Hanukkah is almost here! This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of December 7 and ends on the evening of December 14! For those of you who aren’t familiar, the story of Hanukkah tells us that after defeating the Greeks and reclaiming the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, Judah the Maccabee and the Jewish People wanted to light the temple's Menorah. When they went to light it, they found only enough oil to last for one night. Miraculously, that small portion of oil lasted for eight nights.

Every year during Hanukkah, we celebrate and remember this miracle. To commemorate this, we light the Menorah for eight nights and eat foods that are fried in oil like latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (fried jelly donuts).

As you’re prepping for your Hanukkah celebrations, here are some local spots that have Hanukkah foods and treats to make this Hanukkah the best one yet! 


Donna's Delicious Dozen Hanukkah Donuts


Donna's Delicious Dozen

Donna’s Delicious Dozen is a donut shop in Gahanna that has tasty sufganiyot (jelly donuts) for Hanukkah this year! The Hanukkah pack of donuts comes with Donna's Sufganiyot with delicious cherry filling, vanilla cake donuts with blue & white marble icing, and vanilla cake donuts with both chocolate and vanilla icing and sprinkles. They are available in half-dozen or dozen for pick-up between December 7 and December 15 and you can put your pre-orders in now! All of the donuts at Donna’s are made to order so you should expect fresh, warm, and delicious donuts when you stop by.

You can find Donna’s Delicious Dozen at 5322 N Hamilton Rd, Columbus, OH 43230. 


Angie's Rainbow Cookie Hanukkah


Angie's Rainbow Cookies

Angie’s Rainbow Cookies is ready to help you have the best Hanukkah ever with a delicious Hanukkah Cookie Platter! The platter includes her classic rainbow cookies, Hanukkah rainbow cookies, walnut raisin rugelach, and raspberry thumbprint cookies. Named after owner Betsy’s Grandma Ange, Angie’s Rainbow Cookies consist of spongy layers of almond cake and sweet raspberry jam, dipped in a delicious chocolate coating. The Hanukkah version switches the raspberry jam for apricot jam and the chocolate coating for white chocolate. They are both festive and tasty! There are two sizes available and you can order now from her website to pick up cookies from Lewis Center or for nationwide shipping. 


Peace Love Little Donuts Worthington Hanukkah


Peace, Love, and Little Donuts - Worthington

If you’re looking for a bite-sized treat, Peace, Love & Little Donuts has the perfect option for you! Their pack of Hanukkah donuts includes mini sufganiyot, chocolate sprinkle donuts, vanilla sprinkle donuts, and donuts topped with candy Jewish Stars and Menorahs. Peace, Love & Little Donuts makes all of their old-fashioned cake donuts to order so they are warm and the toppings are perfectly melty.

Peace, Love & Little Donuts is located in Old Worthington at 656 High St, Worthington, OH 43085. 


Katzinger's Hanukkah


Katzinger's Delicatessen

Katzinger’s Delicatessen is a staple in German Village and has some delicious savory options to help you celebrate Hanukkah this year. The most popular offering they will be serving up is their potato latkes (potato pancakes). They are deep-fried and served with both applesauce and sour cream. Latkes are a quintessential Hanukkah food, but they can be a lot of work to make at home, which is why it’s so nice that Katzinger’s has them! They will also have matzo ball soup and challah to round out your Hanukkah celebration.

Katzinger’s is located at 475 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215.


Brownie Points Hanukkah


Brownie Points

Brownie Points is known for its gourmet gift boxes that can be shipped nationwide, but did you know that they are a local business? All of their brownies are baked from scratch and you can definitely tell. This Hanukkah season, they created the “Oy to the World” Gift Box that has 10 Baby Brownies, 2 bags of Crunchy Brownie Edgies, 1 Bag of Brownie Bites, 2 Brownie Besties and 2 BrowniEmojis. They also have a smaller “Happy Hanukkah'' box that includes 12 Baby Brownies in an assortment of inventive flavors and 1 BrowniEmoji that says “Happy Hanukkah”. These gift boxes would be perfect to send to family out of town or to bring to a Hanukkah party! Everything in the boxes is individually wrapped and perfect for sharing.

You can order the “Oy to the World” or “Happy Hanukkah” box now and have it shipped or pick it up from Brownie Points at 5712 Westbourne Ave, Columbus, OH 43213.


Kitties Cakes Hanukkah


Kitties Cakes

Kittie’s Cakes is helping us to get in the Hanukkah spirit with some delicious Hanukkah cut-out cookies! They have an adorable holiday cookie box that includes decorated sugar cookies, chocolate ganache drop cookies, coconut macaroons, jam thumbprint cookies, Russian tea cookies, and peppermint bark and more. This cookie box would be perfect for a gift or to enjoy with your friends and family as you light the Hanukkah Menorah. You can order in advance online or in the shop at either Kittie’s location.

You can find Kittie’s in Bexley at 2424 E. Main Street, Bexley, Ohio 43209 and in German Village at 495 S. 3rd Street, German Village, Ohio 43215. 

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