Best Hanukkah Food Celebrations in Austin

Hanukkah in Austin is coming up soon, from Sunday, December 18 through Monday, December 26. There are several Austin restaurants, bars, and organizations partaking in takeout Hanukkah meals, dishes, and even cocktails. Relatedly, Eater explored the city’s best Jewish foods.

Drinks & Pop-Ups

Kitty Cohen’s
2211 Webberville Road, East Austin
The patio-friendly bar brought back its multi-week Hanukkah cocktail pop-up again this holiday season. The Get Lit bar features themed cocktails. Co-owner Josh Brownfield, who is Jewish himself, consulted his rabbi brother-in-law for the pop-up. New to this year’s celebrations will be a JewBoy Burgers pop-up on the first night of Hanukkah (Sunday, December 18) and Hanukkah cookies and rugelach by pastry chef Amanda Rockman Partial proceeds will go towards Shalom Austin.
Dates: Friday, December 1 through Friday, December 30


Midnight in the Garden
To be disclosed after buying tickets
Austin chefs Amanda Rockman and Laura Sawicki are joining forces to host two Hanukkah dinners with the lauded pop-up with a multi-course meal. It’s $200 per person, and the meals take place.
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11 at 6:45 pm

Dinners & Parties & Events

Temple Beth Shalom
7300 Hart Lane, South Austin
Members and guests of the Austin synagogue can go to its Hanukkah party, with lots of holiday food like latkes and sufganiyot from the catering company Royal Fig Catering, music and activities.
Dates: Sunday, December 18, 5 to 8 p.m

Shalom Austin
Kitty Cohen’s, 2211 Webberville Road, East Austin
The Jewish community organization is taking advantage of Kitty Cohen’s Hanukkah pop-up (see above) by hosting a party through its young adult division group 3Sixty Club. Tickets for the Mazel Ball are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and free for members.
Dates: Saturday, December 24, 9 to 11 p.m

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