I love latkes. I love them hard. The only thing better than a dinner comprised fully of potatoes is a dinner comprised fully of potatoes… and onions. I make latkes once a year, on Hanukkah, and it’s always a pain. It’s messy. Even with the help of a food processor, it’s an agonizing amount of work. And it’s hard to keep everything hot and crispy and delicious at the same time. What if you could enjoy latkes for all eight nights without the fuss? Here are the places serving the best latkes on Long Island.
In Bridgehampton, chef Jason Weiner is old hand when it comes to latke production. You can trust that his bespoke market, which opened two years ago and serves everything from marinated meats to preserved goods, will provide the best of the best. During Hanukkah, you can get your latkes at L&W. Dinner is served.
You can find all your favorites here in Seafordd: kreplach, stuffed derma, stuffed cabbage, and, of course, knish. You can also find two superlative versions of potato pancake, one made with sweet potatoes and one made traditionally, with russets. Both are served with a choice of applesauce or sour cream.
Kosher Thyme Marketplace
This Plainview spot is the go-to for traditional Jewish cooking (think kasha varnishkes, tzimmes, and chopped liver). Their potato latkes, which you can get in addition to any of their holiday catering packages, are top of the line. Bring home a tray for dinner, or any other meal.
If you dine in, you can get two massive potato pancakes for $8.50 at this Merrick spot—but, more importantly, you can also get them to go, since Pastrami King offers a variety of catering packages (add pastrami while you’re there, obviously).
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