocolates
One bag will do. Or wait, not really.
Dean and Deluca Chocolate Babka
2 loafs for $28, Dean and Deluca
For some of us, it’s just not a Hanukkah without a babka.
UPDATE: Dean and Deluca is gone, but you can find Oneg Bakery’s Double Chocolate Babka at Goldbelly, which ships everywhere.
When you need to make a very big impression. But hurry, only 50 boxes available each year!
Lot ‘A Latkes Gift Box
The ultimate taste of an NYC Hanukkah.
La Tourangelle Roasted Peanut Oil
$7.98/16.9 oz, Amazon
Hey, those latkes aren’t going to fry themselves.
(And of course, canola oil is fine if you’re avoiding peanuts.)
Artisanal Sufganiyot (i.e. Jelly Donuts) by Underwest
Traditional — yet not.
UPDATE: Underwest is gone, sniff, but you can DIY with a fabulous jelly donut recipe like this one from The Spruce Eats.
Festival of Bites mini cupcakes
$30/25 and up, Baked by Melissa
Warning: Will not last all 8 nights.
Progettidivini Prosecco Brut
According to Food & Wine, champagne and sparkling wines are the very best latke-wine pairing, and who am I to argue? Prosecco is a perfect choice hold its own with sweet applesauce, and not too spendy.
Zabar’s Black and White Cookie Box (Kosher)
Oh Zabar’s. You always come through.